All-Ireland joy for Samurai Uladh

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LOCAL JUDO club, Samurai Uladh returned home from the All-Ireland Schools Finals in Dublin last weekend with an incredible tally of 11 National titles.

The Samurai Uladh members, who represent their respective clubs in Derry, Moville and Burnfoot, also secured eight silver medals and two bronze from the prestigious championships.

This latest success for the club comes on the back of a hugely successful Ulster Championship campaign.

Double gold medal winners on the day were Thomas McGarry, Stephen McLaughlin and Michael McCay from Moville Community College and Crana College respectively.

This is a great sign of things to come for the club who are now looking forward to competing in the Galway Open at the end of this month.

Full results from the All-Ireland Schools Championships were - Gold medalists: Sarah Jane Porter – Tooban National School (Minor Women U27kgs); Callum Nash – Lumen Christi (Minor Men U43kgs); Victoria Colhoun – Foyle College (Cadet Women U44kgs); Kathleen McNaught – Moville Community College (Cadet Women U63kgs); Thomas Stainsby – Crana College (Cadet Men U41kgs); Thomas McGarry – Moville Community College (Cadet & Junior Men U45kgs); Stephen McLaughlin – Moville Community College (Cadet & Junior Men U50kgs); Michael McCay – Crana College (Cadet & Junior Men U55kgs).

Silver medalists - Aoibhe McLaughlin – St. Paul’s Primary School (Minor Women U24kgs); Eva Conaghan – Rosemount Primary School (Minor Women U30kgs); Mairead Dobbins – Oakgrove College (Minor Women U33kgs); Odhran McLaughlin – St. Paul’s Primary School (Minor Men U28kgs); Oisin McLaughlin – Gaelscoil Buncrana (Minor Men O45kgs);

Gareth Townley – St. Joseph’s (Cadet & Junior Men U55kgs); Kathleen McNaught – Moville Community College (Junior Women U63kgs).

Bronze medalists - Jodie Jordan – St. Cecilia’s College (Minor Women U36kgs); Pearse Jordan – Longtower Primary School (Minor Men U25kgs).