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Published 07/08/2013

Firefighter Stuart Knight, Cadagan Red Watch, Silver Medalist at the Ultimate Firefighter 30-34 event at the World Police and Fire Games at Titanic Slipway. Photo by Presseye
Firefighter Stuart Knight, Cadagan Red Watch, Silver Medalist at the Ultimate Firefighter 30-34 event at the World Police and Fire Games at Titanic Slipway. Photo by Presseye
Ultimate Firefighter competition at the Titanic Slipway in the Titanic Quarter of Belfast City Centre. Volunteers and sponsor Coke employees Zoe Cunningham(left) Ashley McIntyre(right) with firefighter and Crew Commander Blue Central Danny Ard. Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.
Sports Minister Caral Ni Chuilin gets to grips with the Garda rugby team at the Dub today, as part of the World Police and Fire Games. Photo-William Cherry/Presseye
Ultimate Firefighter competition at the Titanic Slipway in the Titanic Quarter of Belfast City Centre. Left to right. Volunteers Kathryn Lowry from Ballymena and Emma Charles from Fivemiletown. Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.
Winners Garda celebrate their victory over NIFRS in the GAA final in Belfast. Picture by Matt Mackey/Presseye.com
GAA at the Dub playing fields in South Belfast. Garda v NIFRS in the GAA final. Picture by Matt Mackey/Presseye.com
Winners Garda celebrate their victory along with Carl N Chuiln, Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure for Northern Ireland and NIFRS who took the sliver medal in the GAA final. Picture by Matt Mackey/Presseye.com
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Wrestling at Shankill LC. Vikramgeet Vikramgeet from India and Mika Kuroen Finland in the mens 96k Presseye / Declan Roughan
Ultimate Firefighter competition at the Titanic Slipway in the Titanic Quarter of Belfast City Centre. Local firefighter Conor Fitzgerald takes part in the event. Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.
Big Cheers for Team 2013 Volunteers! Sports Minister, Carál Ní Chuilín and Wendy Osborne, Chief Executive Volunteer Now thank Lee Campbell, Volunteer Support Team Leader and volunteers from Team 2013 for all their commitment and enthusiasm during 2103 World, Police and Fire Games. Photo-William Cherry/Presseye
Ultimate Firefighter competition at the Titanic Slipway in the Titanic Quarter of Belfast City Centre. Simone Fitzgerald(5) and her younger sister Robyn(3) from Belfast cheer on their firefighter father Conor. Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.
World Police and Fire Games. Isabelle Perreault centre fielder for Team Quebec women's police team playing in the Softball tournament Queens Dub playing fields. Photo Brian Little/ Presseye
Brazil versus Spain during the World Police and Fire Games' Beach Volleyball event at Portrush's East Strand. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker
Rugby 7's at The Dub, Belfast PSNI v Italian Fire Brigade Russell Pritchard / Presseye
Fire fighters during The Ultimate Fire fighter competition as part of The World Police and Fire games at Titanic Slipway in Belfast on Tuesday Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Brazil versus Spain during the World Police and Fire Games' Beach Volleyball event at Portrush's East Strand. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker
The World Police and Fire Games Volleyball at East Strand, Portrush on Wednesday. Picture Margaret McLaughlin
Beach volleyball at Portrush East Strand. USA (skins) v Brazil. Kevin Kozub, USA Picture Rowland White/Presseye
Surfing - Women's Short and Longboard at Portrush. Kristien Fauconnier from Antwerp Fire Brigade Picture Rowland White/Presseye
Young spectators watch on at Fire fighters during The Ultimate Fire fighter competition as part of The World Police and Fire games at Titanic Slipway in Belfast on tuesday Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Womens 300m hurdles during the Track and Field at Mary Peters Track at the 2013 World Police and Fire Games
Toughest competitor alive, World Police and Fire games Klaes Ola Kolberg from Attunda regional fire Picture by Stephen Hamilton/Presseye.com
World Police and Fire games semi final match between Tartarstan Republic Police and Securite Incendie Montreal held at Odyssey Belfast. Picture by /Presseye.com
Toughest Competitor Alive, World Police and Fire Games held at Bangor's Aurora centre, Paul Nevin Northern Ireland Picture by Stephen Hamilton/Presseye.com
Soccer finals at the DUB playing fields in South Belfast - Ladies finals. Toronto Police take silver.
Beach volleyball at Portrush East Strand. Picture Margaret McLaughlin
Beach volleyball at Portrush East Strand. Picture Margaret McLaughlin
Beach volleyball at Portrush East Strand. Picture Margaret McLaughlin
Beach volleyball at Portrush East Strand. Russia v Brazil (black). Silva of Brazil and Kleustov, Russia Picture Rowland White/Presseye
Surfing - Women's Short and Longboard at Portrush. Eva Grady from the California State Forestry Fire Departmant Picture Rowland White/Presseye
Surfing - Women's Short and Longboard at Portrush. Kristien Fauconnier from Antwerp Fire Brigade Picture Rowland White/Presseye
Toughest competitor alive,World Police and Fire games held at Bangor's Aurora centre, Poncho Jacko from Canada Picture by Stephen Hamilton/Presseye.com
Toughest competitor alive, World Police and Fire games held at Bangor's Aurora centre, Picture by Stephen Hamilton/Presseye.com
Park Special School pupils Sam McGarrigle, Shannon McShane and Lois McNeill celebrate with their World Police and Fire Games buddy Australian Customs Officer, Scott Clayton who won bronze in the final of the 800 metres. Also in the picture is teacher Ali Caldwell and World Police and Fire Games Federation President Mike Graham.Picture by Matt Mackey/Presseye.com
World Police and Fire Games Surfing at Portrush. Denis Rowland, Garda Siochana, Ireland.
WPFG Ultimate Fire Fighter on the Titanic Slip Way in Belfast.Picture by Matt Mackey/Presseye.com
Firefighter Gary Parker(blue) from Northern Road Fire Station in Derry plays policeman Henry Lee from Singapore in the squash competition at the Belfast Boat Club. Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.
Track and Field at Mary Peters Track at the 2013 World Police and Fire Games
Track and Field at Mary Peters Track at the 2013 World Police and Fire Games
Ross McClean wins silver medal in the shot put at the Track and Field at Mary Peters Track at the 2013 World Police and Fire Games
Womens 300m hurdles during the Track and Field at Mary Peters Track at the 2013 World Police and Fire Games
Axel Neumann from Germany takes part in the tennis competition at the Belfast Boat CLub.
Soccer finals at the DUB playing fields in South Belfast. PSNI(green) Vs Mexico Police. Mexico win 0-2 to take gold.
World Police and Fire games semi final match between Tartarstan Republic Police and Securite Incendie Montreal held at Odyssey Belfast. Picture by /Presseye.com
World Police and Fire games at Mary Peters Track in Belfast. Maria Machin and Jack House from Seattle Picture by Stephen Hamilton/Presseye.com
A Spectator cheers on Fire fighters during The Ultimate Fire fighter competition as part of The World Police and Fire games at Titanic Slipway in Belfast on tuesday Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Fire fighters during The Ultimate Fire fighter competition as part of The World Police and Fire games at Titanic Slipway in Belfast on tuesday Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 5th August 2013 Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye World Police and Fire Games Lewis Ferguson from Bangor winning silver in the 18-29 race at the Cycling Criterium at Stormont Estate, Belfast.
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Soccer QUB DUB - Presseye - Monday 5th August 2013 Copyright Presseye / Declan Roughan Brazil State Police against Mexico Corrections Brazil get into the spirit at the Dub yesterday
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Golf Malone Golf Club - Presseye - Monday 5th August 2013 Copyright Presseye / Declan Roughan (L-R) Karmen Pineta, Rick Kehr San Francisco Fire Service and Jane Codi White
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Soccer QUB DUB - Presseye - Monday 5th August 2013 Copyright Presseye / Declan Roughan Brazil State Police against Mexico Corrections Mexico's Jonattan Michel scores against Brazil
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Soccer QUB DUB - Presseye - Monday 5th August 2013 Copyright Presseye / Declan Roughan Brazil State Police against Mexico Corrections Brazil get into the spirit at the Dub yesterday
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Soccer QUB DUB - Presseye - Monday 5th August 2013 Copyright Presseye / Declan Roughan Brazil State Police against Mexico Corrections Mexico's captain Julio Martinez
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Soccer QUB DUB - Presseye - Monday 5th August 2013 Copyright Presseye / Declan Roughan Brazil State Police against Mexico Corrections Mexico corrections soccer team
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Tennis Belfast Boat Club - Presseye - Monday 5th August 2013 Copyright Presseye / Declan Roughan Belfast Boat Club Tennis Tournament for the WPFG (L-R) Mark Richter, Rasin Roman and Christof Seawald all police Germany
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Tennis Belfast Boat Club - Presseye - Monday 5th August 2013 Copyright Presseye / Declan Roughan Belfast Boat Club Tennis Tournament for the WPFG Stephen Mokhwing Hong Kong police
Presseye Northern Ireland - 05th August 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/Presseye 2013 World Police and Fire Games - Volleyball Cllr. Alderman Paul Porter with competitors and volunteers in the WPFG Volleyball at Lisburn Racquets.
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Tennis Belfast Boat Club - Presseye - Monday 5th August 2013 Copyright Presseye / Declan Roughan Belfast Boat Club Tennis Tournament for the WPFG (L-R) Carolin Zuplis and Merianne Freshette bothh from Qubec, Canada
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Tennis Belfast Boat Club - Presseye - Monday 5th August 2013 Copyright Presseye / Declan Roughan Belfast Boat Club Tennis Tournament for the WPFG Ryan Walker Central Coast police
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Tennis Belfast Boat Club - Presseye - Monday 5th August 2013 Copyright Presseye / Declan Roughan Belfast Boat Club Tennis Tournament for the WPFG (L-R) Maxim Gravel police Canada and ryan Walker police Australia
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 5th August 2013 Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye World Police and Fire Games Robert Boyce (Northern Ireland ) in the wheel of Jose Angel Izaguirre San Emeterio (Spain) during the 55-59/ 50-54 race at the Cycling Criterium at Stormont Estate, Belfast.
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 5th August 2013 Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye World Police and Fire Games Cycling Criterium at Stormont Estate, Belfast.
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Golf Malone Golf Club - Presseye - Monday 5th August 2013 Copyright Presseye / Declan Roughan Volunteeers (L-R) Rebecca Mc Crossan and Kate Mark
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Golf Malone Golf Club - Presseye - Monday 5th August 2013 Copyright Presseye / Declan Roughan Bruce Mion Police, USA on the first tee
Northern Ireland- 1st August 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. 013 World Police and Fire Games Opening Ceremony at the Kings Hall Complex Belfast. Canadian soccer players toast the start of the games in the arena.
Pacemaker Press 5/8/2012 Fire fighters during The Muster competition as part of The World Police and Fire games at Titanic Slipway in Belfast on monday Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 5/8/2012 Spectators take cover from a fire hose during The Muster competition as part of The World Police and Fire games at Titanic Slipway in Belfast on monday Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Chloe Quinn helps businessman Neville Moore of department store the White House in Portrush get ready for the World Police and Fire Games. With thousands of visitors expected to make their way to Portrush for the three beach events from August 6 - 8 Neville is hopeful of a boost to local business
Pacemaker Press 5/8/2012 Spectators take cover from a fire hose during The Muster competition as part of The World Police and Fire games at Titanic Slipway in Belfast on monday Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 5/8/2013: You're nicked! PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott catches a fish during the World Police and Fire Games Pairs Fly Fishing competition at Killylane reservoir near Ballymena today. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 5/8/2013: You're nicked! PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott catches a fish during the World Police and Fire Games Pairs Fly Fishing competition at Killylane reservoir near Ballymena today. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 5/8/2013: PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott during the World Police and Fire Games Pairs Fly Fishing competition at Killylane reservoir near Ballymena today. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 5/8/2013: PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott has an audience as he casts during the World Police and Fire Games Pairs Fly Fishing competition at Killylane reservoir near Ballymena today. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 5/8/2013: You're nicked! PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott competing in the World Police and Fire Games Pairs Fly Fishing competition at Killylane reservoir near Ballymena today. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON
Pacemaker Press 5/8/2012 Fire fighters during The Muster competition as part of The World Police and Fire games at Titanic Slipway in Belfast on monday Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 5/8/2012 Spectators take cover from a fire hose during The Muster competition as part of The World Police and Fire games at Titanic Slipway in Belfast on monday Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 5/8/2012 Fire fighters from Barcelona during The Muster competition as part of The World Police and Fire games at Titanic Slipway in Belfast on monday Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 5/8/2012 Spectators take cover from a fire hose during The Muster competition as part of The World Police and Fire games at Titanic Slipway in Belfast on monday Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press Belfast 26-07-2013: Pictured cheering on the Team Northern Ireland at the launch of the 2013 World Police and Fire Games Team kit are: Left to Right Mark Cushnahan, (Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service), Diane Phillips (Northern Ireland Prison Service), Constable Morena Thomas and Constable Graeme Philson (Police Service of Northern Ireland), Neab Caughey (Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service) and Eric Winterbottom (Northern Ireland Prison Service). ÊThe Games take place from the 1 - 10 August and all events are free for the public to attend. Picture By: Pacemaker.
Pacemaker Press 5/8/2012 Spectators take cover from a fire hose during The Muster competition as part of The World Police and Fire games at Titanic Slipway in Belfast on monday Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 5/8/2012 Spectators take cover from a fire hose during The Muster competition as part of The World Police and Fire games at Titanic Slipway in Belfast on monday Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 5/8/2012 Fire fighters during The Muster competition as part of The World Police and Fire games at Titanic Slipway in Belfast on monday Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland 4th August 2013 - Mandatory Credit - Picture by Matt Mackey/Presseye.com World Police and Fire Games 2013 at Darts at Newforge country club.
©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland 4th August 2013 - Mandatory Credit - Picture by Matt Mackey/Presseye.com World Police and Fire Games 2013 at Darts at Newforge country club.
©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland 4th August 2013 - Mandatory Credit - Picture by Matt Mackey/Presseye.com World Police and Fire Games 2013 at Darts at Newforge country club.
©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland 4th August 2013 - Mandatory Credit - Picture by Matt Mackey/Presseye.com World Police and Fire Games 2013 at the Bangor Aurora Aquatic & Leisure Complex where athletes from Germany, India and Japan and many others are competing. 200m freestyle. Stephen McConnell from PSNI.
©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland 4th August 2013 - Mandatory Credit - Picture by Matt Mackey/Presseye.com World Police and Fire Games 2013 Mixed Hockey at Stormont Pavilion. PSNI v Garda.
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Golf Malone Golf Club - Presseye - Monday 5th August 2013 Copyright Presseye / Declan Roughan Volunteeers (L-R) Rebecca Mc Crossan and Kate Mark
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Golf Malone Golf Club - Presseye - Monday 5th August 2013 Copyright Presseye / Declan Roughan (L-R) Karmen Pineta, Rick Kehr San Francisco Fire Service and Jane Codi White
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Mary Peters Track Belfast - Presseye - Saturday 3rd August 2013 Copyright Presseye / Declan Roughan NIFS Brendan Mc Conville in action in the 110 meters hurdles Decathlon yesterday
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Mary Peters Track Belfast - Presseye - Saturday 3rd August 2013 Copyright Presseye / Declan Roughan Deputy Sherrif Arapahoe County and Justin Miller California Highway Patrol compete in the (M35) 100 meters
©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland 4th August 2013 - Mandatory Credit - Picture by Matt Mackey/Presseye.com World Police and Fire Games 2013 Mixed Hockey at Stormont Pavilion. PSNI v Garda.
©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland 4th August 2013 - Mandatory Credit - Picture by Matt Mackey/Presseye.com World Police and Fire Games 2013 Cricket at Stormont Pavilion. South Australia Met fire service v Combined services.
©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland 4th August 2013 - Mandatory Credit - Picture by Matt Mackey/Presseye.com World Police and Fire Games 2013 Cricket at Stormont Pavilion. South Australia Met fire service v Combined services.
Festival of Kites on Sunday at Downhill and Mussenden Temple (national trust properties) in Co-Derry. Picture Margaret McLaughlin © by-line 4-8-13
Festival of Kites on Sunday at Downhill and Mussenden Temple (national trust properties) in Co-Derry. Picture Margaret McLaughlin © by-line 4-8-13
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Golf Malone Golf Club - Presseye - Monday 5th August 2013 Copyright Presseye / Declan Roughan (L-R) Karmen Pineta, Rick Kehr San Francisco Fire Service and Jane Codi White
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Golf Malone Golf Club - Presseye - Monday 5th August 2013 Copyright Presseye / Declan Roughan Volunteeers (L-R) Rebecca Mc Crossan and Kate Mark
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Golf Malone Golf Club - Presseye - Monday 5th August 2013 Copyright Presseye / Declan Roughan Metropolitan Fire Service Adelaide, (left) Russell Bentley and Mark Haylock
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 5/8/2013: You're nicked! PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott catches a fish during the World Police and Fire Games Pairs Fly Fishing competition at Killylane reservoir near Ballymena today. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Mary Peters Track Belfast - Presseye - Sunday 4th August 2013 Copyright Presseye / Declan Roughan Jim Currell, 400 meter compeditor with his wife Janet both from Austrailia
World Police and Fire Games 2013 Bodybuilding Competition at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast Overall bodybuilding winner Othman Yahya (centre) from Malaysia Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
2013 World Police and Fire Games Track and Field event at Dame Mary Peters' Track in Finaghy. Northern Ireland firefighter Brendan McConville takes part in the Long Jump as part of the Decathlon event.
World Police and Fire Games 2013 Tug of War Competition at Stormont Estate Competitors from Norway Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Northern Ireland- 2nd August 2013, Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. 2013 World Police and Fire Games Dragon Boat Race on the River Lagan behind the Waterfront Hall in Belfast City Centre. The race gets under way.
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Mary Peters Track Belfast - Presseye - Saturday 3rd August 2013 Dalton Powell wins the male 45 100 meter final
World Police & Fire Games - GAA Queens DUB - Presseye - Saturday 3rd August 2013 Copyright Presseye / Declan Roughan Donegal GARDA's Neil Cox and Irish Prison Service's Stephen Shannaghan in action in Saturdays final.
Northern Ireland- 2nd August 2013, Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. 2013 World Police and Fire Games Dragon Boat Race on the River Lagan behind the Waterfront Hall in Belfast City Centre. The Irish Prison Service Dragon Boat team.
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Mary Peters Track Belfast - Presseye - Saturday 3rd August 2013 Presseye / Declan Roughan Christina Buchannan Sydney Police running in the womens 100 meter final
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Mary Peters Track Belfast - Presseye - Saturday 3rd August 2013 Copenhagan Fire Service
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Mary Peters Track Belfast - Presseye - Saturday 3rd August 2013 Sini from India Police wins the womens 100 meters
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Mary Peters Track Belfast - Presseye - Saturday 3rd August 2013 Lewis and Mum Nadine Mercer enjoy the games at the Mary Peters track
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Mary Peters Track Belfast - Presseye - Saturday 3rd August 2013 Sarah Shisslack Tempe Fire Dept USA who won the womens hammer
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Mary Peters Track Belfast - Presseye - Saturday 3rd August 2013 Womens 100 meters final, 2nd place Christina Buchannan from Sydney, Police with winner Sini from India, Police
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Mary Peters Track Belfast - Presseye - Saturday 3rd August 2013 Check Republic's Stanislov Calvora in action in the 110 meter hurdles Decathlon
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Mary Peters Track Belfast - Presseye - Saturday 3rd August 2013 Jackie Houst from the USA prepares to go in the 110 meter hurdles Decathlon
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Mary Peters Track Belfast - Presseye - Saturday 3rd August 2013 Daniel Soriesanga from Bucharest prepares to go in the 110 meter hurdles Decathlon
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Mary Peters Track Belfast - Presseye - Saturday 3rd August 2013 NIFS Brendan Mc Conville in action in the 110 meters hurdles Decathlon yesterday
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Mary Peters Track Belfast - Presseye - Saturday 3rd August 2013 NIFS Brendan Mc Conville warms up for the 110 meter hurdles in the Decathlon
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Mary Peters Track Belfast - Presseye - Saturday 3rd August 2013 NIFS Brendan Mc Conville
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Mary Peters Track Belfast - Presseye - Saturday 3rd August 2013 Romanias Daniel Soriesanga running in the 110 meter hurdles Decathlon
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Mary Peters Track Belfast - Presseye - Saturday 3rd August 2013 Athletes watch their colleagues compete at the WPFG
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Mary Peters Track Belfast - Presseye - Saturday 3rd August 2013 Brendan Mc Conville with his two boys Troy (left) and Lex
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Mary Peters Track Belfast - Presseye - Saturday 3rd August 2013 Deputy Sherrif Arapahoe County and Justin Miller California Highway Patrol compete in the (M35) 100 meters
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Mary Peters Track Belfast - Presseye - Saturday 3rd August 2013 Finlands Miko Menzala wins the mens 100 meter hurldes (M30)
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Mary Peters Track Belfast - Presseye - Saturday 3rd August 2013 Finlands Miko Menzala comes home to win the mens 100 meter hurldes (M30)
WorldPolice & Fire Games - Mary Peters Track Belfast - Presseye - Saturday 3rd August 2013 Hong Kong police
Northern Ireland- 2nd August 2013, Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. 2013 World Police and Fire Games Track and Field event at Dame Mary Peters' Track in Finaghy. Northern Ireland firefighter Brendan McConville takes part in the Long Jump as part of the Decathlon event.
Northern Ireland- 2nd August 2013, Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. 2013 World Police and Fire Games Track and Field event at Dame Mary Peters' Track in Finaghy. A competitor takes part in the the Long Jump as part of the Decathlon event.
Northern Ireland- 2nd August 2013, Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. 2013 World Police and Fire Games Track and Field event at Dame Mary Peters' Track in Finaghy. A competitor takes part in the the Long Jump as part of the Decathlon event.
World Police and Fire games Karate event held at the Shankill Leisure centre in Belfast Picture by Stephen Hamilton/Presseye.com Thierry Delhief from French Polenesia against Colin McDonald from Northern Ireland
Sailors and volunteers pictured at the World Police and Fire games held at the Ballyholme Sailing club in Bangor Co Down Picture by Stephen Hamilton/Presseye.com
David Anderson from Northern Ireland pictured at the World Police and Fire games held at the Ballyholme Sailing club in Bangor Co Down Picture by Stephen Hamilton/Presseye.com
2013 World Police and Fire Games Track and Field event at Dame Mary Peters' Track in Finaghy. USA's Charles Williams(second from right) from the LAPD takes part in the 100m event.
World Police and Fire Games 2013 Bodybuilding Competition at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast General views of competitors. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
World Police and Fire games held at the Aurora centre in Bangor Co Down ,Northern Ireland PSNI v Northern Ireland Fire service in the third place play off. PSNI's Stephanie Carson with NI Fire services Naebh Dunn Picture by Stephen Hamilton/Presseye.com
Petra Nentwich pictured at the World Police and Fire games held at the Aurora swimming centre in Bangor Co Down Picture by Stephen Hamilton/Presseye.com
Eighty year old Charlie Weatherby from Florida fire department pictured at the World Police and Fire games held at the Aurora swimming centre in Bangor Co Down Picture by Stephen Hamilton/Presseye.com
Sinead Tyrrell from the Gardai Siochana pictured at the World Police and Fire games held at the Aurora swimming centre in Bangor Co Down Picture by Stephen Hamilton/Presseye.com
Sharon Cooper from Northern Ireland pictured at the World Police and Fire games held at the Aurora swimming centre in Bangor Co Down Picture by Stephen Hamilton/Presseye.com
Elaine Betts pictured with Judith Gillespie and Dame Mary Peters at the World Police and Fire games held at the Aurora swimming centre in Bangor Co Down after coming second in the 800 metres swimming. Picture by Stephen Hamilton/Presseye.com
Rob Cullen from Canada pictured at the World Police and Fire games held at the Ballyholme Sailing club in Bangor Co Down Picture by Stephen Hamilton/Presseye.com
Thierry Delhief from French Polenesia against Colin McDonald from Northern Ireland pictured at the World Police and Fire games Karate event held at the Shankill Leisure centre in Belfast Picture by Stephen Hamilton/Presseye.com
John McVea from Northern Ireland pictured at the World Police and Fire games held at the Ballyholme Sailing club in Bangor Co Down Picture by Stephen Hamilton/Presseye.com
Robin Gray briefs sailors of a delay to proceedings at the World Police and Fire games held at the Ballyholme Sailing club in Bangor Co Down Picture by Stephen Hamilton/Presseye.com
Rob Cullen from Canada pictured at the World Police and Fire games held at the Ballyholme Sailing club in Bangor Co Down Picture by Stephen Hamilton/Presseye.com
Paul Mulcahy from Ireland (white belt) against Talgat Kazhabaeb from Kazakhstan (blue belt) pictured at the World Police and Fire games judo event held at the Shankill Leisure centre in Belfast. Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland
World Police and Fire Games 2013 Bodybuilding Competition at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast General views of competitors. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
World Police and Fire Games 2013 Bodybuilding Competition at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast Overall bodybuilding winner Othman Yahya from Malaysia Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
World Police and Fire Games 2013 Bodybuilding Competition at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast General views of competitors. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
World Police and Fire Games 2013 Bodybuilding Competition at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast General views of competitors. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
World Police and Fire Games 2013 Bodybuilding Competition at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast General views of competitors. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
World Police and Fire Games 2013 Bodybuilding Competition at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast Overall bodybuilding winner Othman Yahya from Malaysia Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
World Police and Fire Games 2013 Tug of War Competition at Stormont Estate Republic of Ireland Competitors Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
World Police and Fire Games 2013 Tug of War Competition at Stormont Estate Spectators Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
World Police and Fire Games 2013 Tug of War Competition at Stormont Estate Competitors from Norway Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
World Police and Fire Games 2013 Tug of War Competition at Stormont Estate Spectators Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
World Police and Fire Games 2013 Tug of War Competition at Stormont Estate Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
World Police and Fire Games 2013 Tug of War Competition at Stormont Estate Competitors from Norway Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
The Stair Climb is one of the most physically demanding competitive events in the World Police and Fire Games. It will take place on Sunday 4th August at the Obel Building when firefighters will race up the 27 storey building against the clock. In all they will climb 550 steps wearing full structural firefighting gear including breathing equipment. The fittest men and women will be aiming to complete the climb in around 5 minutes. Picture by Matt Mackey/Presseye.com
World Police & Fire Games - GAA Queens DUB - Presseye - Saturday 3rd August 2013 Copyright Presseye / Declan Roughan Donegal GARDA's Neil Cox and Irish Prison Service's Paurig Carthy and Ray Cox in action in Saturdays final.
World Police & Fire Games - Dragon Boat Race - Waterfront - Presseye - Saturday 3rd August 2013 Singapore dragons prepare for the final
World Police & Fire Games - Dragon Boat Race - Waterfront - Presseye - Saturday 3rd August 2013 Copyright Presseye / Declan Roughan Singapore dragon team warming up for the final
World Police & Fire Games - Dragon Boat Race - Waterfront - Presseye - Saturday 3rd August 2013 Donna Koh drummer for the singapore team
World Police & Fire Games - Dragon Boat Race - Waterfront - Presseye - Saturday 3rd August 2013 Germany celebrate winning the Dragon Boat race on the River Lagan, Waterfront Belfast
World Police & Fire Games - Dragon Boat Race - Waterfront - Presseye - Saturday 3rd August 2013 Germany celebrate winning the Dragon Boat race on the River Lagan, Waterfront Belfast
World Police & Fire Games - Dragon Boat Race - Waterfront - Presseye - Saturday 3rd August 2013 Germany celebrate winning the Dragon Boat race on the River Lagan, Waterfront Belfast
World Police & Fire Games - Dragon Boat Race - Waterfront - Presseye - Saturday 3rd August 2013 Germany celebrate winning the Dragon Boat race on the River Lagan, Waterfront Belfast
World Police & Fire Games - Dragon Boat Race - Waterfront - Presseye - Saturday 3rd August 2013 The German dragon boat team win the race
World Police & Fire Games - Dragon Boat Race - Waterfront - Presseye - Saturday 3rd August 2013 Sinagapore dragons who finished second in the race to Germany
World Police & Fire Games - Dragon Boat Race - Waterfront - Presseye - Saturday 3rd August 2013 York dragons who finished third in the race
Northern Ireland- 2nd August 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. 2013 World Police and Fire Games Track and Field event at Dame Mary Peters' Track in Finaghy. 100m event.
Robert Doggart from Northern Ireland pictured at the Small bore rifles at the World Police and Fire games held at Ballykinler army barracks in County Down Picture by Stephen Hamilton/Presseye.com
Northern Ireland- 2nd August 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. 2013 World Police and Fire Games Track and Field event at Dame Mary Peters' Track in Finaghy. 100m event.

Team USA may be dominating the 2013 World Police and Fire Games at the end of Day 8 with an unbeatable 282 medals.

But Northern Ireland's police officers and fire fighters are doing us proud with a respectable 10th place on the league table - ahead of 66 countries including Brazil, Mexico and France.

A thrilling day of sport on Thursday brought to a climax many of the Games' events and saw Team NI raise their medal tally to 29 Gold, 30 Silver and 25 Bronze.

Fire fighter Gerry Murphy from Enniskillen has won an outstanding seven Gold medals in Kayaking and Indoor Rowing; a Silver in Indoor Rowing Men’s Heavyweight Doubles and a Bronze in Surf Kayaking. He also broke the WPFG Games record in Indoor Rowing Men’s Lightweight by 0.7 seconds.

More WPFG records were broken by NIFRS athletes Robbie Neil and Ross McClean when they won Silver in the Indoor Rowing Team Sprint.

The PSNI's Deputy Chief Constable and the 2013 WPFG Chair, Judith Gillespie, competed in the Indoor Rowing event today at Waterfront Hall.

Boxing has attracted huge crowds with all tickets allocated for Friday’s finals night in the Ulster Hall.  Fire fighter Chris Cunningham has won Bronze in the 81k category.

In Rugby 7s it was third time lucky and sweet revenge for the PSNI Open side, who beat the British Prison Service 17-0 today following defeats by the same team in the Vancouver and New York Games.

Meanwhile PSNI won Gold in Lawn Bowls Pairs, and Team NI flexed their bows to medal advantage winning 2 Gold and 2 Bronze in the Archery event.

In Rifle Large Bore at Ballykinler, Team NI picked up one Gold, three Silver and a Bronze.  In his pursuit of the Gold, NI Prison Officer, Gary Clarke, achieved the highest score of the competition, 220 19, in the Master Division in Standard Rifle.

The NI Pool Association has done WPFG proud with a purpose-built pool arena at Newforge Country Club.  In Straight Pool a PSNI competitor is into the last eight with final rounds including competitors from Canada, Singapore, Ireland and Belgium.  Friday sees the start of the Black Ball competition.

In front of a capacity crowd at Queen’s, Upper Malone,  the Garda team beat a very gutsy NIFRS team to take Gold in the Gaelic Football  Men’s Open Final.  Score – Garda 4:21; NIFRS 2:10.  Cavan/Monaghan Garda beat PSNI to win the Bronze medal.

In Tennis, Hong Kong players are proving hard to beat but in the true spirit of the Games a PSNI officer paired with a Hawaiian fire fighter to win Gold in the Ladies 50+ Doubles.

And the “Love” Games have now delivered marriage proposal number four! Hong Kong Police Officer, Emmanuel Chan, received a Silver medal in Indoor Rowing at the Waterfront Hall and put his plan of six months into operation by proposing to his girlfriend Gigi Fong, a social worker also from Hong Kong.

Thursday night will see Belfast City Hall’s iconic dome become a flashing blue and red siren from 8pm in celebration of the Games.

Then Friday, the penultimate day of the Games, brings the fast-paced sport of Dodgeball to Queen's PEC.

Large crowds are expected at the finals of the Rugby 7s at Queen’s Sport, Ice Hockey at the Odyssey and Boxing in the Ulster Hall.

Meanwhile Table Tennis begins and the one-day long distance Orienteering event takes place in Tollymore National Outdoor Centre. Wrist Wrestling will also add a competitive edge to the Athletes’ Village.

 

 

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