Congratulations to all of the lifters and coaches who competed in then IPF September Open 2017. An enormous thank you to all of the referees, spotters, and loaders who made the day run smoothly, safely, and enjoyably.

The venue change for this event wasn’t ideal but Jay Farrant and The ABS Gym crew put a brilliant event together. ABS provided almost the entire morning crew with James Hanley’s Revolution Fitness team providing the afternoon team.

The IPF September Open 2017 winners were:

  • Emily Walsh (57, APC) – 297.5 @ 53.9 (360.66 Wilks) – Best Lifter (Female)
  • Grace Kelly (63, F4U) – 325 @ 60.8 (358.64 Wilks)
  • Maeve Cummins (72, ) – 337.5 @ 70.2 (335.10 Wilks)
  • Fidelma Gilligan (84, UQF) – 317.5 @ 80.1 (290.32 Wilks)
  • Catherine Higgs (84+, CUS) – 277.5 @ 112 (224.80 Wilks)
  • Caolan Mcglade (59, SMI) – 362.5 @ 58.7 (315.48 Wilks)
  • Thomas Donoghue (74, APC) – 510 @ 73 (370.46 Wilks)
  • Damian Nam (83, ) – 637.5 @ 81.9 (428.97 Wilks)
  • Fionn Hanratty (93, ) – 715 @ 92.5 (450.31 Wilks) – Best Lifter (Male)
  • Derrie Sutton (105, ISP) – 655 @ 102.1 (395.42 Wilks)
  • Adam Glennon (120, APC) – 492.5 @ 112.9 (287.62 Wilks)
  • Michael Whelan (120+, TSC) – 280 @ 137 (157.00 Wilks)
  • Kotchaphan Mai-On (47, ) – 230 @ 47 (309.33 Wilks)

A huge thank you to our referees for the day who were Linh Duy Nguyen, Deividas Barisas, Ben Doyle, James Hanley, Jonny Gardner, and Eoin Small. Congratulations to our shadow referees Chloé-Jade Mcdonald, Kevin Campbell, Christopher Wilkinson, and Jay Farrant.

Our fantastic spotting and loading team were run Killian Carolan who worked like a trooper all day long. The morning team were A.B.S. Powerlifting’s Suzie Gray, Louis Warren, Jordan Konczak, and Anna Hourihane whilst the afternoon team were Revolution Fitness’s Ian Wafer, Paul Kelly, Eric Killeen, and Jack Giggs Ryan.

Finally, Ally Ni Raghallaigh and Leslie Hoare kept the competition table running smoothly all day – huge thanks to both.

If I’ve forgotten anyone above, a thousand apologies.

The full results are linked here.

Love,
Rob, Seán, Jay, and the entire IPF Committee