Captains Speech 2016

  • 26th February, 2016

Intervarsites 2016 Captains Speech Three years ago I emailed UCC Judo Club asking if I could join up and I can honestly say that that email has changed my life. I went to my first session and Tim Kelly was there with 2 other people. Since that day Tim and Dave have been able to grow this club into

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Sweeping up at the 2016 Intervarsites

  • 23rd February, 2016

  This weekend, 15 competitors from our club traveled up to Derry to compete in the Judo Intervarsities. Our mission was simple to win both the Men's and Women's team trophies after both our teams came Second last year. When we arrived, we discovered to our delight that we were the largest

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“You Either Win or You Learn” – Carlos Gracie Jnr

  • 15th February, 2016

A very romantic Valentines Day was had by UCC Judo Club this weekend!!  6 Judoka competing at a National Dan Grading in Dublin. A competition where Judoka compete against other Judoka to try to improve their rankings and grade upto a higher belt.   Delighted to say that Aobh O'Shea

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One Quiz to Rule Them All

  • 11th February, 2016

UCC Judo held our annual quiz night tonight and it's safe to say the night was a huge success! This years theme was "Middle Earth" and gave people a chance to put their Tolkien knowledge to the test. Many thanks to our Vice Captain Cara Nies and our Finance Officer Ciara Gildea for all their

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Getting ready for the Intervarsities

  • 6th February, 2016

Last Wednesday, we held a contest to decide which members of the club would compete on the Men's A-Team. The contest consisted of a round robin where all 6 participants had to fight the five others for a five minute match. The fights were spectacular and well done to everyone who took part, There

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Why I do Judo

  • 21st December, 2015

Why do I do Judo? A question I ask myself many times and I never get a different answer than that this is the moment when I feel alive and that it has become my way of living.   I did sports from a very young age and for so long that I don't even remember not doing it. I think of my

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Why I do Judo

  • 14th December, 2015

Hi there.  My name is Ciara Gildea and I am a second year Chemistry with Forensic Science student.  Like the three previous entries, I only began Judo in September of my first year.   I was not a sporty girl growing up.  I was the one they put in minor positions for P.E., you stand there and

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Congratulations Alex-All Ireland’s 2015

  • 6th December, 2015

On the 5th of December, Alex traveled to the All Ireland's in Newtownabbey  and took home two Gold medals in Men's Senior U73kg and Open. This was a fantastic achievement for Alex as he only returned to Judo 3 months ago. The Club would like to thank and congratulate Alex on his excellent

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North West Open Results

  • 29th November, 2015

Congratulations to Luke, Alex and our trainer David Holmes who won Gold in the team's event in Derry on Saturday. Also Alex won Gold in U73kg Senior Men and Silver in the Open, while Luke won Gold in Lower Kyu and David won Gold in the Masters. It was a fantastic result and we can't wait to see ye

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Why I do Judo

  • 23rd November, 2015

My name is Brian Dowling, and I have been doing judo for maybe a year or so now. I was first introduced to combat sports at a young age; my brother was a black belt in karate. Throughout the years I bounced from sport to sport – boxing, Muay Thai, rugby – but the lack of combat bored me. I was

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