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2001 - Irish Cup 5th Edition

A.S.K.O CLEANS UP !!

Article written by Kevina Malone

Tallaght Basketball Arena was the venue for the 5th Irish cup. A.S.K.O went along with 35 students including Pee-Wees, Cadets, Juniors and Adults. It was a great day for the students as they managed to take a total of 28 awards home with them. The tournament kicked off at 12.00 noon with the pee-wee and Cadet sections. The fights were for 2 mins and it was first to 3 points. The pee-wees were not allowed face contact. This meant that the fighters had to fight fast and get in first. We had a number of fighters entered in these sections, A. Quinn, R. Bhamjee, Y. Coffee, L. Martin, Z.Holly, S.Kenny, L.Kenny, Daryl Tallant, D. Tallant, M.Crofton, more names to be put in. They all fought with great determination and confidence. They eventually managed to secure one 1st, two 2nds and two 3rds. These sections were broken down into age and belts. The standard was excellent in fighting and kata.

Next up were the juniors, the most difficult thing they found was the non contact to the face and first up to 3 scores. We had D.Duffy, S.Brennan, S.Blades, Eoin, This section was hotly contested with Dennis, Shay and Eoin taking 3rd and two 4ths in their sections. Junior girls didnít let the side down A.Caren, H.Acton, L.Acton and Fiona was entered. It was Fionaís first competition and did herself proud. The three girls entered the Team Kata event and came away with 3rd place, Hazel also got 4th place in her sparring section.

The ladies and menís section unfortunately was held back till very late in the evening but the awards didnít stop there. Phillip and Colin managed to take 1st and 2nd in the sparring section and Colin also secured 3rd in his Kata section. Tim Kenny who only came back from being injured managed to take 2nd in sparring and 3rd in his kata section. Gavin and Chrisís were unlucky to not have progressed further. The ladies also had good rewards we had a good number of ladies entered in the respective sections. H.Geelan, G.Napier, C.Reed, C.Condon, A.Weinmann and K.Malone. Ciara unfortunately was just piped at the post and went out in the first round.

First up were Hillary and Jennifer, They fought very well and Hillary secured 1st place. In kata they managed to take 3rd and 4th. Colette took 4th in her kata section which was a tough section. Anneline entered both the brown belt section and the black belt sparring section she managed to take 2nd in the brown belt and 3rd in the black belt (middle weight). She also took 2nd in her kata section. Kevina secured 2nd in sparring (light weight) and 3rd in kata. The team event came very late into the evening around 11.30pm the Americans had two teams entered and Anneline and Kevina joined another 3 ladies to make an Irish team. They went on to beat the Americans and took first place.

The students did exceptionally well and A.S.K.O is very proud of them not just the people who took home awards, also the students who didnít because they showed great sportsmanship and respect and enthusiasm as it was a very long day the last fight finishing at 11.45pm. The overall competition was very well run and the standard was very good. Well done again to everyone who took part.

LIST OF STUDENTS WHO ATTENDED THE IRISH CUP.

TOTAL NUMBER OF STUDENTS WHO ATTENDED = 35.

LIST OF STUDENTS WHO WON an AWARD.

TOTAL NUMBER OF AWARDS = 28.

NAME CLUB 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH
P. SHAKESPEARE BLACKROCK SPARRING      
S.KENNY BLACKROCK SPARRING      
H. GEELAN SHANKILL SPARRING   KATA  
A. WEINMANN BLACKROCK SPARRING (t) SPARRING KATA/SPARRING  
K. MALONE BLACKROCK SPARRING (t) SPARRING KATA  
A. QUINN BLACKROCK   SPARRING    
L. KENNY BLACKROCK   SPARRING    
C. GAMMELL GREYSTONES   SPARRING KATA  
EOIN GREYSTONES     SPARRING  
T. KENNY BLACKROCK   SPARRING KATA  
D. DUFFY BLACKROCK     SPARRING  
A. CAREN BLACKROCK     TEAM KATA  
H. ACTON BLACKROCK     TEAM KATA KATA
L. ACTON BLACKROCK     TEAM KATA  
M.CROFTON BLACKROCK     SPARRING  
S. BRENNAN BLACKROCK       KATA
L.MARTIN SHANKILL     SPARRING  
G. NAPIER SHANKILL       KATA
C. CONDON SHANKILL       KATA


2002 - Irish Cup 6th Edition

Tallaght, Sunday 30th June 2002

Here are some ASKO statistics on the American Cup Tournament:

John Ward says thanks to all Black belts who helped with the Reffing and Judging and had special Congrats to Pat Darcy for his Superior performance in the Kata and sparring.

Feedback so far:

Our special Thanks must go to Nita Keating who stayed till 7.30 pm to drop home the remaining ASKO competitors.

Other spectators who lasted out the day and supported the members were :

6th Annual Irish Cup - 2002 Kata Team Kata Sparring Club
Name Grade Total Wins Jun/Snr 1st 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd
1 - Pat Darcy Black 2 S 1           1     Greystones
2 - Colin Gammell (*) Black   S                   Greystones
3 - Darren Traynor Orange 1 J     1             Greystones
4 - Oisin Carroll Yellow 1 J                 1 Greystones
5 - Marian Morrissey (*) Black   S                   Greystones
6 - Daniel Ahearne Yellow 1 J                 1 Greystones
7 - Eoin Cannon Purple   S                   Greystones
8 - Fiona Lavelle Blue 1 J               1   Greystones
9 - Kevina Malone (*) Black   S                   Blackrock
10 - Niall Malone Black 1 S 1                 Blackrock
11 - Jesus Barrera Brown 2 S     1           1 Blackrock
12 - Vincent Keating Brown   S                   Blackrock
13 - Zia Holly Brown   S                   Blackrock
14 - Hugh Caren Purple   S                   Blackrock
15 - Michael Keating Purple   S                   Blackrock
16 - Rashid Bhamjee Purple   J                   Blackrock
17 - Shane Kenny Purple   J                   Blackrock
18 - Alan Shakespeare Purple 1 S               1   Blackrock
19 - Aisling Caren Green 2 S 1         1       Blackrock
20 - Hazel Acton Green 3 S     1     1     1 Blackrock
21 - Louise Acton Green 2 S     1     1       Blackrock
22 - Mark Crofton Orange 1 S     1             Blackrock
23 - Andrew McMahon Yellow 1 J     1             Blackrock
(*) Not Competing TOTALS 19   3   6     3 1 2 4  


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