‘Strongest Man’ event lift for city

The Mayor of LOndonderry Councillor Maurice Devenney reaches new heights at the with a little help from Jonathan Kelly, left and Chris McNaghten who will be competing in Ireland Strongest Man competition, The event will be held in Derry's Guildhal Square starting on friday the 1st of July at6pm and continuing on saturady the 2nd. The extravaganza of strength will see men tested by the 1000lb earth moving tyre flip, the arm over arm 10 tonne truck pull and the Louis Cyr Axle Press for Maximum. Day two will see a further five tests of strenth including, the 1 tonne vehicle deadlift hold, the barbarian axe-cricifix, arm wrestling, the ultimate squat and the the finale of the Stones of Strenth. The reward for teh winner will be the Finn McCool Trophy and the top four will represent Ireland at teh UK Strongest Man 2011 competition. PIcture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 7.6.11
The Mayor of LOndonderry Councillor Maurice Devenney reaches new heights at the with a little help from Jonathan Kelly, left and Chris McNaghten who will be competing in Ireland Strongest Man competition, The event will be held in Derry's Guildhal Square starting on friday the 1st of July at6pm and continuing on saturady the 2nd. The extravaganza of strength will see men tested by the 1000lb earth moving tyre flip, the arm over arm 10 tonne truck pull and the Louis Cyr Axle Press for Maximum. Day two will see a further five tests of strenth including, the 1 tonne vehicle deadlift hold, the barbarian axe-cricifix, arm wrestling, the ultimate squat and the the finale of the Stones of Strenth. The reward for teh winner will be the Finn McCool Trophy and the top four will represent Ireland at teh UK Strongest Man 2011 competition. PIcture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 7.6.11

The Mayor Alderman Maurice Devenney has given his backing to Ireland’s Strongest Man 2011 Finn McCool trophy event which will take place in the city in July, saying it’s a great opportunity to showcase the city as a venue for hosting international sporting events.

Welcoming the event to the city, the Mayor said the competition had a large following, attracting thousands of spectators from across the region to the city. Encouraging people to come along, the Mayor said it promised to be a great family and celebratory occasion for the city. “The event, which is supported by the Council, will see the Guildhall Square being transformed into a modern battle ground and see Strongmen from all corners of the island of Ireland competing against each other in a series of gruelling tests over a two-day period. This is a great event for the city with excellent tourism and profile potential for the city. I wish the organizers every success and feel confident it will be a great occasion for everyone in the city and beyond.”