UCC Host Successful Judo Intervarsity

February 19, 2015  |  News  |  Share


UCC Judo hosted the All Ireland Judo Championship on 14th February. The club itself performed spectacularly across the board with 4 golds won by Tonfo Cedrick, Cara Nies, Brian Dowling and Jamie O’Donoghue, 4 silver won by Colm O’Brien, Luke Hickey, Jim Malone, Tonfo Cedrick and 11 bronze  won by Rosemine Acbang, Ciara Gildea, Katie O’Donovan x2, Aobh O’Shea, Zoe Newsome-McDonnel, Erin Brightwood, Cara Nies, Raphael Martins, Rory Hayes, Brian Dowling

The competition had 86 competitors with many entering two to three categories on the day, most pool groups containing between 5-15 judoka battling for the coveted Gold medals. The competition had 14 different colleges from all around the country.

The competition started with the main event of the day being the Men’s and Women’s teams with 6 teams in the Men’s and 5 in the Women’s Team. In the Men’s Event, UCC A came second while UCC B came third both losing out to NUIG A who claimed the trophy for the second year in a row. Similarly in the Women’s Team Event, UCC A also came second and UCC B third while ITT claimed the trophy for the first time in history.

Adam Corcoran from NUIM claimed Best Male on the day for winning -73kg and Open without a loss and Emma Fitzgerald from ITT received Best Female. Additionally Darren Friel from NUIG received Throw of the Day for a spectacular Uchi Mata while UCC’s Tim Kelly won the Charlie Hegarty Spirit of Judo Award.

UCC Judo Club would like to thank all the table personnel, the referees, Colm O’Riordan and David Holmes for their support and help in running the competition as smoothly as possible.

A list of results from the event can be found here

More pictures from the event can be found on the UCC Judo Club’s Page www.facebook.com/UCCJudo 


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