Kickboxing success for Galway club

Gort’s two well-known kickboxing exponents were successful at the recent IKF kickboxing show on Saturday night in the Gort Community Centre.

Eric Daly, All Ireland kickboxing champion, moved up to welterweight to take on Irish No 1 Chris Coyle from Donegal, and he came out on the right side of the decision, winning 40-36, 40-38, 40-37. The decision also went in favour of Cathal Manning who claimed the victory over Dubliner Andy Myres in a Full K-1 Rules contest by 30-26, 30-26, 30-26.

Results: (Galway fighters first ): Saoirse Joyce v Tara McGinty (Tralee ), win round one; John Carraig v Mark McConnell (Cappoquin ), lost by decision 28-29, 28-29, 27-30; Dylan Casey v Dylan McKay (Thurles ), lost TKO round three ; Valerie Hamilton v Jen Durnin (Dublin ), win by decision 30-25, 30-25, 30-26; Feidhlim Dunne v Craig Grainger (Dublin ), win by decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27; Sean Cumiskey v Malcolm Byrne (Dublin ), win by decision 30-27, 30-26, 30-26; Chris Noone v Michael Keating (Cappoquin ), win by TKO round one; Ezra Nolan v Mark Filatov (Athlone ), win TKO round one; Gary Giles v Steven Dent (San Shou - Dublin ), win by decision 30-25, 29-26, 29-28; Bryan Merrigan v Darryl Orr (Donegal ), lost by decision 29-29, 28-29, 28-30.

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