Samurai success in Killarney

LOCAL JUDO club, Samurai Uladh returned from the All-Ireland Championships in Killarney last weekend with an incredible haul of 11 All-Ireland Championship titles.

Samurai Uladh were one of the top performing clubs from Northern Ireland at the Championships having also secured three silver medals, five bronze and a fifth place finish.

Double golds were won by Stephen McLaughlin, who stepped up a weight category to take the U55kgs Cadet and Junior titles while Kathleen McNaught claimed the U63kgs gold in both the Junior and Senior categories.

The club will now turn their attentions to the All-Ireland School Championships which take place this weekend.

Results - Gold - Sarah Jane Porter U27kgs (Minor Women); Enya O’Doherty U40kgs (Minor Women); Jody Jordan U36kgs (Cadet Women); Victoria Colhoun U40 (Cadet Women); Stephen McLaughlin U55kgs (Cadet Male); Kathleen McNaught U63kgs (Junior Female); Thomas McGarry U45kgs (Junior Male); Stephen McLaughlin U55kgs (Junior Men); Kathleen McNaught U63kgs (Senior Women); Oisin McLaughlin O45kgs (Minor Men); Jody Jordan U36kgs (Cadet Women); Callum Nash U34kgs (Minor Men).

Silver - Sinead Harnett U40kgs (Minor Women); Mairead Dobbins U36kgs (Cadet Women); Manus O’Donnell – U73kgs (Veteran Men).

Bronze - Pearse Jordan U25kgs (Minor Men); Joshua Green U37kgs (Minor Men); Samantha Weir U63kgs (Cadet Women); Thomas Stainsby U37 (Cadet Male); Jordan Green U60kgs (Cadet Male); 5th - Callum Green U34kgs (Minor Men).