Irish eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming Ireland eating contests
$200 2018 Dec 12 Simple Burger Eating Contest Stoopid Burger Portland, OR
2018 Dec 12Stoopid Burger Eating Contest Stoopid Burger Portland, OR
$300 2018 Dec 12 Super Ignorant Burger Eating Contest Stoopid Burger Portland, OR
2018 Dec 15Mommy's Little Piggy Mashed Potato Eating Contest A Christmas Story Comes Home Hammond, IN
$100 2018 Dec 15 Slider Eating Contest The Decemburger @ Hi-Dive Denver Denver, CO
2018 Dec 15Spaghetti Eating Contest Elfcon @ Lock 3 Akron, OH
$1,800 2018 Dec 15 Zeus Burger Eating Contest Clinton Station Diner Clinton, NJ
2018 Dec 31Food Eating Contest New Year's Eve Ball Drop Fort Wayne, IN
2019 Jan 4Taco Eating Contest Knoxville Ice Bears game Knoxville, TN
$100 2019 Jan 52018 Jalapeno Eating Contest 2nd Annual Heber Tamale Festival @ Tito Huerta Park Heber, CA
2019 Jan 5Ice Cream Eating Contest Polar Bear Splash Prescott Valley, AZ
($250)2019 Jan 11 Wing-A-Thon Wing Eating Contest Nashville Boat Show Nashville, TN
2019 Jan 12Spicy Food Challenge Hops n Hot Sauce Festival @ Spindetap Brewery Houston, TX
2019 Jan 19Key Lime Pie Eating Contest Florida Key Lime Pie Festival Merritt Island, FL
2019 Jan 19Tamale Eating Contest Tamale Festival Atascadero, CA
$1,047 2019 Jan 26 King of the Wings Finals Hudson Valley Wingfest Poughkeepsie, NY
2019 Feb 1Wing Eating Contest Wing Pole @ Cheerleaders Philadelphia, PA
2019 Feb 9Pie Eating Contest Hoodoo Winter Carnival Sisters, OR
2019 Feb 16Bacon Eating Contest Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival Des Moines, IA
2019 Mar 2Mussel Eating Competition Penn Cove Musselfest Coupeville, WA
2019 Mar 3Mussel Eating Competition Penn Cove Musselfest Coupeville, WA
$450 2019 Mar 10 Croqueta Eating Contest - amateurs Carnival Miami Miami, FL
$3,500 2019 Mar 10I World Championship Croqueta Eating Contest Carnival Miami Miami, FL
2019 Sep 2Rockin Burgers N Dogs Food Truck 2018 Wyoming Hot Dog Eating Championship - men Rockin Burgers N Dogs Mills, WY
2019 Sep 2Rockin Burgers N Dogs Food Truck 2018 Wyoming Hot Dog Eating Championship - women Rockin Burgers N Dogs Mills, WY
Three random Ireland eating challenges
28 inch pizza 28 inch pizza Talarico's Seattle, WA 21+ only, does not appear to be any prizes associated w/pizza
4 lb. wings The Wild Challenge Wild Wing BC Vancouver, BC, Canada includes Gar Par fries & beverage
30 in pizza 30 Inch Pizza Luigi's Pizza Redding, CA for 3 person teams
Pinheads pizza in Dublin, Ireland will award €500 to anyone who can finish its 32 inch pizza challenge and two milkshakes.
News UK Archives has an article about a 1846 eating contest held in Ballybrannon, Ireland. The crowd size was reportedly 3000.
Irish bodybuilder Rob Lipsett produced a video of him attempting to eat 10,000 calories in one hour.
Men's Health UK has an article about competitive eating focusing on Randy Santel's tour of the UK and Ireland earlier this year. Takeru Kobayashi is also interviewed. The Ionia Sentinel Standard has an account of Randy Santel and Mitch Dombrowksi finishing the 7 pound burrito at El Mariachi in Ionia, MI, part of a 78 day eating challenge tour of eastern North America.
Independent.ie has an article and video about the 32 inch pizza at Pinhead's Pizza in Dublin, billed as Ireland's largest.
The Daily Star has an article about the conclusion of Randy Santel's eating challenge tour of the UK and England. During the trip, he successfully completed 42 restaurant challenges, which put his total challenge count to over 250.
Youtube has a video of a student at University College in Dublin, Ireland slipping and falling into a vomit trough after he competed in an "Iron Stomach" contest where participants ate and drank disgusting things. (via reddit.com)
Niel Thomas has a blog entry in krank.ie about founding the Irish Competitive Eating Association.
Andy Manifold was the first person to finish the Mighty Murph burger challenge at Murphy's Law pub in Athlone, Ireland.  
Irish Central has a report on the Irish section of Randy Santel's now complete European tour.
The Irish Times has a report on Randy Santel's attempt at the 64 ounce steak challenge at Judge Roy Beans Bar & Restaurant in Newbridge. Ireland.
Articles by the Irish Independent and Mid Ulster Mail both list Randy Santel as the star of the now cancelled program Man v Food. Randy is currently doing an eating challenge tour of Europe and was the second person to finish the breakfast challenge at Murphy's Law in Athlone, Ireland.
Eddie Rockets in Dublin, Ireland will hold a hot dog eating contest on July 4 awarding a trip to New York City.
New contest / challenge listings: Ireland | Dublin
The Gage restaurant in Chicago will hold an oyster eating contest on Tuesday, March 19 which might award a trip to the Galway Oyster Festival in Ireland.
The Ceili Cottage in Toronto will hold an oyster eating contest Saturday awarding a trip to Galway, Ireland.
Food Republic has a post about Pat Bertoletti's trip to Ireland in July. Bertoletti will be making a pizza tour in New York City.