UCC wins most medals at Taekwon-Do Intervarsity

The 2019/2020 Taekwon-Do Intervarsity was hosted by UCC on the 23rd of February at short notice when the club that was scheduled to host it had to back out for operational reasons. Despite the short lead in to organising the event, we were able to have everything ready for the day. This included medics with two ambulances in case of any issues. Fortunately on the day the medics had very little work to do with only a few minor injuries.
Pre-registration worked very well with most clubs sending in all their competitor’s details ahead of time. Medals were a combination of left over medals from the previous intervarsity in NUIG (medals for entry fees deal!) along with some additional medals that needed to be purchased. The committee was instrumental in organising the tournament as well as the social event that night which was very well attended by all those staying the night in Cork.
As usual the Mardyke Arena was a great location with the middle section of tiered seats pulled out for competitors and spectators, sepearte tables set up for registration/draw sheet preparation, separate area for the medics to sit and dedicated large tables for the two matted 7×7 rings. UCC supplied a large amount of the umpires, score keepers and time keepers which helped keep the event running smoothly. Competitors represented CIT, UL, NUIG, TCD, UCD and UCC with the UCC club taking a huge haul of 15 gold, 10 silver and 6 bronze medals (see UCC details below).

Team sparring 1st = 5 x gold

Team pattern 2nd = 3 x silver
Amy Sexton 1st female white/yellow destruction
Rodrigo Garduno 1st male black belt destruction
May Weber 1st female black belt destruction
Anya Curran 1st female black belt sparring
Rodrigo Garduno 1st male black belt sparring 2nd to 4th degree
Joshua Byrne 2nd male black belt sparring 2nd to 4th degree
Alex Walsh 3rd male black belt sparring 2nd to 4th degree
Conor long 2nd male black belt sparring 1st degree
Emily cremin 1st female green/blue/red female patterns
Conor long 1st male black belt patterns 1st degree
Greg Sheehan 3rd male black belt patterns 1st degree
Anya Curran 1st female black belt patterns
May Weber 3rd female black belt patterns
Rodrigo Garduno 2nd male black belt patterns 2nd to 4th
Joshua Byrne 3rd male black belt patterns 2nd to 4th
Alex Walsh 3rd male black belt patterns 2nd to 4th
Chloe cassells 1st female white/yellow patterns
Emily cremin 1st female green/blue/red light weight sparring
Amy Sexton 2nd female white/yellow heavy weight sparring
Chloe cassells 3rd female white/yellow heavy weight sparring
Rhiannon Hurley  2nd female white/yellow light weight sparring
Amy Sexton 2nd female white/yellow patterns