TRIDENT KETTLEBELL BEGINNER CLASS: New round of classes starting soon! Learn to use kettlebells safely and effectively from one of Ireland’s top ranked and most experienced professional kettlebell sports and fitness instructors. Also included in the classes are bodyweight exercises as well as posture correction and strengthening techniques. Together with proper kettlebell instruction you can learn to prevent and remedy a wide range of joint and mobility issues and injuries. Places are limited so booking is essential. Contact David Sheehan MS, MSIC on (087) 3833258 or Email to:

Boru Kettlebell Club is a kettlebell sport club based in Durrow Co. Laois, and also runs classes in Kilkenny City. It has 18 members making it one of the biggest in Ireland. The club is owned and run by David Sheehan who is one of the highest ranked and most experienced professional kettlebell athletes in Ireland, holding Master of Sport and Master of Sport International Class ranks in Biathlon and Long Cycle. He has been competing for over 9 years both nationally and internationally.
The club is part of the national federation called The All Ireland Kettlebell Lifting Federation. They hold various inter club competitions throughout the year as well as bi annual national competitions to select an Irish team for international events.
In recent months David and several members of his club traveled as part of the Irish team to the IUKL World Championships in Latvia, and the European Championships in Germany. The IUKL (International Union of Kettlebell Lifting) is the oldest and biggest international kettlebell sport federation in the world. IUKL competitions have the largest athlete participation and the highest results of any international federation. It is affiliated to the World Anti Doping Agency and Sports Accord, as well as receiving the Observer Status Certificate, which brings it a step closer to inclusion in the Olympics.
Competitions last 3 to 4 days and men and women compete in set weight categories on single and double kettlebells. The bells weights used are:

  • 16kg amateur women
  • 20kg intermediate women
  • 24kg professional women
  • 24kg amateur men
  • 32kg professional men

Categories are: Juniors, Adults, and Veterans.
Ireland has placed between 3rd and 5th in a number of these huge competitions which are made up of up to 36 countries. At the European Championships in May Ireland finished 3rd overall and 1st in the veterans category. This is a huge achievement considering how relatively new the sport is in Ireland and that we are up against countries where it is their national sport.
The club is currently preparing for the World Championships in Serbia in November.
Kettlebell fitness and sports classes are run by coach David at the Harps GAA Club in Durrow every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm. If you interested in joining please call (087) 3833258 for more details.