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Galway youngsters take gold at Taekwon-do championships

Galway taekwon-do students claimed eight gold medals at recent international competitions.

Galway youngsters take gold at Taekwon-do championships

Galway taekwon-do students claimed eight gold medals at recent international competitions.

New taekwon-do classes in south Galway

The taekwon-do teaching team of Shane Fitzgibbon and Lisa Connolly have started new classes in south Galway. For those new to the art, taekwon-do is a Korean self defence system/martial art which provides numerous physical and mental health benefits. Increased physical fitness, co-ordination, self-confidence, and mental concentration are just some of the reported benefits from students and parents alike. For more information see www.connacht-taekwondo .com/endorsements.html

New taewkwon-do centre for Ballybane

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Galway can now boast the first dedicated taekwon-do centre in Connacht after a new academy opened its doors on Saturday 26th March. Located at Glenrock Business Park in Ballybane Industrial Estate, The Connacht Taekwon-do Academy’s purpose built arena features a 1,600ft training area, ladies’ and gents’ shower rooms, a waiting area for parents and visitors with a window offering a full view of the dojang.

Galway students Excel in International Irish Championships

A selection of students from Shane Fitzgibbon’s “Connacht Taekwon-do Schools” recently attended the International Irish Championships in Neptune Stadium, Cork. With representation from seven European countries, the standard was extremely high. The local group held their own however to bring back a fine haul of silverware. The Galway instructors who attended were Shane Fitzgibbon (Galway and Oranmore), Lisa Connolly (Labane & Kinvara), Sally Whelan (Barna) and Sandra Doyle (Loughrea). The results were as follows: Black belt results —Shane Fitzgibbon – Gold, silver, bronze; Cillian Howard (Oranmore) – bronze; Shannon Holland (Galway) – bronze; Kenneth Duignan (Galway) – bronze; Cathal Kilbane (Galway) - silver; Jason Costello (Oranmore) - bronze; Sandra Doyle (Galway) - bronze; Ciaran Doyle (Galway) - bronze. Colour belt results

Galway students Excel in International Irish Championships

A selection of students from Shane Fitzgibbon’s “Connacht Taekwon-do Schools” recently attended the International Irish Championships in Neptune Stadium, Cork. With representation from seven European countries, the standard was extremely high. The local group held their own however to bring back a fine haul of silverware. The Galway instructors who attended were Shane Fitzgibbon (Galway and Oranmore), Lisa Connolly (Labane & Kinvara), Sally Whelan (Barna) and Sandra Doyle (Loughrea). The results were as follows: Black belt results —Shane Fitzgibbon – Gold, silver, bronze; Cillian Howard (Oranmore) – bronze; Shannon Holland (Galway) – bronze; Kenneth Duignan (Galway) – bronze; Cathal Kilbane (Galway) - silver; Jason Costello (Oranmore) - bronze; Sandra Doyle (Galway) - bronze; Ciaran Doyle (Galway) - bronze. Colour belt results

The Pagodas Temple — the one stop shop for martial arts in Galway

The Pagodas Temple was started in 2005 by Chris Hickey, a fourth Dan black belt, the highest graded judo black belt in the west of Ireland. Mr Hickey always wanted to have his own dojo where he could pass his skill and knowledge on to others with a passion for the martial arts. This is due largely to the training he received in the Galway Judo Club, the support of his many friends, and his long time mentor Sensei John Creaven.

 

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