Full month of victories for Midleton club

Over April, the Midleton Taekwondo Club has been very busy: At the beginning of the month, the adult and teenage students made the long trip to Galway to compete in the Nui Galway Open. Two car loads of seven students left early in the morning and spent the day fighting and competing in traditional forms to bring home an amazing eleven medals, three gold, four silver and five bronze, Arnaugh and Thomas bringing the gold back to Midleton.


To answer this, the junior students then stepped up two weeks later to take part in the TKDI Bandon Competition. And in this tournament, 15 students brought home 19 trophies, but more incredibly 12 of these trophies were 1st place positions! In every category that had a student in it from the Midleton TaeKwon-Do club, Midleton won the section out.


In the same weekend, there was yet another tournament, this time local as the Redking ITF Eireann Competition was held in Little Island sports complex, and it was the turn of the adults to fight back again after the fantastic junior success. Not to disappoint, Midleton TaeKwon-Do club won out all of the adult sections, with Billy winning beginner, Warren winning intermediate, and Midleton instructor James Dwyer, coming out of his partial retirement since winning the World Championships, to compete in the advanced section, all three taking gold.


As if all the medals and trophies were not enough, there were two more accolades to fall on Midleton TaeKwon-Do Club. In recognition for his years of martial arts training and instructing, and for recently bringing a world championship gold medal back to Cork, Mr. Dwyer was awarded two great honours in April, he was awarded the Bandon Opinion sports person of the year award, and the Cork Indoor Sports award for TaeKwon-Do.


The club continues to grow from strenght to strenght and is all down to the hard work and dedication put in by absolutely everyone at the club.

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