DCU Karate Club snatch massive medal haul at inter-collegiate cup

DCU Karate Club's medalists.

DCU Karate Club scooped eight medals in the Dublin Inter-Collegiate Cup which was held in UCD on November 12th.

Six members competed on Sunday in the competition that saw UCD and Trinity College both competing against DCU, with the competition split into Kumite (sparring) and Kata (patterns) in both individual and team categories.

Robert Collins finished in first place in the Men’s Junior Individual Kumite and took second place in the Men’s Junior Team Kumite alongside Michael Maxwell.

The women also performed extremely well, with Claire Flynn, Danielle O’Grady and Cynthia Madden shining in the women’s junior categories while Sinead Smith landed second place in both the Women’s Senior Kata and Kumite.

“We are extremely proud of our members who represented our club” said DCU Karate Chairperson Claire Flynn.

“In particular, we are proud of our members who competed for our club for the first time.

“Although we came 2nd overall we are extremely delighted for the personal achievements of those who competed. Each of our competitors won a medal in at least one event.”

DCU Karate Club are current All-Ireland college champions and were also awarded the accolade of DCU’s Club of the Year in 2017.

This achievement adds to the silverware already awarded to the club and leaves them with high hopes going into 2018.

Ailbhe Daly

Image Credit: DCU Karate Club