Friday, 17 May 2013

The 3rd Irish Egg Throwing Championship

The 3rd Irish National Open Egg Throwing Championship
 Approved by the
World Egg Throwing Federation

(incorporating the All England Egg Throwing Federation). in conjunction with the All Ireland Egg Throwing Federation and The Connacht Spring Show

Sunday 19th May 2013

Ballinrobe, County Mayo.

This event aims to place Ballinrobe at the head of sport egg throwing and pave the way for the event to become fully recognised by Sport Ireland. You can be part of it and gain the chance of guaranteed entry to the 2013 Word Egg Throwing Championships as Ireland’s official representative.

The World Egg throwing Federation is proud to again be associated with these games and looks forward to the rapid growth in its popularity under the leadership of Irish Egg Throwing President Paddy Rock, who said “This is a great opportunity for the people of Ireland to show what they are made of. We recognise it’s a new sport to some but we will be training people all day to take part in the finals and a chance for glory and world fame”
Top Irish Tosser and current holder of the Irish record Wild Willie O’Donovan will be trying to beat his own Irish recod and set a new World Record. 

The Irish games will consist of 2 disciplines.
Throw and Catch
Russian Egg Roulette

Official Recognition being sought
The sport of egg throwing, thought to have been invented in 1322, is seeking official recognition via the English Sports Council.  All required criteria have been fulfilled for 4 of the 5 sports and the application is now being resubmitted for the 5th.  We expect their decision shortly.  It is hoped that success will enable Egg Throwing to being admitted as a demonstration sport in the 2017 Rio Olympics.

How to play

See for details of how to play each game

 Andy Dunlop
World President
World Egg Throwing Federation.

07900 26 78 70

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The WETF and Swaton Vintage Day are run entirely without profit to raise funds for local and national charitable good causes including the Red Cross, Leukaemia Research and Air Ambulance provision.  The Irish National is being run to support the Western Care Association, supporting disabled people in the communit,.  No chickens will be hurt during the games. All eggs are stockpiled from local, happy and free-range sources. All eggs have been selected from those classified as not fit for consumption. Eggs may be at least 6 months old.



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