Martial Arts

Green Dragon Club strikes again

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Leitrim Sport

Green Dragon Club strikes again

The ten strong team sent by the Green Dragon Karate Club to represent Ireland at the Unified world Championships in Italy

Seven Leitrim based members of Green Dragon Karate Club returned victorious from the WTKA-WKA Unified World Championships in Northern Italy recently.

Enda & Orla McNabola and Samantha Brylka (Carrick-on-Shannon), Clodagh Boland (Kilmore), Niamh McCauley (Drumshanbo) and Aine Kelly (Keadue) all took home medals from the biggest martial arts event in the world.

The local competitors were accompanied by their Sligo teammates Hannah Kelly, Evan Oates and Aisling Lyons.

Ten hungry fighters from Green Dragon Karate Club ventured to the Italian town of Marina di Carrara, and cleaned up on finals day, racking up a total of 40 gold, 13 silver and 10 bronze medals.

With 5,000 competitors from 107 countries, the massive Unified World Championships took place over a strenuous but exhilarating four-day period.

The Leitrim athletes were central to a hugely successful Irish team who won golds in Traditional Karate, Points Fighting, Kata, Kickboxing, Muay Thai and K-1.

A big thank you to Senseis John and Michael Sweeney for their continued support and encouragement, which resulted in an outstanding result for the Green Dragons.

Green Dragon Karate Club train on Thursday, 5-6pm and Saturday 10-11am in Aura Leitrim leisure Centre in Carrick-on-Shannon. Beginners are always welcome. Training updates are available on Facebook at “WTKA Ireland”.