Introduction to Taekwondo

A Korean form of martial art, which has been the dominant form of martial art in that country since 1955. Each of the eight weight categories involves a single elimination tournament with a double repechage for the bronze medal contest. This means that, for an athlete to make it to the gold medal match, he or she must have progressed through the preliminary rounds undefeated; whereas the bronze medal match will be between two players who have each lost one contest. For contact details of Irish Taekwondo Union please click on Full story

Silver for Woolley in US Open Taekwondo Championships

In the early hours of this morning Team Irelands Jack Woolley made the podium at the US Open Taekwondo Championships in Las Vegas. The silver medal at this G2 ranking event gives him 12 important world & Olympic ranking points towards Tokyo 2020 and comes off the back of his recent Gold medal in Turkey […]

Taekwondo Gladiators Battle in Rome

The most prestigious tournament in the senior Olympic Taekwondo Calendar this year to date aptly had the motto ‘Making History’. The Roma Grand Prix was held in Foro Italico an amphitheatre like venue a stone’s throw from the Stadio Olympico in Rome. Ireland’s Jack Woolley was as per the motto, attempting to ‘Make History’ in […]

Austrian Open Taekwondo 2018

Jack Woolley of Taekwondoireland and Team Ireland returned to Innsbruck, Austria for the World Ranking Austrian Open. The event which is set in the picturesque city of Innsbruck which hosted the 1964 & 1976 Winter Olympics, as well as the 2012 Winter Youth Olympics had other Olympic interest last weekend as Taekwondo took over the […]

Irish at The World Taekwondo European Club Championships and Turkish Open

Irish Taekwondo Athletes started their 2018 international schedule with a double header in Turkey where 2 events were held in the WOW Istanbul Airport Convention Centre. The World Taekwondo European Club Championships were held from Febuary 6th-9th followed immediately by the Turkish Open from 10th-14th. Both events had massive attendances with many hoping to kick-start […]

December Sports Roundup

  ROWING WORLD champions Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll have made the decision to sacrifice the possibility of winning more major international titles in the coming two years to try to fulfil their Olympic dream. The Skibbereen duo swept the boards as a lightweight pair this year, winning World and European titles as well as […]

Taekwondo Gold in Morocco

Taekwondo Ireland’s Jack Woolley was on the road again hunting points for the Olympic Qualifiers coming in January. His last ranking event of the year was based in Agadir, Morocco at the 1st Moroccan Open Championships. The team flew to Marrakesh and drove south to the host city. In his -54kg division Jack was seeded 2nd due […]

Silver Medal at the European Taekwondo Junior Championships

The end to a glittering junior career occurred in Daugavpils, Latvia at the Junior European Championships where South Dublin Taekwondo [SDTKD] athlete Jack Woolley competed in the youth section for the last time. Jack who fought in -55kg Junior, had 5 matches in this event with the best in Europe attending. With no seeding in […]

Taekwondo Medal for Woolley

Ireland’s Jack Woolley won a Silver medal in the Israel Taekwondo Open G1 competition to add to his 3rd place Bronze medal achieved in Poland last week. Jack Woolley was unlucky not to take a gold medal as the final match went to a draw and a subsequent golden point round where he narrowly missed out to […]

Aboud performs well in Taekwondo

Excellent performance from 19 year old Chloe Aboud this morning against World Number 1 Elin Johansson in the women’s 67kg. Aboud grew in confidence as the rounds progressed and put the world champion under a lot of pressure in the third round in particular. Aboud won the last round 4-3 but lost the overall contest […]

2015 World Taekwondo Championships

The Irish Taekwondo Union were represented at the World Taekwondo Federation [WTF] World Championships by 5 players who competed from 12-18th May at the Tractor Arena, Chelyabinsk, Russia. Local athlete & April Sportsperson of the Month, Jack Woolley was in action on 22nd May in his -54kg division. The youngster, still a junior in age […]
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