ITA Rocks the World Cup


The 2nd ITF Taekwon-Do World Cup, which ran from 27th-29th October 2006, was the largest ever championships in the history of the ITF with over 850 competitors participating from all over the world. It was also the most successful championships in the history of Irish Taekwon-Do with an unprecedented 34 medals brought home to Ireland.

Irish Taekwon-Do Association (ITA) lived up to its slogan “The Future of ITF Taekwon-Do in Ireland” bringing home 32 medals including;8 Gold, 6 Silver and 18 Bronze, reaching the podium in every discipline, in both individual and team events.

Congratulations to all involved especially head coach Mr. Stephen Cooley who led by example winning Gold in sparring and Bronze in pattern in the veteran section.

Mr. Juan Ferrando, Chairman of the Organising Committee of the ITF Taekwon-Do World Cup has sent the final result statistics.


Best Club/Association

Irish Taekwon-Do Association (ITA Ireland Team) placed 4th out of 87 clubs/associations

Black Belts

Ireland's Blackbelts placed 3rd overall in World Cup

Best Country

Ireland placed as 5th Best Country

These results follow on from the ITA Ireland Team's success in the 2005 European Cup, where we placed 2nd in Europe overall.

Congratulations to our competitors, instructors, coaches and supporters for the commitment, hard work, great spirit and dedication which was put in to achieve such wonderful results.


Ireland “A” Male Team Pattern
Stephen Cooley +78 kg Sparring BB (36-45 years)
Philip McAulliffe I Dan Pattern (15-17 years)
Haydn Devoy -52 kg BB (12-14 years)
Lindsey Conway -63 kg Sparring CB (18-35 years)
Aran O’Connor -54 kg CB (18-35 years)
Edward Byrne -78 kg CB (36-45 years)
Lorraine McCarthy -45 kg Sparring CB (12-14 years)
Ireland Junior “A” Junior Male Team Pattern
Stephen Ryan IV-VI Dan Pattern (18-35 years)
Marcin Oworuszko -71 kg Sparring BB (18-35 years)
Keith Cooley I Dan Pattern (12-14 years)
Aisling Greene -55 kg Sparring BB (15-17 years)
Nicola Tornsey +45 kg Sparring CB (12-14 years)
Ireland “A” Pre-Arranged Sparring
Ireland Female “B” Female Team Pattern BB
Ireland Female “B” Female Team Sparring BB
Stephen Cooley IV-VI Dan Pattern (36-45 years)
Louise McCagh I Dan Pattern (12-14 years)
Fiona Kangataran I Dan Pattern (15-17 years)
Jessica Cooley +45 kg Sparring BB (12-14 years)
Caroline Smullen -50kg Sparring BB (15-17 years)
Paul Currivan +70 kg Sparring BB (15-17 years)
Emma Justice Blue/Red Pattern (15-17 years)
Emma Justice -60kg Sparring CB (15-17 years)
Adam Carter +60 kg Sparring CB (12-14 years)
Shane Kearns -45 kg Sparring CB (12-14 years)
Garreth McGrath -45 kg Sparring CB (12-14 years)
Keith Molloy -52 kg Sparring CB (15-17 years)
Michael Morrissey -60 kg Sparring CB (12-14 years)
Bryan King -71 kg Sparring CB (18-35 years)
Donal Kavanagh -78 kg Sparring CB (36-45 years)
Posted by Stephen Ryan