This year we will be celebration the 50th Anniversary of the Galway Judo Club. Most of you will not know that our club is the oldest club in the West of Ireland and is still the only Judo Club with its own purpose built Dojo. Over these 50 years, our coaches have been responsible for bringing Judo to areas all over Ireland. We have travelled internationally, where our players have competed at the highest level. This includes World and European Championships. As part of the celebrations we will be having a number of special events which will include public Judo →
Judo Ireland’s Summer School of Judo went very well. It was held at Galway Lawn Tennis Club from 1st to 5th July. From the West of Ireland, a good number of young players attended. Players from Annaghdown Judo Club and Ennis Judo Club had a good number of players. The Galway Judo Club had the greater number. The children were on the mat from 9.30am -1pm each day and teenagers in the afternoon from 2pm to 4pm. In the evenings, the adults were on. The three coaches, Lisa Bradley, Jim Toland and Stephen McCluskey, all from Northern Ireland, have come →
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.