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Jugger Turniere World Club Championship 2018

Jugger League Logo [References: 1]

Final Standings

PosTeamCityCountryScore
1Rigor MortisBerlinGermany9
2ZonenkinderJenaGermany8
3HaWu AllstarZGevelsbergGermany8
4Peters PawnsOerlinghausenGermany6
5The FellowshipMurciaSpain8
6Bob JuggerKarlsruheGermany6
7Anima EquoremHalle SaaleGermany7
8Schergen von MonasteriaMuensterGermany6
9SetantaDublinIreland8
10Munich MonksMuenchenGermany8
11Flying JUGGmen BonnBonnGermany6
12FischkoppkriegerKielGermany5
13Die Verstoerten ZernichterWuerzburgGermany7
14PompfritzWuppertalGermany6
15Jugglers JuggHalle SaaleGermany5
16RedbacksBrisbaneAustralia4
17Lokomotive Black NinjaGoettingenGermany7
18HobbizHeidelbergGermany6
19Gruenanlagen GuerillaBerlinGermany6
20Die Leere MengeGriefswaldGermany5
21Falco juggerBerlinGermany6
22AmazonenkinderJenaGermany5
23Chimaera BrunsvigaBraunshweigGermany5
24GossenhauerFreiburgGermany4
25Lahveilchen GiessenGiessenGermany6
26Hobbiz KekseHeidelbergGermany7
27Keulen EulenSaarbrueckenGermany4
28Cranium ex MachinaHamburgGermany5
29Blue FangsFrankfurt (Oder)Germany7
30WaldmeisterLollarGermany4
31Die Goldenen ReiterDresdenGermany4
32Dead RabbitsLorschGermany2
33G-Hill BoarsRigaLatvia5
34Second CubsTargu MuresRomania5
35Jugger Helden BambergBambergGermany5
36GaldenvoegelBayreuthGermany2
37Leipziger NachtwacheLeipzigGermany5
38Living UndeadsHannoverGermany2
39The JAAguarsAmericaUSA4
40ProblemkinderStuttgartGermany4
41Die Kuhdorf VereinigungLiebenscheidGermany5
42Second Cubs 2Targu MuresRomania2
43Rampage (Ireland)DublinIreland4
44Jugger ViennaWienAustria3
45Skull!BerlinGermany6
46Jugger AsylumBendorfGermany3
47Cervisia UltimaDuisburgGermany4
48Schergen von Monasteria 2.0MuensterGermany1
49EhrengardeSpeyerGermany4
50Flying HuggmenBonnGermany3
51FlossenhauerFreiburgGermany3
52Redbacks IICanberraAustralia1
53Two TowersVilniusLithuania3
54Jugg the RipperHagenGermany4
55BlutgraetscheLuebeckGermany3
56NLGLauffen em NeckarGermany3
57SpVgg RasenschachRethwischGermany3
58Die deren Name nicht genannt werden darfNeubibergGermany3
59Mainzer MarodeureMainzGermany2
601. Jugger ClubErlangenGermany0
Cologne RaptorsKoelnGermany1
[References: 2]

Report

Ireland’s Setanta from Dublin finished 9th out of 61 teams in the Jugger League World Club Championship in 2018, winning 8 of their matches, only the Champions Rigor Mortis from Berlin in Germany won more with 9 wins. Setanta were also the second best team from outside of Germany after The Fellowship from Murcia in Spain who finished fifth. In all 50 of the 61 teams entered were from Germany, with Austria, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Australia, USA also represented. Ireland’s second team in the tournament Rampage finished 43rd with four wins.

Photo by Chait Goli on Pexels.com

About Jugger

Jugger is like a cross between American Football and Medieval Combat. It is a team Sport where the objective is to get a skull from the middle of the field into a zone at the opposing teams end. There are five players on each team, four of whom are paired off fightning each other with padded weapons such as swords.

When a player is ‘killed’ in these fights he has to kneel down and is out of the game for that particular round. The Fifth person is the Qwick. His job is to get the skull from the middle of the field past the opposing Qwick into a zone at their opponents endzone. He can only advance the skull once the other teams fighters are all dead. The team which scores the most skull touchdowns is the winner. [References: 3]

References

Logos

[1] Jugger League (2021) liga [Internet] Available from: https://turniere.jugger.org/style/liga.png [Accessed 13 June 2021]

Websites

[2] Jugger League (2018) World Club Championship 2018 Results [Internet] Available from: https://turniere.jugger.org/tournament.result.php?id=412 [Accessed 30 July 2017]

[3] Jugger Ireland (2017) What is Jugger? [Internet] Available from: http://www.juggerireland.com/what-is-jugger/ [Accessed 30 July 2017]

Images

[4] Picture Credit: Photo by Chait Goli on Pexels.com

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Grant Farrell and Caoilfhionn Nic Fhearai.

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Pass the Parcel

About Pass the Parcel

Pass the Parcel is a Children’s game, usually played at Birthday parties, whereby a gift is wrapped up in several layers of wrapping paper. Music is played as the parcel is passed around between the children, and when the music stops the person holding the parcel takes off the wrapper. The person who takes off the last wrapper (i.e. the inner-most wrapper) and reaches the gift gets to take home the gift.

crop faceless woman showing small gift box on palms
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REFERENCES

[2] Experience. Played this game myself in School.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Jillian Glynn, Kevin Smyth, Ian Collins and Ian Clarke.

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Badminton Ireland Men’s Singles Rankings End of Season 23 June 2021

Badminton Ireland Logo [References: 1]

Rankings

Report

Heading into the Tokyo Olympics, Ireland’s Men’s Singles representative, Nhat Nguyen, topped the End-Of-Season Badmintion Ireland Men’s Singles Rankings on 23 June 2021. The Badminton Ireland Academy Player scored 16160 Points and was well ahead of Second Ranked Jonathan Dolan of Sligo City Badminton Club on 5100, with Adam McAllister (BI Academy), David Walsh (Ballina) and Mark Brady (KADCA)

IMAGE REFERENCE

[1] Twimg (2017) Badminton Ireland Logo [Internet] Available from: https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/713368919436828672/79RXVwkb.jpg [Accessed 23 April 2017]

References

[2] Badminton Ireland (2017) Badminton Ireland Ranking 23/06/2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.badmintonireland.com/ranking/ranking.aspx?rid=120 [Accessed 19 July 2021]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Paul Hui, David Raitt & Sean Fagan.

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International Maths Olympiad – Ireland’s Rankings 1988-2020

International Maths Olympiad Logo
International Maths Olympiad Logo [References: 1]

Ireland’s Rankings 1988-2020

YearRanking
198843
198945
199040
199144
199241
199350
199449
199561
199661
199768
199858
199962
200069
200163
200270
200374
200466
200551
200667
200763
200870
200989
201089
201187
201278
201376
201464
201577
201675
201762
201876
201971
202070
[References: 2]

Report

The International Maths Olympiad in an Annual Maths Competition featuring countries from all around the world. Ireland first competed in 1988 and in the team’s 32nd IMO Competition in 2019 finished 71st with Lucas Bachmann winning a silver medal among the 621 competitors from 112 countries. Lucas was born and brought up in Switzerland, then lived in China before his family moved to Ireland for work purposes four years previously.

Having studied Maths in three different countries he thinks that Maths in Ireland is too easy and just involves remembering and regurgatating information in the exams and does not involve enough analytical thinking. He was a student at Glenstal Abbey in Co. Limerick while competing in the IMO and becoming the second Irish team member to gain a silver medal. Ireland have also gained 10 bronze medals, including two in 2017: Cillian Doherty and Anna Mustata.

The International Maths Olympiad is held with particular prestige in East Asia, including China, Thailand, South Korea, North Korea and three of the six-member Irish team in 2019 were born in China. The first IMO was held in Romania in 1959.

References

Logos

[1] International Maths Olympiad (2021) IMOLogo [Internet] Available from: http://www.imo-official.org/IMOLogo.gif [Accessed 9 June 2021]

Websites

[2] International Maths Olympiad (2021) Countries Rankings by Year: IRL [Internet] Available from: http://www.imo-official.org/results.aspx [Accessed 9 June 2021]

[3] Irish Maths Olympiad (2021) Limerick-based student wins silver at International Mathematical Olympiad [Internet] Available from: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/limerick-based-student-wins-silver-at-international-mathematical-olympiad-1.3967370 [Accessed 9 June 2021]

[4] RTE (2019) Two Irish Students win Bronze at Maths Olympiad [Internet] Available from: https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0724/892601-two-irish-students-win-bronze-at-maths-olympiad/ [Accessed 9 June 2021]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Dara Connolly-Mulcahy.

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Irish Taekwon-Do Association Irish Cup & National Championships 2016

Irish Taekwon-Do Association Logo [References: 1]

Results (UL Arena, Limerick, 11-12 November 2016)

SectionGoldSilver
Male
-57kgThomas Fogarty
-63kgRyan ShelleyLuke McGrath
-70kg BlackbeltAdam ShelleyLuke Woods
-78kgColm Carroll
85kgRoss Smith
Female
-50kgKaty Laffan
-62kgLouise McCaghEllen Ince
-68kgMaeve MageeSarah Barry
Senior Female
1st DegreeMaeve Magee
2nd DegreeSkye Slattery
3rd DegreeNaomi Coonghe
Senior Male
1st DanPhilip O’Gorman
2nd DanTiarnan Moriarty
3rd DanEddie Dillon
4th DanHong Looi
Best Overall
Female JuniorJoanne Potter (2 Gold, 1 Bronze)
Male JuniorLuke Moriarty (2 Gold)
Female SeniorMaeve Magee (2 Gold, 1 Silver)
Male SeniorPhilip O’Gorman
[References: 2]

Report

With some big match-ups on offer the Irish Taekwon-Do Association Irish Cup and National Championships 2016 they proved to be the biggest ever ITA tournament. In the Final of the Under 70 kg Blackbelt Division then World Champion (2016) Adam Shelley won Gold ahead of 2009 World Champion Luke Woods. 2016 World Cup winner Colm Carroll also took Gold in the Under 78kg section. The Female Divisions included members of the Gold & Bronze winning team at the 2016 ITF World Cup, with 2013 World Champion Louise McCagh taking Gold in the Under 62 Kg section. Maeve Magee won best overall Female Senior and Philip O’Gorman best overall Male Senior. The Championships took place in the University of Limerick Arena from 11th to 12th November 2016,

References:

Logos

[1] Irish Taekwon-Do Association (2016) ITA+Logo [Internet] Available from: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5de5132908114a27bbdd5250/t/5de51d89b93cc92d39dc8c9c/1618517334164/?format=1500w [Accessed 28 April 2021]

Websites

[2] Irish Taekwon-Do Association (2016) ITA Irish Cup & National Championships 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.taekwondo.ie/news/article/ita_irish_cup_&_national_championships_2016_-571.html [Accessed 15 January 2018]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to

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2nd I-Karate Global World Cup Budapest Hungary 2018

[References: 1]

Country Medals Table

PlaceCountryGoldSilverBronze
1Hungary91618
2Belgium9109
3Ireland797
4France711
5Ukraine5106
6Italy412
7Slovakia312
8Netherlands300
9Romania202
10Russia110
11Slovenia100
12India100
13Latvia021
14Canada011
[References: 2]

Irish Medal Winners

CompetitionClassificationM/FMedalName
ASD Kata101 2004-2007M-FSilverSean Brittland
ASD Kumite101 2004-2007M-FSilverSean Brittland
ASD Kata101/103 2003 and olderFSilverShauna O’Driscoll
ASD Kumite101/103 2003 and olderFBronzeKata Connolly
ASD Kata101/103 2003 and olderMGoldDillion McQuirk
ASD Kata101/103 2003 and olderMSilverAlex Chan
ASD Kata101/103 2003 and olderMBronzeSam Pidgeon
ASD Kumite101/103 2003 and olderMGoldDillion McQuirk
ASD Kumite101/103 2003 and olderMSilverAlex Chan
ASD Kata102M-FGoldAlex Spencer
ASD Kata102M-FSilverSean Moran
ASD Kata102M-FBronzeIsabel Gallagher
ASD Kumite102M-FGoldIsabel Gallagher
ASD Kumite102M-FSilverPauric Hooper
ASD Kumite102M-FBronzeLee Caldwell
II Kata202FGoldGeorgina Harte
II Kumite202FSilverGeorgina Harte
II Kumite202FBronzeFaik Ivett Szabo Beata
PI Kata301 2001-2003M-FBronzeIlya Foley
PI Kumite301 2001-2003M-FGoldIlya Foley
PI Kumite301 2000 and olderM-FBronzeEoin Watters
PI KumiteKumite Open PairsM-FBronzeRuairi Balley
Team KataM-FGoldIreland
Eoghan Caulfield
Dillion McQuirk
Alex Chan
[References: 2]

Legend / Key: ASD = Autism Spectrum Disorder; II = Intellectual Impairment; PI = Physical Impairment.

Report

The Irish Kenpo Karate Union, recognised by Sport Ireland, sent a team to the I-Karate Global 2nd Global World Cup in Budapest, Hungary on April 29th 2018, and Ireland came away with 23 medals: 7 gold, 9 silver and 7 bronze, finishing third in the countries medal table, including winning gold in the team event. I-Karate Global is the Inclusive Karate Federation and Categories included Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Impairment and Physical Impairment.

References:

Logos

[1] I-Karate Global Facebook (2020) Profile Picture, December 12, 2015 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/IKF.net/photos/a.403251783111478/649188898517764/ [Accessed 28 April 2021]

Websites

[2] IKKU (2020)2nd I-Karate Global World Cup Budapest 2018 [Internet] Available from: http://www.ikku.ie/results/budapest.pdf [Accessed 15 October 2019]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to John Wills, John Morahan, John Kane and Louise Wills (nee Kenny).

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Galway International Kickboxing Challenges 1998

Results (Westside Galway, 13 December 1998)

DateWeightWinnersRunners-Up
13.12.199862kgL Wemyss
(Kilkenny Black Dragons)
beatG Hamilton
(Pro Kick Gym Belfast)
13.12.199874kgP Herridge
(England)
beatP Cummins
(Kilkenny Black Dragon)
rsf 1st Round
[References: 1]

Legend / Key: rsf: Referee stopped fight.

Report

In the International Kickboxing Challenge in Westside, Galway in December 1998, L Wemyss of Kilkenny Black Dragon won the 62 kg Category defeating G Hamilton of Pro Kick Gym Belfast and in the 74 kg category, P Herridge of England beat P Cummins of Kilkenny Black Dragon after the Referee Stopped the Fight in the 1st Round.

References

Newspapers

[1] Anon. (1999) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Kickboxing” Irish Independent. Monday. December 14, 1998. pg. 32

Acknowledgements

Thanks to

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Irish Kenpo Karate Union Invitational 2015

Irish Kenpo Karate Union Logo [References: 1]

Male Kumite

Grade1st2nd3rd3rd
Boys 5/6 yrsDavin Coleman
(Larkhill)
David Drodz
(Ash)
Callum Maguire
(Navan)
William Greene (Larkhill)
Conor Rogers (ISKG)
Boys 7 yrsAaron McKillen
(WSKF Kai)
Rory Quill
(Larkhill)
Alex Disney
(ISKG)
Jack Dolphin
(Bohermeen)
Boys 8 yrsLuke Kane
(MSKG)
Eoin Clynch
(Navan)
Cillian Owens
(Bohermeen)
Aidan Hanway (WSKF Kil)
Lee Ainscough (Ash)
Boys 9 yrsCiaran Crawford
(3 Rivers)
Dylan Wallace
(WSKF Kil)
Louis Barham
(Larkhill)
Abdurrham Benhadja
(WSKF Kai)
Boys 10 yrsAnthony Kelly
(Glasnevin)
Anes Chaal
(WSKF Kai)
Luke Victory
(WKAI)
Rian Fitzpatrick
(WSKF Kai)
Boys 11 yrsLiam Griffin
(WSKF Kai)
Harry Barham
(Larkhill)
Jonathon Peppard
(WSKG)
Jack Donaghey
(Strabane)
Boys 12 yrsDavid Gannon
(WSKF Kai)
David Crilly
(MSKG)
Victor Marikhin
(Ash)
Reece Mabe
(WKK)
Boys 13 yrsChris McCarthy
(Cloghroe)
Sean McCarthy
(Cloghroe)
Craig Farrell
(MSKG)
Stephen Van Breda
(WSKF Kai)
Boys 14/15 yrs
Pool 1
Jordan Pender
(Navan)
Ruadhri Collins
(Navan)
Peter O’Carroll
(WSKF Kai)
Niall Dunne
(WKAI)
Boys 14/15 yrs
Pool 2
Callum McDonald
(Scotland)
Jack Cosgrave
(Larkhill)
Ellis Gorton
(WKK)
Kevin Staunton
(Glasnevin)
Boys 16/17 yrsKevin Dunne
(WKAI)
Adam Durning
(Navan)
Darren Kavanagh
(ISKG)
Tadhg Rogers
(Navan)
Male HWGordon Smith
(Glasnevin)
Neil McMahon
(Newry)
David Redmond
(Karate Do)
Dylan Walsh (WSKF Kai)
Eamonn Yore (Kells)
Male LWAaron McLaughlin
(Glasnevin)
Pierre Le Frappe
(France)
Clayton Long
(WKAI)
Christopher Gallagher (Strabane)
Craig Marlow (MSKG)
[Reference: 2]

Female Kumite

Grade1st2nd3rd3rd
Girls 7 yrsLucy Mulhern
(Navan)
Freya Hayes
(Cork)
Tara Gibbons
(Larkhill)
Kerry Gallagher (Ash)
Danielle Reilly (Navan)
Girls 8/9 yrsMegan Carolan
(Navan)
Leah O’Sullivan
(Cork)
Sadhb O’Brien
(WKAI)
Caitlin Dunlevey (MASK)
Girls 10 yrsNatasha Doherty
(3 Rivers)
Zoe McDermott
(WSKF Kil)
Kiera Flatley
(MASK)
Jamie Lee-Simpson
(3 Rivers)
Girls 11 yrsKelly Kenna
(WSKF Kil)
Mabel Hayes
(Cork)
Victoria Brence
(Ash)
Lana Biesty
(MASK)
Girls 12/13 yrsSarah McGarrigle
(Strabane)
Ayla O’Sullivan
(Cork)
Kate Mulhern
(Navan)
Sinead Yale
(Navan)
Girls 14/15 yrsShannon Nulty
(WKAI)
Ellie Boggs
(Strabane)
Shauna Kelly
(WSKF Kil)
Seona Gannon
(WSKF Kai)
Girls 16/17 yrsKatarina Susko
(Larkhill)
Shauna Mullaney
(MASK)
Geri Friel
(Srabane)
Lauren Duffy
(Ash)
FemaleLinda Wash
(MASK)
Nicole Perry
(WSKF Kai)
Emily Geraghty
(Glasnevin)
Petya
(Glasnevin)
[References: 2]

Medal Table

ClubGoldSilverBronzeTotal
IKKU9121839
WSKF44816
WKAI2046
3 Rivers2013
Strabane1135
MASK1135
MSKG1135
Scotland1001
France0101
Newry0101
ISKG0033
Wales0022
Kells0011
Karate Do0011
[References: 2]

Report

The Irish Kenpo Karate Union took home 9 gold medals at the IKKU 2015 Invitational, with Glasnevin members Gordon Smith and Aaron McLaughlin taking top spot in the two Male Adult Grades. WSKF took four gold medals. MASK’s Linda Walsh won their only gold medal in the Adult Female Grade.

References:

Logos

[1] Irish Kenpo Karate Union Facebook (2020) Profile Picture, April 29, 2010 [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27966_117052458316629_1228939_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=pUsAvuOPlC8AX8lJves&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=132693c91df5082422f88b91de118a9b&oe=5FA0B128 [Accessed 5 October 2020]

Websites

[2] IKKU (2020) Invitational 2015 [Internet] Available from: http://www.ikku.ie/results/2015%20invitational.pdf [Accessed 20 March 2021]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to John Wills, John Morahan, John Kane and Louise Wills (nee Kenny).

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