Record Success at Euros 2011
The Irish Taekwon-Do Team returned from the European Championships in Slovakia today with a record haul of 8 gold, 5 silver and 8 bronze medals. This was the best performance ever by an Irish Taekwon-Do team and led to the team being placed in second place overall at the championships losing out to Poland. 30 countries competed at the Championships with 485 competitors participating.
The campaign was a massive success overall, with strong performances from the entire squad. This is summed up by the number of medals, especially the number of Golds, with 7 individual European Champions returning to Ireland.
Congratulations to the entire squad, the coaches (Mr. Stephen Cooley, Mr. Alan Troy, Mr. Niall Jones, Mr. Adrian Byrne) manager at the event (Mr. Jack Sheehan) and Irish Umpires (Mr. Pat Barry and Mr. Dave Elson).
Full report on the event to follow, for now you can visit the Irish ITF Taekwon-Do Team Facebook page for details of all the action.
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Naomi Coonghe - Gold 2nd DegreeJunior Patterns
Katie Laffan - Gold 1st Degree Junior Patterms
Emma Justice - Bronze 2nd Degree Senior Patterns
Laura Cullen - Bronze 3rd Degree Senior Patterns
Dylan Fitzgibbon - Bronze 3rd Degree Junior Patterns
Junior Female Team Pattern - Gold
Chloe Aboud - Gold -50kg Junior Sparring
Nicole Butler - Silver -50kg Junior Sparring
Junior Male Team Pattern - Silver
Sarah Lehane - Gold -60kg Junior Sparring
Philip McAuliffe - Bronze - 2nd Degree Senior Patterns
Naomi Coonghe - Gold -45kg Junior sparring
Ross Smith - Silver +80kg Senior Sparring
Adam Shelley - Gold -63kg Junior Sparring
Dylan Fitzgibbon - Silver -63kg Junior Sparring
Eddie Dillon - Bronze -52kg Junior Sparring
Ryan Shelly - Gold -52kg Junior Sparring
Darren Doherty - Silver -54kg Sparring
Sabina Mason - Bronze -58kg Sparring
Junior Female Team Sparring -Bronze
Senior Female Team Sparring - Bronnze
Naomi Coonghe - Best overall junior femalePosted by Stephen Ryan