Northern Ireland and Ireland won two golds apiece at the TWIF World Indoor Championships ©TWIF

Ireland and hosts Northern Ireland impressed at the Tug of War International Federation World Indoor Championships in Parkgate, earning two of the available senior titles.

Ireland began the Championships with a men's 680 kilograms victory at the Jim Baker Stadium, beating Latvia in the final.

The Netherlands took bronze in that category with a win against hosts Northern Ireland.

Ireland also triumphed in the men's 640kg category, overcoming their neighbours and the host nation in the final.

The Basque Country overpowered Scotland to place third.

Hosts Northern Ireland enjoyed success in the other two men's events, overcoming the Basque Country in both the 560kg and 600kg final.

Chinese Taipei took bronze at the expense of Ireland in the 600kg, but were beaten by the same opposition in the 560kg match for third.

There was gold for Chinese Taipei in the women's 500kg as they beat the Basque Country in the final, with China defeating Ireland in the bronze medal match.

The Basque Country took the other gold medal, denying Scotland in the mixed 580kg final.

Chinese Taipei's victory against The Netherlands earned them the bronze.