St. Pat's TOW squad.
World domination is often the aim for team's competing on a global stage, however, St. Pat's TOW club are one of the few outfits who can actually claim to have achieved it, and achieved it again.
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And, as if this wasn't enough, they picked up yet more silverware when representing Ireland in the country event, securing a gold in the 560kg event and bronze at 600kg. Indeed, they just missed out on a medal at 640kg.
Their 14-man panel began on day one - club section - with the 560kg category, winning the top prize with ease following a final victory over Da Benniu. They had lost this title in acrimonious circumstances in 2016 meaning success here tasted sweet, to say the least. The St. Pat's 560kg team was Gary Conway, Hugh Óg Conway, Seán Conway, Michael Owen McGreehan, Liam Fitzpatrick, Gerald Porter, Tommy Griffin & PJ Griffin, coached by Hugh Mór Conway.
Day two brought the remaining titles, though it was some effort for St. Pat's to prevail in the 600kg considering its marathon format. They battled their way through a group of nine, making it to the final where Scotland's Tinto Farmers offered a thorough examination, but one St. Pat's ultimately passed. Team: Gary Conway, Hugh Óg Conway, Seán Conway, Michael Owen McGreehan, Martin Shields, Tom Griffin, Declan Griffin & PJ Griffin, coached by Hugh Mór Conway.
The final leg of the club competition saw St. Pat's ease to the 680kg title with Deinum-Britsum proving no match in the decider. Team: Gary Conway, Hugh Óg Conway, Seán Conway, Michael Owen McGreehan, Warren Conway, Shaun Doherty, Ronan Casey & Ciarán Fitzpatrick, coached by Hugh Mór Conway.
This feat of taking all four world club senior men’s titles is an incredible one considering the most any other club has taken
And to then represent Ireland with such class is a testament to the quality of the team and the club. Coach Hugh Mór Conway was thrilled with the fantastic performance by his full squad, with the added bonus that his three sons, Gary, Hugh Óg & Seán had formed the core of all seven teams, along with Michael Owen McGreehan.
The St. Pat's squad at the world championships was Gary Conway, Hugh Óg Conway, Seán Conway, Michael Owen McGreehan, Liam Fitzpatrick, Martin Shields, Warren Conway, Ciarán Fitzpatrick, PJ Griffin, Declan Griffin, Tommy Griffin, Shaun Doherty, Ronan Casey and Gerald Porter.