On Saturday, 2nd of November, East Coast Taekwondo travelled to the Roadstone Sports and Leisure Centre in Dublin to compete in the Dublin Open held by Mr Jim Falkner, V.

East Coast had 8 Competitors, all juniors, and all performed excellently as usual.

First up of the morning was Leanne Hannon who won Gold in Patterns after doing a Chon Ji well deserving of her Gold Medal.

Killian Hannon and Gavin Caffrey each did themselves proud in their patterns with Killian getting bronze against some tough competition.

Josh Quigley, Emmet Burke and Alex Connolly flew the flag for the black belts with Josh taking bronze and Alex easily taking the Gold in the division.

Jamiee Lee Davies did an exceptional pattern but sadly lost out on a medal while Daniel Fitzpatrick took the Silver in his Pattern Division.

Next up was the sparring which is never a worry for any of the East Coast Juniors, each competitor easily proved their worth against their opponents.

Leanne Hannon took home bronze, an excellent achievement for a white belt.  Gavin Caffrey also took bronze in his division.

Emmet Burke had a battle on his hands against an extremely capable fighter and unfortunately the decision did not go his way. Josh Quigley, who was in the same division earned himself a place in the final but just lost out on the gold after a very close fight, taking the silver instead.

And Alex Connolly performed excellently against two very capable fighters, taking another Gold home.

All round it was a great day and a huge well done to all the students who competed each one did their club proud.

A special thanks to Mr Falkner for a great event and hopefully see you again next year.

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