Galway fighters shine

The Galway Black Dragon Kickboxing Club celebrates more success on the international stage. Six fighters, who were part of a 45 strong Irish team, competed at the Unified World Championships in Tuscany in Italy. The Unified World Championships is the world's largest martial arts tournament, attracting thousands of competitors each year from 120 countries. The Galway fighters took a total of five gold, four silver and five bronze medals after fighting the best kickboxers from around the globe.

Pictured l-r: Paul Huish (Knocknacarra, two bronze medals -60kg senior men ), Damien Creavin (Ballybrit, two bronze medals -60kg under 18 ), Cian Mc Cormack (Kinvara, two gold and one silver medal -63.5kg under 18 ), Pete Foley (Annaghdown, Black Dragon coach and Irish team manager ), Alex Fitzpatrick (Tuam, one gold and one silver medal -63kg under 15 ), James Kelly (Athenry, two gold and one silver medal -67kg under 18 ), Catherine Jennings (one silver and one bronze medal -60kg under 18 ).

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