National Team Selection July 23rd

National Team Selection July 23rd

The selection tournament for the National Team will take place on 23 July in Donabate/Portrane Community Centre from 11.00 - 3.00.  The tournament will be run according to AETF Divisions and rules with a knock out system in place in all divisions.  All competitors, unless previously excused, seeking selection in individual and team events must compete in the tournament.

The winners of each division will be selected to represent Ireland in that division at the 2011 European Championships.  In the case of junior competitors, the coaches will determine the second competitor in each division based on performances during each of the selection events including the ITA Dublin Open.

Any competitor seeking selection in a team event must compete as an individual in that event eg, if you are seeking selection for team pattern, you must compete in the appropriate individual division.  In the case of selection for team power and team special technique, you must compete in the event but may choose to perform one or more techniques only.

The weigh-in for sparring competitors will take place on the morning of the event from 10.00 - 11.00 and a +2kg tolerance will apply.

To allow us to complete the draw and for the event to run smoothly, all competitors must register with me by email ( by 5.00 next Wednesday, 20 June.

Prior to the tournament, each competitor must pay the €200 deposit and the €20 entry fee.  If you are not selected, the €200 deposit will be returned.

We would like to request that as many people put themselves forward as officials so that we can run the tournament smoothly.  If you available on the day, please contact Mr Ken Leahy (

The coaching and management team look forward to seeing everybody on the day and to an outstanding tournament.

Posted by Stephen Ryan