As usual on the morning of the event there was a lot of work to be done including setting out the mat areas, tables, trophies, finalise and update the draws, posting the draws, referees meetings, table officials meetings etc etc. I could go on and on and on.
Organising and running a tournament like this requires a committed team of people and this one was no exception. Thanks must go to all the coaches, parents and fighters for all of their hard work and commitment.
The team of officials performed above and beyond the call of duty with very few breaks throughout the day. Thanks to Ken, James, Patrick, Nigel, Anthony, Dave, Ben and Alan. The table officials are equally deserving of thanks for keeping the fights running. Thanks to Eric, Paul, Mark, Bridget, Shauna, Emilia and anyone else who helped out. Thanks to our in house photographer Ian. Thanks as ever to Shihan Kevin who ensured it all ran smoothly and to Shane who helped him.
Last thanks must go to Dave King and Louise Collins for their hard work that started long before everyone arrived and continued long after they left.
At the end of a hard day of fighting we had our winners and the results are presented below.
1st Place - David Lennon (Galway)
2nd Place - Sam Connaughton (Mullingar)
3rd Place - Killian Curran (Galway)
4th Place - Mai Given (Galway)
1st Place - Brendan Chasseraud (Galway)
2nd Place - Robert O'Reilly (Galway)
3rd Place - Lisa Fitzpatrick (Mullingar)
4th Place - Ethan Mills (Mullingar)
1st Place - Karl McLoughlin (Mullingar)
2nd Place - Donagh O'Byrne (Galway)
3rd Place - Aoibhinn MacCoille (Galway)
4th Place - James Myles (Letterfrack)
1st Place - Shane McLoughlin (Mullingar)
2nd Place - Cillian Arthur (Mullingar)
3rd Place - Thomas Holding (Mullingar)
4th Place - Killian Chasseraud (Galway)
Under 10 Team
1st Place - Midlands
2nd Place - East
3rd Place -West
1st Place - Shauna Arthur (Galway)
2nd Place - Allanah Arthur (Mullingar)
3rd Place - Darren Watkin (Mullingar)
Best Spirited Fighter
Students of the year 2013/2014
Finglas - Bartek Calka
Galway - Jack Rice
Kilcloon - Leah Hartigan
Killester - Aebfhinn Murphy
Letterfrack - Finn Curran
Milltown - Gemma McCaughey
Mullingar - Tom Copley
Swords - Nikita Nichitin
Westport - Savannah Sheridan