Success for Stillorgan Taekwon-Do Squad at Tramore Tournament

An impressive performance by members of Stillorgan Taekwon-Do School brought back 7  trophies from the Republic of Ireland Taekwon-Do Association tournament held recently in Tramore, Co. Waterford.

The tournament attracted 150 competitors from Taekwon-Do schools in Dublin, Kildare, Waterford, Cork, Limerick, Athlone and Galway.

Guest of honour at the event was Master Anthony Phelan, 7th Degree Black Belt, the founder of Taekwon-Do in the Waterford area.

The Stillorgan squad, who train in St. Laurence’s Community Centre, consisted of Rowan Brennan, Stephen O’Donnell, brothers Gareth and Jonathon Lyons, David Lanigan, Richard Barber, John Byrne, Patrick Power, Aaron Brady and Edmond Veale who won two gold, one silver and four bronze awards between them.

As a reward for their endeavours, four of the winners have been selected by Instructor Floyd Keane, 4th Degree Black Belt, to represent their school at the forthcoming UK Open Championships which will be held in Cardiff.  Rowan Brennan (Mount Merrion), Stephen O’Donnell (Dun Laoghaire), Jonathon Lyons (Kilmacud) and David Lanigan (Sandymount) will compete against opponents from all over England, Scotland and Wales.  

(November 1999)

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