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Introduction to Judo

Although Judo is a martial art, its practice and methods are based around gentleness. Giving way to the strength of the opponent, adapting to and using it to your advantage will achieve victory over the opponent. For contact details of Irish Judo Association please click on Full story

Kearney out on Golden Score

Lisa Kearney lost her bout to China’s Wu Shugen in 48 kilograms division in the judo competition at the London Games. Kearney, from Belfast, who received a bye into the round of 16 went down by the ‘Golden Score’, having entered overtime level with the world number two at one point apiece. Shugen prevailed after […]

Kearney secures place

Subject to official confirmation early next week, Lisa Kearney has qualified for the London 2012 Games. Following a long and tough qualification process, Lisa & her coach Ciaran Ward have been duly rewarded with an Olympic place this summer. The Irish Judo Association said ” we’d  like extend their best wishes to Lisa’s parents & family […]

Kearney’s coach stays positive

Lisa Kearney has not been able to compete recently due to the knee injury she picked up in her 5th Place in the World Cup event in Sofia. Her coach Ciaran Ward said, “we could have thrown her back in if absolutely necessary but the risk was tearing the knee completely and finishing the season. […]

Masters invite for Kearney

Irish Judo’s first invite to the IJF World Masters Lisa Kearney will compete for Ireland in the IJF’s 2012 Elite Event.  The IJF World Masters is exclusively for the Top 16 Judoka in the World in each category.  The invitation event is in its third year and this year will be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, […]

Silver in Samoa

Two recent IJF World Circuit results have further strengthened Lisa Kearney’s bid for 2012 Olympic qualification. Following the World Cup Bronze in Kazakhstan, Lisa represented Ireland at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.  A credible performance produced a 5th place finish that included a notable win over 2011 Grand Slam & Grand Prix medalist Elena Moretti […]

World Cup Medal No 5 for Kearney

It may have taken a while to record the first World Cup medal of 2011, but it arrived in style in Almaty, Kazakhstan this weekend. A comprehensive quarter final win against 12 time World Cup/Grand Slam medallist Olha Sukha of the Ukraine, was the springboard forKearney’s medal winning performance.  The semi final against former European […]

Irish Open 2011

The Irish Open 2011 will be a two day event held at City West Convention Centre in Saggart Co Dublin weekend 22nd & 23rd October 2011. All details can be found on our website http://www.irishjudoassociation.ie/events , the Irish Open 2011 Entry Form is available there for download & http://www.specialneedsjudo.com/  the Irish Open 2011 SN Entry […]

Lifetime Achievement Award – Mr Paddy McMahon

All Ireland Judo Championships, Killarney 22nd January 2011

Gold Medal for Lisa Kearney

Ireland's Lisa Kearney became the first Irish Judo player ever to win an Olympic Qualifying event

World Cup Bronze for Kearney

Lisa Kearney produced the finest performance of her fledgling career to win her third World Cup medal in twelve months. In the 2010 GB Judo World Cup, the -48kg category was particularly strong.  28 athletes from 21 countries including World, European, Asian and Pan American medalists all competed for valuable Olympic qualifying points. After a […]
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