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More medal success for Three Rivers members

Emma Dolan, Brodie Hannigan and Ciaran Crawford all won medals at the Irish International Open, with coach Martin McNamee

THREE Rivers Shotokan Karate Club tasted more success as the past fortnight when members sealed titles on both the national and international stages.

Eoin Crawford made the trip to Ballinasloe last weekend to compete for the first time in the Karate Ireland ONAKAI National Kata Championships and after a few great displays was crowned champion.

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Saturday saw the Irish International Open take place for the second year at the National Indoor Arena in Dublin.

This competition is really making a name for itself as competitors travelled from all over Europe and as far away as Canada to compete for the titles.

Young Brodie Hannigan is starting to reap the rewards of all his hard work at training and he stood proudly on the podium with a bronze in the kumite.

Emma Dolan and Ciarán Crawford both make their debut appearances in their respective new age categories, something that can prove difficult but this didn’t seem to disrupt them as both went on to be crowned International Open Kumite champions.

The Lifford club members are really making a great reputation for themselves in the Irish Karate scene under the guidance of Martin McNamee as they continue to lift titles.

Attention is being drawn to their athletes which was seen with Emma Dolan being selected to train with the female Irish squad this year.

The Three Rivers Shotokan club continue to train every Monday and Wednesday at the Resource Centre, Lifford.

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