Ray Foley

Golds galore for Southside Barbell Gym Limerick at the World Powerlfiting Championships

By Jack Neville / December 2, 2021 /

Based in Southside Barbell Gym, the Limerick powerlifting club left their mark on the World Powerlifting championships in Portugal last month with six members claiming gold. Despite his tender years, 18-year-old Darragh O’Keeffe was the first to take home gold breaking two world records in the process, all the while competing in his first ever…

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WATCH | World Powerlifting Champion Ray Foley on his WPC win, breaking his national record and his goals for the future

By Benjamin Geary / November 25, 2021 /

Limerick native Ray Foley swept his division at the World Powerlifting Championships in Portugal, taking home both the overall medal in his division and another for the heaviest bench press. Ray Foley is now double World Champion in the sport of Powerlifting after he took home two medals from the WPC championships in Portugal earlier…

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Limerick’s Ray Foley claims two World Championship titles at the WPC in Portugal

By Benjamin Geary / November 19, 2021 /

Limerick native Ray Foley has swept his division at the World Powerlifting Championships in Portugal, taking home medals for both deadlift and bench press. The World Powerlifting Championships took place last week in Portugal and perhaps the biggest name going into the competition was Limerick native Ray Foley, who has been taking the Irish powerlifting…

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Limerick native Ray Foley on his humble beginnings, discovering powerlifting and preparations for the World Championships

By Benjamin Geary / October 20, 2021 /

At the age of 29, Limerick native Ray Foley took up weight lifting as a means to give up smoking. Venturing into Askeaton Leasure centre, he attempted to bench press 50 kilograms (kgs) that was left racked by a previous gym goer. Foley’s weightlifting career would begin in complete contrast to where it is now…

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