BOYS UNDER 6 YEARS MINUS 4 FEET
GOLD: NICK HANNON – LIMERICK COMBAT
SILVER: JIM DELANEY – LIMERICK COMBAT
BOYS UNDER 6 YEARS PLUS 4 FEET
GOLD: FINN FOLEY – GALWAY BLACK DRAGON
SILVER: MARK CURTAIN – LIMERICK COMBAT.
BOYS UNDER 8 YEARS MINUS 4 FEET SIX INCHES
GOLD: CRAIG BOYLE – PMA, DUBLIN.
SILVER: MARTIN DELANEY – LIMERICK COMBAT.
BOYS UNDER 8 YEARS PLUS 4 FEET SIX INCHES
GOLD: JIM DELANEY – LIMERICK COMBAT
SILVER: MARKUSS ZEMBERG – GALWAY BLACK DRAGON
BRONZE: XAVIER KOSVOMSKI – PHOENIX, TULLAMORE.
BOYS UNDER 10 YEARS MINUS 4 FEET SIX INCHES
GOLD: JAKE KAVANAGH – LIMERICK COMBAT
SILVER: JOSH MC HUGH - GALWAY BLACK DRAGON
BRONZE: BRANDON WARD – GALWAY BLACK DRAGON
BOYS UNDER 10 YEARS PLUS 4 FEET SIX INCHES
GOLD: COLE BYRNE – WICKLOW MARTIAL ARTS
SILVER: KEELAN COSKELLY – PHOENIX, TULLAMORE.
BOYS UNDER 12 YEARS MINUS 5 FEET
GOLD: MARTIN DOYLE – GALWAY BLACK DRAGON
SILVER: BRANDON WALSH – CARLOW BLACK DRAGON
BOYS UNDER 12 YEARS PLUS 5 FEET
GOLD: ALEX FITZPATRICK – GALWAY BLACK DRAGON
SILVER: SCOTT CAREY – TIPPERARY FIGHT FACTORY
BRONZE: JOEY GALLAGHER – GALWAY BLACK DRAGON
BOYS UNDER 14 YEARS MINUS 5 FEET SIX INCHES
GOLD: BEN PATTERSON – CHAMPIONS, BELFAST
SILVER: CONOR O BRIEN – WKA WATERFORD
BOYS UNDER 14 YEARS PLUS 5 FEET SIX INCHES
GOLD: BRADLEY BECK – CHAMPIONS, BELFAST
SILVER: JUSTIN STRONG – CARLOW BLACK DRAGON
BRONZE: DANIEL MC INERNEY – LIMERICK COMBAT
GIRLS UNDER 8 YEARS MINUS 4 FEET SIX INCHES
GOLD: FAITH FOLEY – GALWAY BLACK DRAGON
SILVER: RIHANNA LYNCH – DEISE KICKBOXING, DUNGARVAN
BRONZE: FAINCHE JOYCE – GALWAY BLACK DRAGON
GIRLS UNDER 10 YEARS PLUS 4 FEET SIX INCHES
GOLD: BILLIE MAHER – CARLOW BLACK DRAGON
SILVER: AISHA IKESE – COMBAT KICKBOXING, LAOIS
BRONZE: SOPHIE DELANEY – COMBAT KICKBOXING, LAOIS
GIRLS UNDER 12 YEARS MINUS 5 FEET
GOLD: (BY WALKOVER) – ISABELLA O CONNOR – GALWAY BLACK DRAGON
GIRLS UNDER 12 YEARS PLUS 5 FEET
GOLD: ZARA WHITE – WKA WATERFORD
SILVER: ROBYN KING – WKA WATERFORD
BRONZE: MILLIE BUGGY – CARLOW BLACK DRAGON
GIRLS UNDER 14 YEARS MINUS 5 FEET SIX INCHES
GOLD: CAITLIN REDMOND – PMA DUBLIN
SILVER: SAMANTHA REDMOND – PMA DUBLIN
BRONZE: CHLOE DOOLEY – CARLOW BLACK DRAGON
GIRLS UNDER 17 – 55KG
GOLD: CHLOE QUINN – TIPPERARY FIGHT FACTORY
SILVER: CHLOE LAWLOR – KOMBAT GYM, MEATH
GIRLS U 17 -65KG
GOLD: (BY WALKOVER) CATHERINE JENNINGS
GIRLS U 17 +65KG
GOLD: (BY WALKOVER) MEGAN LENNON – DEISE KICKBOXING, DUNGARVAN
BOYS U 17 -54KG
GOLD: DARREN MORNING – BLACK DRAGON, DONEGAL
SILVER: LEE BYRNE – KOMBAT GYM, MEATH
BOYS U 17 -57KG
GOLD: DAVID GILMORE – CHAMPIONS BELFAST
SILVER: JAMES MC GARRY – LIMERICK COMBAT
BOYS U 17 -60KG
GOLD: PIERCE GALLIGAN – WICKLOW MARTIAL ARTS
SILVER: ZAK HEALY – LIMERICK COMBAT
BOYS U 17 -64KG
GOLD: ADAM ABDURAHAM – CARLOW TOP-PRO
SILVER: DAVID GILMORE – CHAMPIONS BELFAST
BOYS U 17 -67KG
GOLD: PAUL MC DONAGH – GALWAY BLACK DRAGON
SILVER: DAVID GILMORE – BELFAST
BOYS U 17 -81KG
GOLD: (BY WALKOVER) SIMON DELANEY – TIPPERARY FIGHT FACTORY
What an event on Saturday night in the Menlo Park Hotel. Galway!!!
Every fight was quality, the title fights were off the chart - Boxing, Kickboxing, K-1 at the highest level, top class overseas fighters from France & the UK that were an absolute pleasure to deal with, the same to be said for all the fighters & coachs that travelled from all over Ireland, fantastic and extremely vocal fight fans, full to the neck house, fantastic music & sound system by Galways main man big Pa Murphy, top class refereeing and judging by our completely NEUTRAL Officials who also came from all over Ireland, everything was on cue, fight card went exactly to plan, free finger food handed out to the spectators midway through the show, fantastic teamwork from all our dedicated set up crew, door staff and corner staff, Interviews & podcasts by Galway Bay FM including professional commentary from John Mulligan and Clodagh Foley, top team of medics courtesy of the Order Of Malta that looked after all the fighters so well headed up by the fight doctor, Dr Maura Grummell, fighters were escorted to the ring by Sword Security who did a great job on crowd control, some class Technichal fights and fantastic knockouts & stoppages, new champions crowned, some tears & emotions, but most of all - Kickboxing in Galway is in an extremely healthy state and with fight nights like these, it really can't fail.
Pete Foley introduced the sport of Kickboxing to Galway in 1996 and since then the sport has gone through the roof - he has seen some amazing talent pass through the doors of Black Dragon over the last two decades and like a smooth as silk assembly line, the club just keeps churning them out.
Ten years old Josh Mc Hugh opened the show and was amazing winning all three rounds.
Jamie O Sullivan and Thomas Scarry, both clubmates, had a cracker of a White Collar Boxing match with Jamie getting the win.
Thirteen year old Wesley Ward won by KO in round two over Wexfords Brandon Maltby in what will surely be one of the KO's of the year.
Sarah Worsfold from the UK defeated Regina Fanning in an eliminator fight.
Gerry King stole the show with another crazy entrance and went on to get the win.
17 year old Saoirse Joyce from Knocknacarra destroyed her opponent Aisling Frayne from Wexford who was 10 years her senior, stopping her hard in the second round - Saoirse will fly to Italy in October with IKF team Ireland to fight in the Unified World Championships - the largest ever Martial Arts Games on the planet.
Leona Trautt made her boxing debut against a boxer from Cavin Boxing club and won a unanimous verdict.
Adam Keane from Tuam & Johnny Mc Donagh from Wexford had an absolute war with Johnny getting the nod and with it a shot at the Irish title.
Cian Mc Cormac from Kinvara (Sponsored by Joe Mc Cormack Electrical) won the Junior Irish K-1 Lightweight title by stoppage with KNEE strikes in the fourth round.
James Kelly from Athenry (sponsored by Western Beverages) & Catherine Cullinan from Claregalway (sponsored by Ballybrit Exhaust & Tyres and Core Fitness in Claregalway Hotel) were unlucky but put in fine performances that went to the wire.
Charlie Ward (Sponsored by Headmasters Barbers) does what Charlie does best - win fights in style and retained his IKF 5 Nations Crown by defeating teak tough two weight British Champion Gareth Evans from Romford by unanimous decision.
Paul Huish (sponsored by City & County Bouncy Castles) put the icing on the cake by winning the IKF K-1 Rules European Super Lightweight Title in a class main event against World class French fighter Jonathan Maine.
The Galway Black Dragon Kickboxing club have a new adults beginners course starting on Tuesday 14 October at 7pm and booking can be made by calling 087 8119227.
The next show for Galway Black Dragon is the IKF Junior National Championships in the Oranmore Community Centre, Oranmore, Co. Galway on Sunday October 12.
"IKF International Fight Night"
Menlo Park, Ireland
- WHEN: Saturday, September 27th, 2014
- WHO: Mr. Pete Foley
- WHERE: Menlo Park Hotel, Menlo Park, Ireland
- WHAT: IKF Amateur KickboxingIKF Event Representative: Jennifer Baranyai
- IKF European K-1 Title Fight
- IKF Event Referees: Joe Wilson, Liam Og Griffin, John Quigley
- IKF Judges: Patrick Ryan, Vinny O Brien, Joe Wilson, Liam Og Griffin, John QuigleyIKF
- Timekeeper: Nicola Collins
- Ambulance Service: Order Of Malta
- IKF Ringside Physicians (MD): Dr. Maura Grummell
- WHO: Carlow Black Dragon.
- WHERE: Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow, Ireland.
- WHAT: IKF Amateur Kickboxing & K-1.
- IKF Event Representative: Pete Foley.
- IKF Event Referee: Mick Burke.
- IKF Judges: Mick Bland, Paul Huish and Charlie Ward.
- Ringside Physician (MD): Dr. Maura Grummell
- IKF Timekeeper: Ryan Ali
- Promoter: Mr. Larry Brennan
IKF Promoter Larry Brennan, the chief coach of the Carlow Black Dragon Kickboxing Club, promoted the exciting “Chaos In Carlow 3” in the beautiful 4 Star Seven Oaks Hotel in Carlow on Saturday Night (13 September).
With a total of 15 fights, one a demo, which included no less than four IKF All Ireland Title Fights in various rules styles, Larry certainly rocked the small South East of Ireland town and created an athmosphere that would be hard to beat anywhere.
IKF Ireland President Pete Foley praised Mr. Brennan for the good work he does in Carlow and further afield and presented him with his 2nd Dan Black Belt in recognition of his efforts.
Results as follows:
1/ IKF Junior Kickboxing: Brandon Walsh (Carlow) and Mark Mc Guire (Galway) fought to a draw. 19-19, 20-20, 20-20.
2/ IKF Junior Kickboxing: Chloe Collins (Galway) defeated Millie Walker (Carlow) by withdrawal in round two.
3/ IKF Junior kickboxing Demo: Billie Maher (Carlow) and Aoibhe Moran (Kilkenny) did a Junior Exibition Bout.
4/ IKF Junior Kickboxing: Lee Walsh and Alexander Wagner fought to a draw. 28-28, 29-28, 28-28.
5/ IKF Junior Kickboxing: Catherine Jenkins (Galway) and Chloe Dooley fought to a draw. 19-20, 19-19, 19-19.
6/ IKF Junior Kickboxing: Chloe Quinn defeated Nicole Chambers by withdrawal.
7/ IKF AM FCR JUNIOR LIGHT MIDDLEWEIGHT IRISH TITLE: Megan Lennon, Dungarvan, Ireland (5-2, 69kg, 5’8’’, 09-23-99, Vinny O Brien, 083 4218676) defeated Leah Cassels, Belfast, Ireland (4-2, 71.5kg, 5’4’’, 07-10-99, Robert Cassells, 07702704310) to win the vacant title. 48-47, 49-47, 49-46.
8/ IAB AM BOXING: Gary Elbert, Galway, Ireland (4-0, 65kg, 5’8’’, 04-30-81, Pete Foley, 087 8119227) defeated Graham O Neill, Carlow, Ireland (1-1, 63.5kg, 5’8’’, 04-23-89, Larry Brennan, 085 7560083) by withdrawal after two rounds.
9/ IKF AM IR JUNIOR LIGHT CRUISERWEIGHT IRISH TITLE: Fiachra Bond, Wicklow, Ireland (5-0-1, 41.9kg, 4’11’’, 10-27-09, Stefan Moriarty, 087 7920186), defeated Cole Walker, Kilkenny, Ireland (6-1-1, 41.9kg, 4’11’’, 11-10-99, Larry Brennan, 085 7560083) by judges decision to win the vacant title. 49-48, 49-49, 48-47.
10/ IKF AM FCR: Declan Holohan, Kilkenny, Ireland (2-3-1, 72.8kg, 5’9’’, 05-26-93, Bernard Doyle, 086 8175604) defeated Daniel Burke, Athlone, Ireland (0-3, 75kg, 5’7’’, 01-14-78, Martin Ward, 085 1825121 by judges decision. 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.
11/ IKF AM FCR: Justin Strong, Carlow, Ireland (6-1-0, 61.7kg, 5’9’’, Larry Brennan, 085 7560083) defeated Rytis Danielius, Waterford, Ireland (2-2, 59kg, 5’6’’, 10-03-00, Billy O Sullivan, 085 8589902) by judges decision. 30-27, 29-29, 30-27.
12/ IKF AM FCR: Dale Strong, Carlow, Ireland (5-2-1, 58kg, 5’10’’, 02-26-95, Larry Brennan, 085 7560083 defeated Robert Parle, Waterlord, Ireland (1-7-1, 56.5kg, 5’6’’, 03-01-95, Billy O Sullivan, 085 8589902) by withdrawal in round two.
13/ IKF AM FCR: Howard Buggy, Carlow, Ireland (2-0-1, 94kg, 5’9’’, 12-30-75, Larry Brennan, 085 7560083) defeated Lee lynch, Athlone, Ireland (0-1, 97kg, 5’9’’, 11-11-88, Martin Ward, 085 1825121) by TKO in round one. Lee Lynch receives 30 day medical suspension.
14/ IKF AM FCR LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT IRISH TITLE: Derry Guinan, Tullamore, Ireland (6-5-2, 81.3kg, 5’10’’, 03-29-89, John Quigley, 086 6660474) defeated Mark Comerford, Carlow, Ireland (6-3, 79kg, 5’9’’, 04-12-92, Larry Brennan, 085 7560083) by KO in round one to win the vacant title. Mark Comerford receives a 45 day medical suspension.
15/ IKF AM K-1 LIGHT CRUISERWEIGHT IRISH TITLE: Brett Egen, Dungarvan, Ireland (14-2, 82.5kg, 6’2’’, 05-16-86, Vinny o Brien, 083 4218676) defeated Ben Forsyth, Dublin, Ireland (3-2, 84.5kg, 6’3’’, 10-03-90, John Kavanagh, 087 6876641) by judges decision. 49-47, 58-47, 49-48 to win the vacant title.
The IKF Sanctioned show in the Menlo Park Hotel on Sunday 17 August was yet another resounding success for the hosts, Galway Black Dragon Kickboxing Club.
The show started at 4.15pm and finished at 7.15pm on the button, the house was full, the music was great, the bar was busy, the fight fans were treated to FREE finger food, there was 18 fights in total, there were several different styles on offer such as Light Contact, Full Contact, White Collar Boxing and K-1, the officials were on the money, the athmosphere was great and everybody was buzzing at the show and certainly after the show.
From a promoters point of view, it couldn't have ran smoother - sure there was a few cancellations from up the country (I wouldn't want to fight my fighters either lol) and some adjustments to the fight card here & there but all in all, a great night of combat and comradarie with all concerned.
When the show finished, the ring was taken down and loaded back into the van & trailer and we were all chillin out at the bar by 8pm.
A huge word of thanks to all who helped set the show up & down from building the ring to door staff & security to MC & DJ, Glove Runners, corner staff, weight control crew, Judges, Referees, timekeeper, Menlo Park Hotel management & staff, fighters from home & away, coach's etc, etc and anybody else who helped put it all together.
We had some class fights including a few wars with some of the more experienced fighters but some of the novices shone also and we have a serious crew of cadets coming through the ranks and they are looking to take over, also a few cracking juniors who entered the squared circle for the first time ever and they were all brilliant - win lose or draw - I couldn't be a prouder coach.
Paul Huish from Black Dragon took on Dermot O Rourke from Top-Pro in Kilkenny in the main event and what a finale it was - both men looked in great shape and they put on a first class show which was well appreciated by the fight fans, but Huish showed his class and took a unanimous decision.
Huish will now go forward to fight for the IKF European Super Lightweight K-1 Title in September in Galway.
Another fantastic fight was between Black Dragon fighter Marc Mc Gettigan and David Milewski from Ken Horans club.
Milewski started at a breakneck pace and had Marc backed up for most of the first round, but Marc weathered the storm and clipped Milewski with a right hook to the body which took some of the wind out of his sails.
On instructions from his corner, Marc took the centre in round two and forced Milewski on the backfoot and made it a round apiece and in round three, Marc caught his game opponent with some crunching shots and forced a count.
When the action resumed Marc was calm and picked his shots well and dropped him again for a count and the writing was on the wall now and although Milewski got up and fought on, Marc sensed a finish and picked up the pace even more and dropped him yet again and at this stage the ref had seen enough and called it off giving Marc victory by TKO.
Another stand out fight was between Jamie O Sullivan from Black Dragon and Mateusz Deren from Mountmellick.
Both men stood at least 6'3'' tall and both had great range in their shots but it was Jamies left Jab that did the trick and he landed it at will, knocking back Derens head each time.
After a very physical and entertaining contest, the decision went in favour of O Sullivan.
James Kelly from Black Dragon took on Kyokushinkai fighter Julius Byrne from Dave Kings club in Galway and this was another cracker.
James gave away over four kilos in weight to Byrne but his talent came to the fore and he took a well deserved win.
John Walsh and Gary Elbert, both from Black Dragon, went at it under White Collar Boxing Rules and this was another classic.
Elbert took the win on this occasion but in fairness to Walsh, he gave away six kilos in weigt.
Cian Mc Cormack from Black Dragon beat Charlie Kennedy from Carlow Top-Pro on points and Leona Trautt was on fire against a very game Sarah Murray from Kildare.
Murray took some serious shots but enough was enough in the third round and her corner quite rightly threw in the towel giving Leona yet another win by TKO.
Eight years old Faith Foley from Black Dragon got the win over Rihanna Lynch from Dungarvan and Faiths club mate Chloe Corcoran scored a draw with Sophie Delaney from Mountmellick.
Chloe Collins from Black Dragon also scored a draw with Carlow Black Dragons Millie Walker.
Full results as follows:
1/ IKF Junior Kickboxing
Adam Walsh from Galway lost to Connor Power from Dungarvan (20-19, 18-20, 20-19).
2/ IKF Junior Kickboxing
Chloe Corcoran from Galway drew with Sophie Delaney from Mountmellick (20-20, 19-19, 20-18)
3/ IKF Junior Kickboxing
Faith Foley from Galway defeated Rihanna Lynch from Dungarvan (20-19, 20-19, 20-20)
4/ IKF Junior Kickboxing
Alicia Chambers from Tipperary defeated Aisha Ikeje from Mountmellick by withdrawal.
5/ IKF Junior Kickboxing
Wesley Ward from Galway defeated Damien Creavin from Galway (20-18, 20-18, 20-18)
6/ IKF Junior Kickboxing
Billie Maher from Carlow defeated Shannin O Dwier from Tipperary by withdrawal due to injury.
7/ IAB Boxing
Gary Elbert from Galway defeated John Walsh from Galway (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
8/ IKF Junior kickboxing
Chloe Collins from Galway and Millie Walker from Carlow fought to a draw (20-18, 19-19, 19-19)
9/ IKF AM FCR
Sean Maher, Carlow, Ireland (2-1, 107kg, 6', 02-27-89, Dermot Maher, 085 7180586) defeated Brendan Creaven, Galway, Ireland (1-1, 112kg, 188cm, 09-12-86, Pete Foley, 087 8119227) by ref stoppage in round two.
10/ Leona Trautt, Galway, Ireland (12-1, 58kg, 01-12-81, Pete Foley, 087 8119227) defeated Sarah Murray, Kildare, Ireland (2-2-3, 61.1kg, 05-30-89, Vinnie Murphy, 087 9080922) by TKO in round three.
IKF Ireland recommend a 30 day medical suspension for Sarah Murray until 17 September, 2014.
11/ IKF Junior Kickboxing
Alex Fitzpatrick from Galway lost a decision to Jack Power from Dungarvan (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
12/ IKF AM FCR
Jamie O Sullivan, Galway, Ireland (1-0, 91.8kg, 6'3'', 05-23-91, Pete Foley, 087 8119227) defeated Mateusz Deren, Mountmellick, Ireland (1-1, 91.9kg, 6'3'', 08-16-86, Tommy Delaney, 085 1158606) by decision. (30-29, 29-29, 30-29).
13/ IKF AM FCR
Niall Carroll, Kildare, Ireland (8-0, 61.4kg, 178cm, 01-14-99, Vinnie Murphy, 087 9080927) defeated Eoin Maher, Carlow, Ireland (0-2, 59.6kg, 5'9'', 05-03-97, Dermot Maher, 085 7180587) by corner withdrawal in round one.
14/ Marc Mc Gettigan, Galway, Ireland (4-1-2, 72kg, 5'10'', 08-18-84, Pete Foley, 087 8119227) defeated David Milewski, Galway, Ireland (3-4-1, 72.1kg, 177cm, 10-18-83, Ken Horan, 087 2596559) by TKO in round three.
IKF Ireland recommend a 30 day medical suspension for David Milewski until 17 September, 2014.
15/ IKF Junior Kickboxing Exibition match.
Saoirse Joyce from Galway and Megan Lennon from Dungarvan fought an exibition match to a draw.
16/ IKF AM K-1
James Kelly, Galway, Ireland (2-0, 52.7kg, 5'6'', 08-29-99, Pete Foley, 087 8119227) defeated Julius Byrne, Galway, Ireland (0-1, 57.1kg, 5'8'', 11-03-99, Dave King, 085 7801873) by decision. (29-27, 29-27, 30-26).
17/ IKF AM FCR
Cian Mc Cormack, Galway, Ireland (4-0, 61.1kg, 5'10'', 12-08-98, Pete Foley, 087 8119227) defeated Charlie Kennedy, Carlow, Ireland (3-4, 61.4kg, 5'10'', 09-01-98, Dermot Maher, 085 7180586) by decision. (29-28, 30-27, 28-29).
18/ IKF AM FCR
Paul Huish, Galway, Ireland (20-9-6, 65.5kg, 5'6'', 03-10-90, Pete Foley, 087 8119227) defeated Dermot O Rourke, Kilkenny, Ireland (6-5-2, 64.5kg, 12-17-76, Paul Cummins, 085 2441538) by decision. (40-37, 40-36, 39-37).