Dundalk Martial Arts Club (DMAC) seems to be going from strength to strength.
In early April, seven of the club’s fighters qualified for the Irish team that will represent the country in the World Championship in Dublin at the beginning of October.
Sean O’Hare qualified in the boys -70kgs section, Catherine Pearson in the ladies +70kgs section, Martina Goss in two sections: the ladies -55kgs and the veterans -60kgs while Tara Murphy-Johnson qualified in the girls -50kgs division.
Siblings Catherine O’Grady-Farrelly and Christian Farrelly both entered two sections, Catherine the ladies -50kgs points and continuous with Christian taking part in the boys -50kgs points and continuous, both qualifying in both. Instructor Bernard Duffy qualified in the mens -85kgs.
A special mention is to be given to Luca Murphy-Johnson. This was his first competition and he fought fantastically well and showed great skill and determination, narrowly missing out on a place.