Weightlifting

Welcome to University of Galway Weightlifting! Set up in 2016, we aim to introduce the sport of Olympic Weightlifting, commonly known as Weightlifting, to all students, staff and alumni in a fun and friendly environment.


We cater to all levels, from complete beginners to experienced lifters, and to all interests; from those who just want to keep fit to those who wish to compete, or use Weightlifting to improve performance in other sports. No prior athletic experience is required to join the club!

Weightlifting is made up of two competition lifts: the Snatch and the Clean and Jerk. The Snatch involves lifting the barbell from the floor to an overhead position in one continuous movement, while the Clean and Jerk consists of moving the barbell from the floor to overhead in 2 movements: from the floor to the shoulders, and from the shoulders to overhead.

Weightlifting competitions are held throughout the country during the year, including Intervarsities every February. We send a team every year and try our best to secure our name as the top University Team in the country!

Olympic Weightlifting is a bodyweight sport, with athletes competing against others in the same category. Each weightlifter receives three attempts in each of the two lifts and the athlete who lifts the highest combined weight in the Snatch and Clean & Jerk is the winner.

Women compete in 10 categories: 45kg, 49kg, 55kg, 59kg, 64kg, 71kg, 76kg, 81kg, 87kg, +87kg

Men compete in 10 categories: 55kg, 61kg, 67kg, 73kg, 81kg, 89kg, 96kg, 102kg, 109kg and +109kg


History

  Our 2019 Inter-varsities team

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Our 2020 Intervarsities team

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Our 2022 Intervarsities team

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Achievements

Intervarsities 2022- 1 Gold, 3 Silver, 2 Bronze.

National Age-Grade Championships 2022- 6 Gold, 2 Silver.

Meetings

We train in Planet Health and Fitness (located above the bowling alley) on the Headford Road, which is a 10 minute walk from campusDuring term-time we train on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30. 


Contact Us

Find our Instagram page (@uniofgalway_weightlifting) using the Instagram icon at the top of the page for the most up to date information regarding training, and feel free to drop us a message there :)

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Weightlifting
Welcome to University of Galway Weightlifting! Set up in 2016, we aim to introduce the sport of Olympic Weightlifting, commonly known as Weightlifting, to all students, staff and alumni in a fun and friendly environment.

Committee Members
Captain - Chairperson:Kieran Joyce
Club Captain:Yan Leydon
PRO:Robyn Gaffey
Treasurer:Cormac Maguire
Secretary:Yee Chan
September 28th
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