Powerlifting Championships in Derry this weekend

The Irish Powerlifting Organisations National Single Lifts Championships will take place in Derry on Saturday.
The Irish Powerlifting Organisations National Single Lifts Championships will take place in Derry on Saturday.

The Irish Powerlifting Organisation’s National Single Lifts Championships will take place in Derry tomorrow (Saturday).

The Benchpress and Deadlift competition will be held at the Maldron Hotel, Butcher Street from 10am.

This is the first time the Irish powerlifting championships have come to Derry.

Local Sinn Féin Councillor Colly Kelly, said: “I would like to wish the Irish Power Lifting Organisation and competitors all the best as they bring this competition to Derry for the first time.

“It’s good to see such competitions coming to Derry and will hopefully encourage more sporting organisations to come and use our city for hosting events.

“We have seen that events large and small can have a positive impact on the local hospitality sector.

“IPO was established in Ireland in 2005 and has grown to be one of the most successful Powerlifting Federation in the Country.”