It has been a very busy and productive fortnight for the students of Cobra Kan who recently competed in the annual elimations for the Irish team and the Mugendo Championships.
A huge day in the club’s diary is the National eliminations for the Irish National team which was held in CityWest in Dublin on April 20. A staggering 17 competitors qualified for the World Championships in Italy later this year.
Ellie O’Shaughnessy entered the girls -25kg section and took home the bronze with Leah O’Shaughnessy entering the -35kg section and also taking home the bronze.
Erin O’Connell fought in the -45kg, gaining the bronze medal while Rebecca Lamb Fegan qualified for the team with 1st position in the -40kg section.
Megan Rodgers took part in the girls 16-18yrs points and continuous sections, gaining gold in points and silver in continuous.
For the boys it was equally as successful with Peter Lamb Fegan getting the bronze medal in the + 50kg section, Tiernan Weldon getting silver in the -50kg section and Sean O’Hare dominating the boys 13-15yrs – 65kgs where, in the final, he secured the gold medal.
Two students who couldn’t be faulted on the day were Darren O’Malley and Jack Mahony. Both entered the boys -40kgs division and fought with a huge level of skill.
On the senior side of things Martina Goss entered the women’s -55kg where she returned home with the gold medal. Catherine Pearson qualified in the +70 kgs section with gold and Catherine Brady also qualified in the -50kgs division with gold.
David Mathews and Gerard Taaffe competed in the +90kgs men’s where David took home the bronze and Gerard the silver. Gerard Conlon fought in the men’s – 80kg section, fighting extremely well.
Daire Lawless went into the -90kg points and continuous divisions, where he earned the silver in points and 1st in the continuous. Patrick Mulligan entered the men’s -70kgs points and continuous sections, getting silver in both before Jan Fitzgerald returned with nothing less than the gold title in the veterans section.
Meanwhile the Best of the Best was held in March and three Cobra Kan students competed in the compition and secured titles.
Gerard Conlon entered the green to purple section, dominating and taking home the gold.
Ladies Megan Rodgers and Martina Goss met in the final of the women’s section. Both girls fought extremely well before Megan returned with the gold and Martina the silver. Megan went on to enter the junior continuous division, securing the bronze.
Gerard Taaffe fought on April 21 in Lordship at The Mugendo Championships, competing with huge passion and skill on his way to the final where he secured the silver medal.
Instructors Bernard Duffy and Patrica McQuillian are extremely happy with all their students performances and are proud of all achievements.