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Bringing home the silverware

Posted 21st May 2018
Author Rebecca Anderson

It's been a string of successes for UL TKD over the last few weeks! The Intervarsities, this year hosted by NUIG, saw successes for Darragh and Marli who brought home a silver medal and a silver and bronze medal respectively in their categories! Congrats guys!

In the last competition of the year, the RITA Nationals Josh added a Gold medal in sparring to his haul for the year while Becca took a double bronze.

Congrats to everyone who has competed for the club this year. Onwards and upwards!

Medals, medals and more medals

Posted 13th Feb 2018
Author Rebecca Anderson

Big congratulations to all the UL TKD competitors last Saturday!

Mr Joshua Byrne won a GOLD medal in patterns and a BRONZE medal in sparring at the UK ITF Spring open in Bath, bringing home the club's first INTERNATIONAL medals of the year!

Matt Tyrkiel & Becca Anderson flew the flag for the club at the ITA Munster Open in Cork with Matt taking home the SILVER in the red belt patterns category and Becca taking a BRONZE in the green belt patterns category and a GOLD in the green to black tag sparring category.

Well done to everyone!

The successes keep on coming for

Posted 7th Feb 2018
Author Rebecca Anderson

Big congratulations are in order for all our competitiors who took part in the UCC Open Martial Arts competition and the Scion International Open recently. The team of three competitiors took home a massive 4 GOLD medals, 2 SILVER medals and 4 BRONZE medals between them.

Further congratulations are extended to our chief instructor and UL Alumnus Mr Joshua Byrne who was successfully promoted to 2nd degree blackbelt over the weekend. Well done!

UL TKD on the podium at National

Posted 15th Nov 2017
Author Rebecca Anderson

Last weekend saw the ITA National Championships take place in our very own UL Arena. Straight off the back of hosting the world championships in Dublin the ITA National Championships promised to be a high caliber competition.


UL took medals across a number of categories with Mr Joshua Byrne (I) taking bronze in Male Blackbelt Patterns, Brian Hogan taking a silver in male Yellow - blue tag Sparring and Rebecca Anderson taking the gold in the female Yellow - blue tag sparring.


Well done all!



Wins for UL TKD @ the Redking Ru

Posted 24th Oct 2017
Author Rebecca Anderson

UL TKD took home the silverware at the Redking Rumble at the weekend! A contingent of 5 dedicated members braved the early Sunday morning to travel to Cork for the competition.

Mr Joshua Byrne (I) took home a well earned bronze medal in a challenging Black belt sparring category. The club cleaned up in the colourbelt categories. Borys Stan took home a Gold medal in sparring and a silver medal in patterns, Giulia Postir took a Silver in sparring, Nadia Schneider took a bronze in patterns, and Rebecca Anderson took a double gold in sparring and silver in patterns.


Well done to all!

We're back :)

Posted 4th Sep 2017
Author Jo Baumgart

Hi All, it's only day one of Week 1 but we're already back training :) Rocking it at gradings and competitions requires dedication which we clearly have buckets of :) So make sure to join us on Thursday at 18:50 in the Sports Hall in PESS building.

UL TKD Ladies Shine at the ITA I

Posted 15th Nov 2016
Author Rebecca Anderson

UL TKD didn't have to go far for their latest competition. The ITA Irish Championships were hosted here in the UL arena last weekend. The UL ladies dominated in their categories with medals on the day for Marli Serfontein (Gold - Blue to red belt sparring, Gold - Special technique and Silver - Patterns) and Giulia Postir (Gold - Blue to red belt sparring (lightweight) and Silver - Special technique). The ladies have the honour of calling themselves the new national champions!

Well done to everybody who attended! It was a great tournament over all!

Medals for UL TKD at the Redking

Posted 26th Oct 2016
Author Rebecca Anderson

Last Sunday 23rd of October UL TKD members Joshua Byrne and Rebecca Anderson attended the 'Redking Rumble' in the little Island sports complex Cork. The competition was well attended with clubs from all over Ireland taking part in both patterns (choreographed traditional movements) and sparring.

The competition kicked off with blackbelt patterns where Mr. Byrne (1st degree) came up against the eventual winner in round one. He bowed out of the competition having displayed an improved form in a strong performance. In sparring Mr. Byrne proved more successful, making it to the final of the lightweight category before taking the silver in a close fought 2x2 minute final.

In the colour belt category Rebecca proved successful in patterns, taking the gold medal for her pattern ‘Won Hyo’. She was less successful in the sparring, taking the bronze after an unlucky pairing against an extremely strong competitor who eventually won the category.


In all the two UL competitors took home three medals between them, the first medals of the season for the club. The competition was great preparation for the ITA nationals set to take place 13th & 14th of November here in the UL Sports centre. 

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