All in all it proved to be a great year, and anyone who is interested in this sport or power-lifting, or even just to get fit or in shape, needs to get to the Galway City Gym, where, as this article has proven, it lives up to its reputation as the home of champions. From track athletes, footballers, kick boxing champions, rugby players, body builders it speaks for itself. The Galway City Gym offers a wealth of experience in all fields and under the management of Tony Mc Caffrey and the team, it has proved its reputation from near to far.
The Everyman was packed with families of competitors — from grandparents to infant children. Conor McCarthy travelled with his parents and girlfriend from Mullingar and was beaming with pride in the lobby. Only two years after starting bodybuilding, he took first place in the Men’s Physique (Tall) category. While he has youth (and height) on his side, many of the competitors are in their 40s and 50s. All want to be the best, but in the small scene of the national circuit, they all know each other. They all want to win, but they all have the same aim — to win clean.