R.I.B.B.F. – Bodybuilding Ireland.
RIBBF, Republic of Ireland Bodybuilding Federation:
RIBBF are keen to further the sport of Bodybuilding in Ireland. The federation is affiliated to the IFBB and we send athletes to IFBB held competitions. Most of all the RIBBF support athletes to represent our nation at an amateur level.
Participation In Events:
There are two regional contests each year.
First of all there is the “South West Championships”. This includes all counties within Connacht and Munster.
Also the “North East Championships”. This includes all counties within Leinster and Ulster.
Furthermore the top three competitors from each class consequently will qualify for the National Championships of that year.
As a result class winners of the National Championship qualify for the European and World Championships.
Finally the international men’s team is made up of seven athletes. In addition these seven athletes qualify through the National Championships.
Most noteworthy the RIBBF have two European Gold medalists to date. John Carroll from Bray in Wicklow and Jim Butler from Limerick.
In conclusion we also have one IFBB Professional bodybuilder, Sean Bullman from Limerick.
Most noteworthy RIBBF’s finances are due to profits made from contests held yearly. In addition to two Regional National Qualifiers we also have another competition, the National Championships.
In addition to money made at the events we also have sponsors. Sponsors of these events consequently increase the federations funds.
This is especially relevant as funds are used to send the national team to European and World Championships. In addition sponsors allow us to host three contests each year.
President: Mick Bullman
Secretary: Sean Bullman
Head Judge: Tara Carroll
Limerick Reps: Sean Bullman/John Carroll
North East Rep: Noel McPartlin
South West Rep: Eddie Walsh