Karate


54th Senior European Karate Championship – Irish Team on the road to Tokyo Qualification

Eight Irish athletes travelled to the 54th European Karate Championship in Guadalajara, the next pit stop on the way to qualification for the European Games in Minsk and ultimately the Tokyo Olympic Games. Attendance at the Championship is vital on the qualification road to Tokyo, which is a detailed and complex process. Points are gained […]

Chris McCarthy wins the first gold for Ireland at European Karate Championship

Chris McCarthy has reaffirmed his position at the top of the World Karate Federation ranking winning the very first Gold medal at European level karate for Ireland. Chris participated at the Cadet, Junior and under 21 European Karate Championship in Aalborg where he competed in the junior male kumite in +76 kg weight category. The […]

Athletes First – Athletes’ Commission Comment on Karate

Statement from Shane O’Connor, Chairman, Athletes’ Commission of the Olympic Federation of Ireland   Over the past 2 weeks our Athletes’ Commission was approached by an athlete in relation to the Karate Ireland ONAKAI team who competed at the recent World Championships in Madrid.  Concerns were raised in relation to the difficult position these athletes […]

Karate – World Championships Results Update

Ten Karate Ireland ONAKAI athletes competed at the Karate World Championship in Madrid this week, with a target of gathering points on the qualifying table for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, where Karate will feature for the first time on senior level. Competition takes place from the 6 – 11 November. The event started with […]

Karate World Championships – Irish Team Target Tokyo Qualification

Ten Karate Ireland ONAKAI athletes will be competing at the Karate World Championship in Madrid this week, with a target of gathering points on the qualifying table for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, where Karate will feature for the first time on senior level. Competition takes place from the 6 – 11 November.   The […]

Bronze for Sean McCarthy in Karate

Sean McCarthy Crean has won bronze in the Men’s Kumite +68kg category at the Youth Olympic Games. The Corkman qualified for the semi-finals by defeating both Japan’s Keisei Sakiyama and Slovakia’s Tomas Kosa in the Elimination Rounds. In the semi-final he was denied a fight for gold by Moroccan Nabil Ech-Chaabi, in a 2-1 defeat. […]

McCarthy Crean Through to Semi Finals – Karate

Corkman Sean McCarthy Crean has qualified for the semi-finals of the Men’s Kumite +68kg Semi Finals at the Youth Olympic Games today. The Cloghroe Karate Club member won two of his three rounds in Pool B of the Elimination Rounds, moving to the semi-finals with a bronze medal now guaranteed.   Speaking after his round […]

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Athlete Schedule – Youth Olympic Games

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Team Ireland Schedule – Youth Olympic Games

Irish Schedule Athlete Discipline Event Local Start Time (GMT -3) Irish Start Time (GMT+1) Venue 6th October OPENING CEREMONY 7th October Nhat Nguyen Badminton Men’s Singles Tecnopolis Park Niamh Coyne Swimming Women’s 50 Breaststroke 10:00 – 18:07 14:00 – 22:07 Youth Olympic Park Mona McSharry Emma Slevin Gymnastics Women’s Floor 14:04 18:04 8th October Nhat […]
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