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The Irish Christmas Tree Throwing Championship was an epic occasion

Just look at all the techniques on show.
Jan 6th 2014, 11:28 AM 10,663 8

THE IRISH CHRISTMAS Tree Throwing Championship took place yesterday in Ennis, Co Clare.

In it, participants had to hurl a “standard 1.5 metre” Christmas tree as far as they possibly could.

It was an exciting occasion. The winner was Gary O’Growney, who chucked his tree a mighty 10.2 metres to equal the current Irish record. But there were a number of techniques on show:

1. The Epic Underarm Lob

1 Source: Eamon Ward

2. The Right-Side Hurl With Grimace

Source: Eamon Ward

3. The Running Fling

Source: Eamon Ward

4. The Whole Body Twist-And-Chuck

Source: Eamon Ward

5. And the Sideways Double-Fisted Heave

Source: Eamon Ward

Which is your favourite?

(All proceeds from the event went to the Clare branch of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland.)

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