West Cork Kickboxers shine at Irish Open

WC kickboxers

Posted on: 7th April, 2015

Category: Sport & Fitness

Contributor: West Cork People

Seven fighters from the West Cork Kickboxing Club competed at the Irish Open International Kickboxing Championships held in Dublin recently. This year’s Open Championship was the biggest to-date with just under 4,000 fighters registering to compete. This Open Championship is one of the world’s largest with fighters travelling from as far afield as New Zealand and America to take part.

Lily de la Cour secured two gold medals at the event in the -50kg and -55kg categories. Lily fought superbly beating Spanish and Austrian fighters on her way to the -50kg final, where she fought tremendously to beat her French opponent. In the -55kg category Lily successfully overcame Irish and English fighters in the quarter and semi-finals, and achieved her second Gold when her Welsh opponent was disqualified in the final.

Toby Bermueller and John McAteer were in action in the Full Contact category with Toby taking Silver and John taking Bronze in their respective categories. Deirdre Begley, Sean Begley, Catherine McGregor, and Dave Slaney were also in action at these Championships, with Sean and Dave enjoying their first Kickboxing Open Championship. Mike Stephenson and Shane Begley were the two referees’s representing the Club at the Championships. National Team Coach and West Cork Kickboxing Head Coach was very pleased with his fighter’s performances and results. This part of the season tends to be one of the busiest for Ian and the club with the Irish Open, and the Junior and Senior National Championships all happening within an eight week period.

Latest News Articles:

Global Shares to create 80 new jobs
Ford 100 Fest on Ford family farm to mark 100 years of Ford in Ireland
A Taste of West Cork Food Festival launches delectable programme
Healing with a harp
Plan the perfect wedding day at the Fota Island Resort Wedding Forum
Clutching at straws for Coalition
Lee’s and Nils: West Cork clubs in the city
The walk of a lifetime
West Cork farmers take gold at National Farmer of the Year Awards
Shining success for Union Hall Centra store at 2017 Quality Awards

Join us on Facebook

Dunmanway Historical Association regrets to announce that the talk on Sile na Gig which was to take place on Thursday, 24th August in Atkins hall @ 8:30pm has been cancelled. ... See MoreSee Less

18th August, 2017  ·  

This year Wild Atlantic Tag sponsored by Marine Harvest will take place in Adrigole on Saturday August 5th. All are welcome, whether you are a team entry or an individual looking to join a team. The teams will be divided into two sections, Social & Seriously Social! Please contact Sean (0879568363) or Joey (0879865827) to register. It promises to be great craic with plenty of refreshments available pre and post-match! Fantastic local musician Eoghan McEllhenny will entertain the rugby masses from 4.30pm followed by Peadar O’Callaghan and renowned Natural Gas will round off the night from 9.30pm! ... See MoreSee Less

14th July, 2017  ·  

A woodland walk will take place on the 22nd June at 7pm in Glengarriff Nature Reserve. This is a great opportunity to learn about woodlands, their plants and wildlife and is an opportunity not to be missed. Glengarriff Nature Reserve was designated as a Nature reserve in 1991, and covers over 300 acres in size. It is a beautiful and unique woodlands containing many different habitats and is owned and managed by NPWS primarily for conservation and amenity purposes. The event is led by National Parks Ranger Clare Heardman and has been organised by Cork Nature Network For further information please contact events@corknaturenetwork.ie ... See MoreSee Less

19th June, 2017  ·  

Jump to: