May 19, 2024

The lately fashioned Donegal Faculty of Shotokan Karate picked an enormous 15 medal haul on the latest Ulster WUKF Championships.

With a mixture of pleasure and nervous anticipation, the crew confronted off in opposition to seasoned opponents who had already nationwide and worldwide titles.

Sensei Mary O’Neill is barely new to the competitors scene. In opposition to all expectations, she surprised her opponents, taking dwelling Gold in each classes of Senior Feminine Kata and silver in Workforce Kata. 

Donegal Faculty of Shotokan Karate had entrants from youngsters to senior residents. 

Workforce Kata Silver winners had been Caitriona Ferry, Alan McConnell and Mary O’Neill.

Workforce Kata Bronze included Frances O’Neill, Marie Gibson and Danielle Byrne.

Different winners included:

Oscar Ferry : Silver Kumite

Fionn Ferry: Bronze Kumite

Danielle Byrne: Bronze Workforce Kata, Bronze Kumite

Caitriona Ferry: Silver Workforce

Alan Mc Connell: Silver Workforce Kata, Bronze Particular person Kata, Bronze Kumite

Chris Lubbinge: Silver Kumite

Elena Tabandzhova: Bronze Veteran Kata

Mary O’Neill: Gold Senior Kata, Gold Senior Veteran Kata, Silver Workforce Kata

And likewise to Clare Risely, Hanna Zherdieva, Jacob Ferry and Borimir Georgiev for his or her bravery however simply missed out on the day.

Sensei Mary O’Neill with a few of the youthful medal winners.

“What makes this achievement much more exceptional is the truth that most of the membership’s newbies managed to outshine black belts and brown belts, showcasing their uncooked expertise and unwavering dedication to the game,” Sensei Mary O’Neill stated.

“Regardless of their lack of expertise, these novice karateka fearlessly took on their extra seasoned counterparts and emerged triumphant. The victory of this new membership serves as a testomony to the facility of dedication, teamwork, and perseverance. In opposition to all odds, they’ve confirmed that with ardour and exhausting work, something is feasible. Their success sends a strong message to aspiring athletes in every single place: no dream is simply too massive, and no problem is simply too daunting.”


New Karate faculty wins 15 medals in first competitors was final modified: April eleventh, 2024 by Workers Author