In less than a week 13 lifters from A.B.S Powerlifting will be flying out to the biggest raw powerlifting event on the IPF Powerlifting calendar, the IPF World Championships.

The event consists of over 1000 lifters ranging from 16 – 80+ years of age from well over 60 different Nations from seven continents.

To get to this competition alone is tough enough and requires you to be in and around the top 4% of the entire Irish Powerlifting Federation, the IrishPF is roughly made up of around a thousand members.

The sport is completely self funded minus the entry fees and doping fees which is covered by the Irish Powerlifting Federation. This means that lifters who are good enough to make it also have to pay for their own accommodation, flights, tracksuits and then take time away from work.

This isn’t a sob story either as every single lifter would rather choose representing their country than a week in the sun posting bullshit pictures on Instagram, making everyone hate their lives back home.

That being said it’s actually more expensive to travel and lift for your country than pig out by the pool for a week.

Which brings me to this email.

We need your support, but rather than beg we have set up a pretty decent raffle which has been supported by some awesome local businesses. If I didn’t have a moral compass I would have probably fixed the raffle and taken some of the spot prizes myself lol.

We have made it pretty cheap so everyone can help no matter how poor you are lol.

One ticket is €5

Three tickets is €10

It’s pretty straight forward all you need to do is click the link here – https://www.paypal.me/absteam then send the dollar and we will enter you into the draw.


Bed and Breakfast in the Trinity City Hotel

€200 Voucher for Diamonds Furniture

Gin Glasses from Meubles House of Inspiration

€100 Freddy Voucher

Meal for two at 5Rock Skerries

A bottle of Redbreast Lustau edition and Teelings Whiskey

Voucher for Anna Schu Skin and Beauty, Stillorgan

€50 Voucher for the Hopsack Health Store

Protein Packs from Corrigans Butcher

Kinetica Sports Nutrition Hamper

Afternoon Tea West Cork Hotel

Invicta Apparel

Voucher for Sun Bear Gelato


Thank you for supporting our Irish lifters and good luck winning some of these prizes.

The draw will go live at 20:30 on the 30th of May via Instagram and Bookface


Jay Farrant  & Team

Leave a Comment