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2013 Brings New Beginnings!
Hi to everyone, hope at this stage you’ve all recovered from the festive season. Its now time to get back in shape for 2013 ! Training as usual on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Kids classes 6-7pm, Adults Classes 7-8pm & 8-9pm . See you all there!
Pictured here after a recent kickboxing tournament held in Dungarvan are Eric Kinnane, Mike”Timberlake”Kelly and Eddie Moloney.
Mike won his bout by unanimous decision,giving his opponent Corkman Dave O’Connor two standing counts over the three round fight. Next up competing on December 1st are Dan O’Connor who fights for his second Irish title and on the undercard Mike “Timberlake”Kelly ,this competition is being held in Thurles.
We travel to Dublin on December 15th were Adrian O’Donnell defends his heavyweight title and Niall O’Donnell fights for the vacant IKF middleweight title ,supporting fighters are Kevin Sheehy jr.,Dave O’Donnell and Sean Benson who recently won gold in the Munster boxing championships along with the O’Donnell brothers Adrian and Dave, Congratulations lads!!
Congratulations to Adam & Jordan O’ Donnell who fought recently at the IKF Junior All Ireland National Kickboxing Championships held in Kilkenny.
Both lads winning Gold Medals and becoming the New All Ireland Kickboxing Champions.
Jordan had 3 fights on the day and used his speed and accuracy to win all 3 fights via unanimous decision whilst Adam dug deep and came on strong in the second round stamping his authority on his opponent claiming a TKO victory in the second round.
A massive achievement and well deserved.
On Aug 11th we were on the road again this time to The Talbot Hotel in Wexford.
Well done to all the fighters who took part including, Sean Benson, Dan O Connor, David O Donnell, Adam O Donnell and Luke Shortt.
Adam O’ Donnell stopped his opponent in the very first round with a few well placed hooks to the body.
Thats two kickboxing fights for Adam and two TKO’s. Both times Adam stopping his opponents in the very first round.
Well done Adam.
An excellent performance from Luke especially given the fact that Luke had just two weeks to prepare for a 5 round fight.
An almost impossible task.. Luke clearly deserves a rematch, he was looking good but could have done with some more time to prepare for such a grueling fight.
Luke’s opponent got the decision but believe me, it was an excellent fight.
Well done Luke, you’ll come again.
All in all, great night and well done to everyone who took part!
On May 6th we were on the road again this time to Oranmore Co.Galway.
We travelled with no less than 20 junior fighters,who competed in a junior kickboxing show hosted by the Galway Black Dragon Kickboxing Club.
Our boys and girls ranged in age from 4 yrs to 15yrs,and on the day we had eleven winners ,four draws and five runners up.
Every child received a medal and gave 100% on the day. Well done to all and a special thanks to all the parents and supporters who travelled with us on the day, and thanks to the senior members who gave up their time to help out on the day .
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On Saturday night April 21st,we arrived at “ The Pavilion “,at the Red Cow Hotel in Dublin.
We had three of our fighters ready for action,at a kickboxing show with no less than six Irish titles up for grabs with six support bouts,in an Irish Kickboxing Federation sanctioned fight night,hosted by Grandmaster Joe Canning.
Our first fighter in the ring was Dave O’Donnell in his fourth fight , Dave was facing Alan McCormack ( D Doyles Gym) over two rounds in a support bout,both men went toe to toe from the bell and after the second round the Dublin man was declared the winner by split decision,unlucky for Dave as he is used to fighting over three rounds ,and could have done with the extra round.
Dan O’ Connor was next to fight for our gym, in the first of our two title challenges, first up the Under 16 Irish Lightweight Title.
Dan started the fight with a piercing front kick to his opponents (Malachy McDonnell Wolfpack Gym) head and over the next three rounds ,kept up a onslaught of punches and kicks ,which saw Dan’s hand being raised and declared the new Under 16 Lightweight Kickboxing champion of Ireland, a title the bloodied and bruised O’Connor deserved.
The fight nights main event was for the vacant IKF Heavyweight Kickboxing Title of Ireland,which saw our gyms heavyweight contender Adrian”Eddie” O’Donnell, step in to the ring to fight Dublins Wayne O’Dwyer(Gan Teora Gym ) for the coveted heavyweight crown ,Which was fought over five hard fought rounds ,were O’ Dwyer kept trying to frustrate the fitter fighter O’Donnell by constantly holding and closing him down ,but the cool headed Limerickman kept control of the fight from the start, giving his opponent a standing eight count in the first round,and methodically scoring with every punch and kick he threw for the remaining four rounds .
Adrians hand was raised at the end of the fight winning all rounds unanimously,and he became the IKF Heavyweight Kickboxing champion of Ireland!
Congratulations to all involved and keep training hard its worth it in the end.
MARCH 3RD – WEXFORD
March 3rd,saw us travelling to Wexford Town,were we had three of our fighters competing.First up was Richy Hayes at 71kg in his first ever bout ,Richy fought a two round fight and despite a fantastic effort lost on an unanimous decision ,Richy is definitely one of our gyms future stars.
Carle Dimycia one of our gyms Irish Champions,was up next at 67kg ,Carle won unanimously and made the win look almost effortless.
The highlight of our night however,was when Con Ryan stepped into the ring to fight Ennis man Seamus Geoghegan for the Irish Kickboxing Federation Light-Heavyweight title.
The Clareman started very aggressively ,but was calmed down by Con Ryans kicking style ,which saw Seamus nearly go through the middle of the ropes towards the end of the 1st round ,round 2 went to Con even though his opponent kept trying to close him down by constantly holding.In the 3rd round Ryan was caught square by a right hook ,Ryan hit the canvas , and got an eight count,recovering well he finished the round strong.Round 4 saw Con hit the Ennis man with a piercing back kick,putting him on the floor which he was slow to recover from,which left Con get down to business and easily win the round and in the final round Con dominated and won the title by unanimous decision .
Congratulations to Con ,and all involved.
On February 12th
Two of our novice fighters Dave O’Donnell (71kg),and Kevin Sheehy (96kg) competed in a full contact show hosted by the Waterford Kickboxing Association at their gym in Waterford.First in the ring was 21yr old Dave fighting in his third fight ,his opponent was Mark O ‘Mahoney from Pat Rockett’s gym in Waterford,Dave went all out from the bell with fast combinations of both hands and legs which led to his opponent getting a standing count in the first round ,in the second round Dave continued his onslaught with a impressive display of kickboxing stopping O’Mahoney by TKO in the first minute of the second round.
Next up was 40yr old Kevin Sheehy fighting at heavyweight against 22yr old Colm Walsh of the Deise Kickboxing Club.Kevin weighted in 7kg lighter than Colm and gave away a noticable height difference with Kevin being about three to four inches shorter.However this did not deter Sheehy who went toe to toe with the bigger man for three of the hardest fought heavyweight novice bouts I’ve seen for years,unfortunately Kevin lost out to young Walsh by an unanaimous decision.
Recent Irish junior champions and medal winners including Jade Kavanagh U12 Irish champion in both the Irish Kickboxing Federation and the International Kickboxing Federation,also Nikita Doherty Irish Kickboxing Federation champion ,Carle Dimycia U17 Irish Kickboxing Federation champion other medal winners were Zach Moloney silver medalist and Kevin Sheehy jr.bronze medalist at the International Kickboxing Federation championships,and also not to forget Dan O’Connor 4th U 17 and Josh Moloney who also came 4th in the U8 division.
We had one senior fighter competing in November Sean Benson who fought for the then vacant IKF under 60kg title after a toe to toe five round fight and a brave performance Sean lost to split decision ,well done to all the