1/ Aidan Nally V Ronan Kavanagh
2/ Lynsey Folan V Dee Fitzpatrick
3/ John Gillen V Sean Stewart
4/ Sinead O Connor V Laura Mc Call
5/ Brendan Creaven V Barry Hearns
6/ Matthew Ord V Ronan Molloy
7/ Michelle Hurney V Devinna Duffy
8/ Jonathan Curran V Marc Mc Gettigan
The midlands premier fight promoter Mr. John Quigley from the Phoenix Kickboxing Gym, hosted his annual IKF sanctioned "Fight Of The Phoenix 2" Kickboxing promotion in the beautiful Bridge House Hotel in Tullamore, Co. Offaly on Sunday evening.
The show was a big success with a huge crowd of extremely vocal and sporting fight fans that gave every fighter that entered the ring, whether they were home or away, a big welcome.
All the fights were very evenly matched which made for a very entertaining night and Mr. Quigley spared no expense with every fighter taking home a beautiful trophy.
With 14 fights on the card including three IKF All Ireland Title fights, there was certainly no shortage of excitement.
Results as follows:
1/ IKF Junior Light Contact Kickboxing:
Sergio Sheehen from Phoenix, Tullamore defeated Adam Walsh from Galway Black Dragon by decision. 20-19, 20-18, 20-18.
2/ IKF Junior Light Contact Kickboxing:
Simon Hayes from John Ryans Gym in Nenagh defeated John Mc Donagh from Phoenix, Tullamore by decision. 18-20, 18-20, 18-20.
3/ IKF Junior Light Contact Kickboxing:
Alex Heffernan from Phoenix, Tullamore and Kyle Coleman from Carlow Black Dragon fought to a draw. 19-19, 19-19, 18-19.
4/ IKF Junior Light Contact Kickboxing:
James Kelly from Galway Black Dragon defeated Tadgh Phelan from Phoenix, Tullamore by decision. 19-20, 19-20, 18-20.
5/ Exibition Bout:
Eilish Dunne from Phoenix, Tullamore and Danielle Cooney from Carlow Black Dragon fought a non decision exibition bout.
6/ IKF Full Contact:
David Ahern, Offaly, Ireland (2-0, 75kg, 178cm, 08-23-90, John Quigley, 086 6660474) defeated Simon Ryan, Nenagh, Ireland (0-1, 73.5kg, 5'10, 11-20-88, Padraig Hennessey, 086 0831312) by withdrawal in round two.
7/ Johnny Mc Donagh, Wexford, Ireland (6-1, 68kg, 5'8'', 01-18-90, Brian Roche, 087 2036936) defeated David Kapinga, Tullamore, Ireland (3-1, 69kg, 5'8'', 11-23-80, John Quigley, 086 6660474) by decision. 27-29, 27-30, 28-29.
8/ IKF Full Contact:
Paul Johnston, Tullamore, Ireland (2-0-1, 63.9kg, 5'6'', 08-04-81, John Quigley, 086 6660474) and Connor Mooney, Derry, Ireland (0-1-1, 66kg, 5'11'', 05-01-91, China Coyle, 07999521755) fought to a draw. 29-30, 30-27, 29-29.
9/ IKF Full Contact:
Daniel Quigley, Tullamore, Ireland (4-2, 66.8kg, 5'10'', 11-11-98, John Quigley, 086 6660474) defeated John Cawley, Piltown, Ireland, 65kg, 6', 08-25-92, Vinny O Brien, 083 4218676) by decision. 29-28, 28-27, 30-29.
10/ IKF Full Contact:
Sebastian Szope, Nenagh, Ireland (1-0, 74kg, 174cm, 06-25-81, Kevin Mahon, 086 8776737) defeated Miklos Pataki, Tullamore, Ireland (0-1, 73.5kg, 175cm, 05-04-80, John Quigley, 086 6660474) by decision. 30-29, 27-30, 29-30.
11/ IKF AM FCR ALL IRELAND WELTERWEIGHT TITLE:
Mary Mc Auley, Derry, Ireland (8-2, 64.5kg, 5'6'', 01-16-801, China Coyle, 07999521755) defeated Lindsay Graham, Laois, Ireland (6-1, 65.5kg, 12-22-86, John Quigley, 086 6660474) by decision to win the Ladies IKF Welterweight Title. 47-49, 47-48, 48-48.
12/ Mark Comerford, Carlow, Ireland (4-1, 80.6kg, 5'9'', 04-12-92, Larry Brennan, 085 7560083) defeated Damien Mitchell, Nenagh, Ireland (0-2, 77kg, 5'9'', 04-07-87, Padraig Hennessey, 086 0831312) by withdrawal in round three.
13/ IKF AM FCR ALL IRELAND SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE:
Ciara Leavy, Tullamore, Ireland (4-2, 61.7kg, 5'6'', 10-26-90, John Quigley, 086 6660474) defeated Jennifer Baranyai, Galway, Ireland (9-8-2, 61.7kg, 5'8'', 11-15-78, Pete Foley, 087 8119227) by decision to win the Ladies IKF Super Lightweight Title. 50-47, 49-46, 50-45.
14/ IKF AM IR ALL IRELAND HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE:
Aaron Wogan, Wicklow, Ireland (5-0-1, 97.2kg, 6', 01-06-90, Stefan Moriarty, 085 7588377) defeated Derry Guinan, Tullamore, Ireland (3-4-1, 96.2kg, 5'10'', 03-29-89, John Quigley, 086 6660474) by decision to win the IKF Heavyweight Title.
IKF Promoter Mick Bland and his Top-Pro team once again enjoyed a full house at the beautiful 4 star Ormonde Hotel in Kilkenny City where they promoted their latest Full Contact event "Relentless".
Mick, who is without a doubt Ye Fair Citys top fight promoter, put together a 15 fight card that saw fighters from all over Ireland decend on the former Medievil Capital Of Ireland and some great contests were made.
The top of the bill saw local fighter and former IKF All Ireland Champ James Dunphy take on current IKF All Ireland Champ Eric Nolan from Dublin in a four round war which ended in a draw.
Results as follows:
1/ Ciaran Shanahan, Thurles, Ireland (2-1, 78kg, 6'2'', 10-27-97, PJ Mc Cool, 087 9359123) defeated Liam Delaney, Meath, Ireland (9-2-3, 80kg, 6'4'', 04-11-97, Mick Burke, 085 7249933) by judges decision. 29-28, 29-29, 29-28.
2/ Steven Heffernan, Wexford, Ireland (4-1, 86kg, 180cm, 07-16-87, brian Roche, 087 2036936) defeated Josh Mulhall, Carlow, Ireland (0-2, 86kg, 5'11'', 11-17-92, Larry Brennan, 085 7560083) by judges decision. 29-27, 28-27, 28-28.
3/ Oisin Sweeney, Galway, Ireland (1-0, 79kg, 6'3'', 04-13-93, Pete Foley, 087 8119227) defeated Tshesko, Carlow, Ireland (0-1, 77kg, 6'1'', 12-25-90, Dermot Maher, 085 7180586) by judges decision. 28-30, 29-29, 27-30.
4/ Adam Abduraham, Carlow, Ireland (2-1, 61kg, 5'10'', 09-07-98, Dermot Maher, 085 7180586) defeated Patrick Stokes, 0-1, 64kg, 6', 02-04-98, by judges desicion. 29-25, 30-25, 29-27.
5/ Eoghan Curtain and Aaron fought an exibition fight to a draw.
6/ Shane Carter, Wexford, Ireland (1-0, 57.5kg, 180cm, 07-05-96, John Phillips, No Tel Number given) defeated Daniel Mulally, Kilkenny, Ireland (4-6-1, 57kf, 5'10'', 08-13-96, Mick Bland, 087 6118301) by withdrawal in round two.
7/ Johnny Mc Donagh, Wexford, Ireland (5-1, 68.5kg, 5'8'', 01-18-90, Brian Roche, 087 2036936) defeated Dermot O Rourke, Kilkenny, Ireland (6-6-2, 68kg, 5'7'', 12-17-76, Mick Bland, 087 6118301) by judges decision. 37-40, 36-40, 37-40.
8/ PJ Delaney (Top-Pro Kilkenny), defeated Ryan O Neill (Black Dragon, Carlow) in a Light Contact Junior Kickboxing bout by judges decision.
9/ Paul Mc Donagh (Black Dragon, Galway) defeated Aaron Bush (Top-Pro Kilkenny) in a light contact Junior Kickboxing bout by judges decision.
10/ Dylan Williams, Meath, Ireland (2-0, 67kg, 5'7'', 07-04-96, Mick Burke, 085 7249933) defeated Anthony Kirwan, Carlow, Ireland (0-1, 65kg, 5'8'', 03-03-98, Dermot Maher, 085 7180586) by TKO in round two.
IKF Ireland have issued Anthony Kirwan with a 30 day medical suspension until 27 November, 2013 due to the TKO.
11/ Paul Hayden (Top-Pro Kilkenny) defeated Tommy Lee Thompson (Carlow Black Dragon) by judges decision in a Junior Light Contact Kickboxing Bout.
12/ Holly Fennely, Carlow, Ireland (1-0, 54kg, 5'6'', 11-27-90, Dermot Maher, 085 7180586) defeated Rachel Mc Donald, Dublin, Ireland (0-1, 55kg, 5'6'', 11-26-87, Damien Crowther, 085 8393324) by judges decision. 28-29, 30-28, 30-27.
13/ Daniel Duggan, Waterford, Ireland (0-0-1, 75kg, 5'8'', 07-01-92, Billy O Sullivan, 085 8589902) and Aaron Mc Kenzie, Carlow, Ireland (2-1-1, 74.5kg, 5'9'', 12-10-89, Larry Brennan, 085 7560083) fought to a draw. 28-30, 29-29, 29-29.
14/ Cian Mc Cormack, Galway, Ireland (2-0, 57kg, 5'7'', 12-08-98, Pete Foley, 087 8119227) defeated Charlie Kennedy, Carlow, Ireland (1-2, 56kg, 5'7'', 09-01-98, Dermot Maher, 085 7180586) by judges decision. 27-29, 27-29, 27-29.
15/ James Dunphy, Kilkenny, Ireland (27-17-6, 72kg, 5'9'', 06-11-90, Mick Bland, 087 6118301) and Eric Nolan, Dublin, Ireland (11-2-2, 72kg, 5'8'', 07-27-93, Jimmy Courtney, 087 2968201) fought to a draw. 38-39, 38-38, 38-38.
Mick Bland and his team wish to thank everyone involved who made the show such a success and they look forward to the next one.
PLEASE NOTE: THE IKF JUNIOR ALL IRELAND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS ARE STILL ON THE 24 NOVEMBER, 2013 BUT THE LOCATION HAS CHANGED TO THE SPORTS CENTRE IN DUNGARVAN, CO. WATERFORD AND WILL BE PROMOTED BY MR. VINNY O BRIEN - 083 4218676.
THESE CHAMPIONSHIPS ARE OPEN TO EVERYONE, REGARDLESS OF AFFILLATION OR ASSOCIATION AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING A BIG TURNOUT FROM CLUBS ALL ACCROSS THE COUNTRY - LETS DO IT FOR THE KIDS!!
IKF promoter and P.R.O. for IKF Ireland Mr. Mick Burke and his hard working PMA team, hosted an exciting Junior Kickboxing tournament in the Ashbourne Community Centre in Co. Meath last Sunday where a multitude of young Kickboxing talent came from all accross the country to hone their skills ahead of the IKF Junior National Championships in Dungarvan on November 24.
Mick had two matted areas for the younger kids and a full size boxing ring for the older ones and the day ran without a hitch, starting just after 12 noon and wrapping up just after 4pm.
All the kids got some invaluable experience and there was even a Low Kick Light Contact section which proved very popular, particularly with the many MMA and Muay Thai clubs that have come on board to support the IKF in recent times.
It was also great to see the many clubs coming together and helping out with judging and refereeing and general running of the event.
Mick and his team wish to thank everyone who supported the show and to everyone who helped out all day.
We look forward to seeing as many clubs as possible at the IKF Junior Nationals in Dungarvan on November 24.
The future is bright with the IKF!
When: October 5th & 6th
Where: Dungarvan Sports Centre
What: Amatuer Full Contact
IKF Senior Novice All Irelands
IKF Promoter: Mr. Vinny O Brien
IKF Representative: Mr. Pete Foley
Medics: Red Cross
Doctor: Dr. Maura Grummell
Results are as follows from the IKF Senior Novice All Ireland Championships which were held in the Dungarvan Sports Centre, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford and promoted by IKF Secretary Mr. Vinny O Brien.
A fantastic day was had by all participants, some of who had up to three fights to win the gold and everyone benefited from the experience.
The championships were for novice fighters with no more than five fights experience in any full contact discipline, so everyone was on a reasonably level playing field and all fights were refereed and judged by completely neutral officials throughout the weekend who gave up their time freely for the good of the sport.
There was no complaints or issues on any decisions and everything ran very smoothly.
Big thanks to all the coach's and clubs who had the interest in their fighters to bring them along to "Walk the Walk" and also to the hard working officials (judges, referees, timekeepers etc), medical staff, Dr. Maura Grummell, the management of the Dungarvan Sports Centre, the IKF, the Deise Kickboxing set up crew and administration staff who worked tirelessly all weekend putting up three rings etc among other things and to anyone who helped in any way.
The fighters were awarded with top class medallions for their efforts and everyone went away happy.
Alice Slattery, Thurles
Gold: Lisa Moloney, Tipperary Fight Factory, Tipperary Town
Gold: Sharon Lynch, Deise Kickboxing Gym, Ennis
Ladies Light Welterweight:
Gold: Laura Bennis, Phoenix Gym, Ennis.
Silver: Majella Connolly, Thurles
Bronze: Rachael Ryan, Thurles.
Gold: Aoife Peters, Tipperary Fight Factory, Tipperary Town
Silver: Eilish Dunne: Phoenix Gym, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
Gold: Lyndsey Graham, Phoenix Gym, Tullamore, Co, Offaly.
Silver: Michelle Muldowney, Top-Pro Gym, Kilkenny.
Bronze: Maria Rowe, Kinetic Gym, Wexford.
Gold: Josh Maules, Red Door Fitness Gym, Arklow
Silver: Dale Strong, Black Dragon Gym, Carlow
Bronze: Phoenix Gym, Ennis
Mens Light Welterweight:
Gold: Gavin Kavanagh, Red Door Fitness Gym, Arklow
Silver: Deise Kickboxing Gym, Dungarvan
Bronze: James Hennessey, Thurles
Gold: Paul O Brien, Limerick
Silver: Paul Dickinson, Black Dragon Gym, Galway
Mens Super Welterweight:
Gold: Johnny Mc Donagh, Kinetic Gym, Wexford
Silver: Johnny Kenny, Black Dragon Gym, Galway
Mens Light Middleweight:
Gold: Marc Mc Gettigan, Black Dragon Gym, Galway
Silver: Conor Murphy: Phoenix Gym, Ennis
Bronze: Sean Furlong, Kinetic Gym, Wexford
Bronze: Dylan Sheridan, Thurles
Gold: Declan O Brien, Northside Gym, Limerick
Silver: aaron Mc Kenzie, Black Dragon Gym, Carlow
Bronze: Nathan O Neill, Red Door Fitness, Arklow
Bronze: Ryan Ali, Black Dragon Gym, Galway
Mens Light Heavyweight:
Gold: Mark Comerford: Black Dragon Gym, Carlow
Silver: Brian Maher, Top-Pro Gym, Carlow
Gold: Ken Fitzpatrick, Phoenix Gym, Tullamore
Silver: Stephen Heffernan, Kinetic Gym, Wexford
Bronze: Josh Mulhall, Black Dragon Gym, Carlow
Gold: Tomas Jerputas, Celtic Gym, Carlow
Silver: Shane Maher, Top-Pro Gym, Carlow