Competition Success

Pat FordeStudent Achievements

Congradulations to James Meaney from Bruff who was nominated by Ard Scoil Mhuire , Bruff for a Bank of Ireland student award. James has been a student of Pat Forde since he started school and was nominated for his Karate achievements.

Following on from a successful outing to the B.M.A.F Irish Open in December a team of our students successfully competed again in April at the 2007 White Dragon Irish Open Tournament in Cork.

Competing against a large number of Tae Kwon Do , Kick Boxing & Karate clubs our team did remarkable well & it was a very positive day for all involved.

Our senior red belts, Sean Hayes, Peter McLoughlin & William Tobin had a clean-sweep of their sparring division winning first, second & third respectively.

In the adult green belt division Dave Meaney competed very well and finished in 2nd Place. Dave's son James aged 10 was our youngest competitor on the day. James showed remarkable spirit on the day fighting his way to 3rd place in the kids green belt division. James also successfully competed in the Kids King of the Ring competition which had a very large number of competitors. James fought his way through many fights to finish in 2nd place.

Congradulations to all those who competed & thanks to those who travelled on the day to support our team. All of our team showed remarkable fighting spirit on the day , well done!.

Last October James won 2 Gold, 1 Silver & 1 Bronze medal at the World Championships in Poland and has also won medals at a number of National Tournaments. Good luck James.