A group of Judo players representing Judo Ireland departed Dublin on Tuesday April 6th on their way to the heart of Poland namely Lowicz to participate in a regional competition. It was a return trip to the town from which a team of players visited Galway last year and participated in the Galway Open Competition. Much preparation and planning had gone into this trip prior to departure. Fundraising events were organised by the various clubs being represented and much training was being done under the direction of Alanzo Henderson 4th Dan and Technical Director of Judo Ireland and John Creaven →
The Galway Open has become a competition of very high regard in Judo circles and true to form this year’s event was no different. As the last Championship before the Summer Break the turn out was equal to other years, with high excitement and heart stopping moments the atmosphere was electric. There was a close eyes kept on the player from the Team that’s going to Poland this April and they did themselves proud with all concerned winning medals.
The 1st winners of the John Allen Perpetual Cup were the Galway Judo Club. The presentation was made by John’s mother Jaqueline at the All Ireland Judo Championships on Sunday January 31st which was held at the Galway Lawn Tennis Club. The award was accepted by Brendan Conway on behalf of the club.
The All Ireland Judo Championships 2010 took place last Sunday 31st January in the Galway lawn Tennis Club in Salthill. It was a fantastic event with more than 120 entries of players of all ages from children aged 5 to Adults. This competition was hosted by the Renmore Rapid Judo Club and was very well organised, they would like to thank everyone who took part in the competition and especially thanking all the volunteers who helped make the day such a success. As Judo Ireland has such a large number of Rural Clubs such as Shrule, Annaghdown, Lecarrow, Connemara Judo →