Dear members, We are delighted to announce that the IPF will be introducing two new weight classes to the female division in 2021. The 72kg class will be dropped on the 1st of January and a new 69kg and 76kg class will be introduced. This brings the total number of classes in the Male and…

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The Irish Powerlifting Federation will be implementing a number of strategies for the safety of lifters, volunteers and spectators at the upcoming competitions planned for October, November and December. These precautions will be reviewed in accordance with Government guidelines as the dates approach  and are subject to change. All attendees (lifters, coaches, officials, volunteers, media…

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Nationals invites will be issued in December following the final IrishPF competition of 2020. Qualifying for Nationals 2021 will be based on the qualifying criteria below along with existing eligibility criteria. 1) As usual, the Top 7 totals set at IrishPF/ IPF/EPF competitions for each weight class will qualify. Nationals 2021 qualifying totals will be…

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The new calendar and regional set up will open up more spots for newer lifters to join the IPF in 2017. In addition more competitions have been added to the calender with double the admin staff to help run them. National squad members are not required to compete at regional level which will also open…

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The Irish Powerlifting Federation national team will be competing at the IPF world championship in Texas. A team of 20 lifters age between 17 to 40 have been selected to represent our nation for the first time in over a decade. Powerlifting is currently waiting approval from the Olympic committee and was recently accepted to…

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All venue applications will be reviewed by the IrishPF committee and will be considered for all future events. The IrishPF will supply the following equipment at all IrishPF events. 450kg Competition Plates IPF approved competition rack x 2 Projector Scoring Lights Software to run meet Calibrated scales Referees A PDF will be circulated listing all…

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10 Facts you didn’t know about the IPF (International Powerlifting Federation)  9 African Nations, 20 Asian Nations, 34 European Nations, 12 North American Nations, 13 Oceania Nations and 8 South American Nations. 96 Nations in total are affiliated to the IPF. 12 female lifters have been inducted into the IPF hall of Fame. 20 male…

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