The New Year may have started well for the students of Cobra Kan but it was nothing to their success in March and April, their sheer dedication and preservation in their training has certainly paid off in every fight and competition that has taken place.
On March 4 the Irish Open Championships were held in Dublin. Sean O’Hare, Megan Rogers and Patrick Mulligan all entered this competition and none of these fighters could be faulted with their efforts on the day.
Sean entered the -17yrs -57kg section and fought with huge passion and skill while Megan entered the -17yrs +60kg section and gained the bronze title. For Patrick Mulligan it was a day to remember. Competing in his first senior section mens-70kg, he fought extremely well and with alot of skill.
March 10 was the day of the annual Irish team elimations. 11 fights qualified for the national team for the World Kickboxing Championships held later this year in Canada.
Peter-Lamb Fegan fought in the boys -45kg where he took home the silver. Fighters Jack O’Mahony and Benus Lukosevicius who both competed in the boys -35kg fought extremely well.
Sean O’Hare fought in the -16yr -60kg and successfully made his way to the final and took home the silver. Sean Martin competed in boys -65kg and also gained the silver title. Megan Rogers fought in the –18yrs +65kg and after making her way to the final she won the gold.
Patrick Mulligan entered both the points fighting and continuous -65kg sections. In the points he gained a bronze medal and in continuous he gained the silver title qualifying in both sections.
The seniors were equally as successful. Catherine Brady qualified in the ladies -55kg while David Mathews and Gerard Taaffe dominated the mens continuous +90kg section. They met in the final and both qualified gaining the gold and silver. Y
an Fitzgerald fought in the Veteran -85kg section, qualifying with the silver title. Martina Goss fought in the ladies -55kg and returned home with the bronze medal. Gerard Conlon entered the mens –80kg division and finished with nothing less than the silver.
April 22 saw the Mugendo Senior Championships take place in Lordship where Martina Goss entered the -55kg ladies section. She could not be faulted for her fighting and secured the silver.
David Mathews fought in the mens +84kg continuous section. He put a huge level of skill and experience in to this section and took home the bronze title.