Midleton TKD Fundrasing Team Event
Thanks to everyone that came to support the fund raiser over the weekend, where the Midleton club staged a successful spectator event of different teams fighting each other to raise funds for the TKDI squad going the ITF World Championships this year. Fighters, Umpires and Spectators from Ballintemple, Bishopstown, Frankfield, Carrigaline, Crosshaven, Bandon, Blackrock and Midleton all came together to put on a great event demonstrating the strength of the taekwondo community, the power of team spirit for everyone involved and of course some fantastic fights!
Some of the 5 man team fights included a junior yellow belt mixed team from Blackrock, Bishopstown and Frankfield versus a Midleton team of matching fighters. Then some of the Midleton junior green and blue belts put on a continuous sparring team fight to show everyone what they can do. Following that we had a mixed teenage and adult ladies team of Crosshaven, Carrigaline and Blackrock versus their Midleton counterparts, with some great fights from everyone involved.
We had senior points fighting next with adult men where Mr. Pat Meade captained a team made up of fighters from Ballintemple, Bishopstown, Frankfield and Midleton and went head to head against Mr. Dave O’ Sullivan’s team made up of Crosshaven and Midleton. The final event of the day then was the much anticipated continuous fight off between Blackrock and Midleton with Mr. Paul Manning captaining a team with Mr. Donal O’ Sullivan and Mr. Tony Casey, faced off against Mr. James Dwyer’s team of Arnaud Dumat and Thomas Zera.
It was an electric day with martial arts theme music played between rounds to entertain the juniors and adults alike, having some of the best displays of taekwondo fighting from all ages, belts and abilities to the energetic cheering of the crowds. Thanks again to everyone that supported the event and after its success we are all looking forward to the next one!
Mr. James Dwyer – IV Degree – Midleton TaeKwon-Do.