On Saturday 20 October, two members from NUI Galway Taekwondo club, Agata Rzeznik and Nathan Deane-Huggins, went to Cork to compete in the Redking Rumble tournament. The two competitors managed to walk away with three medals between them, with Agata getting bronze in the senior female colour belt division and Nathan winning bronze in senior male colour belt sparring.
On Sunday 21 October, nine members of the NUI Galway Taekwondo Club, Cathal Ó Murchú, Aaron Croke, Tomás Lane, Agata Rzeznik, Nathan Deane-Huggins, Lorcán McCarthy, Stephen Hughes, Christopher O’Brien and Luke Thompson, took part in the Connacht Taekwondo Championships.
The team had a very successful day, bringing back 12 medals with not a single person leaving empty handed. Since it was a very first competition for all our white belts, we are most proud of their results.
The male competitors got on very well from the start in patterns with Aaron Croke earning a silver in green belt, to black tag division and Nathan Deane-Huggins getting a deserved gold.
The white belt to green tag division went even better, with three medals going to NUI Galway students. Christopher O’Brien got a bronze, Stephen Hughes got a silver and Lorcan McCarthy won a gold medal.
The senior male competitors also succeeded in sparring in the green belt to black tag division, with Tomás Lane getting bronze, Nathan Deane-Huggins getting silver and Cathal Ó Murchú winning gold.
The white belt to green tag senior male division went very well for both our light and heavyweight competitors, with Luke Thompson finishing joint third place with Stephen Hughes and Lorcán McCarthy getting a silver and Christopher O’Brien winning a gold medal.
Agata Rzeznik also managed to grab a silver medal in senior female colour belt sparring, unfortunately missing out on gold by only one point.
Congrats to all our competitors for what was a great start to the season.