Copyright Mandie Read 2011
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Irish International Championships, Carlow Ireland October 2011

As usual a  fabulous competition , many thanks to Patsy Wheelan and all at Carlow Karate club for another wonderful time in Ireland.

Medal Table :-  Gold....13, Silver...13, Bronze...6
Dudley Shukokai travelled to Carlow, Ireland for their annual competition which has become so popular in the last couple of years !!
Saturday........ our younger members were competing today and as usual they didn't disappoint us ! Lauren Billingham won the girls under 14 kata section and Ryan Brookes took the gold in the boys section, they then joined forces with team mate Jamie Armstrong to win the team kata event. Lauren and Jamie then went on to win their sections in the fighting. Both Lauren and Ryan were then picked to fight in the international tag team event which as usual was very exciting to watch.
Sunday.......our older members were all competing today and we were off to a good start with a silver in the team kata followed by gold in the mens section, Daniel Read taking the title.There were also wins in the parent and child section and both the mens and the ladies took the veteran kata titles ! On to the fighting and there was  another win for Daniel in the mens section and the ladies didn't disappoint either with silvers for Vanessa Stokes and Zara Murad. Mandie Read then went on to take the veterans section and all 3 ladies joined forces to take the team fighting event