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It is a great honor for UCC Judo Club to announce that our head coach David Holmes has achieved his level 2 coaching qualification. David is a 3rd Dan black belt and since joining UCC as a coach in 2013 has helped to improve judo massively, under his tutelage UCC won the Women’s and men’s inter-varsity team events in 2016 as well as countless individual medals at inter-varsity and national level. David has also had a distinguished career as a competitor. He received his black belt in only 23 months of training, he represented Ireland at 2 European youth tournaments in Holland and Spain as well as at a European senior championships in Norway and a world championship in Korea. He also represented Ireland at the US open where he narrowly missed out on a medal. At a national level he also won the All Ireland three years in a row. We are delighted to have such a high level coach here at UCC Judo and look forward to many more seasons of success.

David is is pictured below (centre) with Sean O’Sullivan Irish Judo Olympian (L) and level 2 coaching course senior tutor and scotish 6th Dan John Imrie. #judo #uccsport #uccjudo #irishjudo