• Comp
    禮儀 Courtesy
  • Kids
    廉耻 Integrity
  • Waist
    忍耐 Perseverance
  • Sev
    克己 Self Control
  • Laughs
    百折不屈 Indomitable Spirit

Glanmire Friendly 2019

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Glanmire Taekwon-Do held their friendly Tournament in Little Island, Cork on the 6th of April. The event kicked off at 9.30 am with an umpire meeting.

This year saw record number of umpires attend the event in addition to Grand Master O’Toole, Master Douglas, Master Franks, Master Delea, Master Stobie and tournament organizer, Master Troy and INTA Treasurer, Mr Liam Carberry.

Eighteen clubs were represented on the day which started at 10am for competitors. During the tournament, Grand Master O’Toole also awarded Master Troy his certificate for his recent promotion to 7th Degree. The Glanmire Club would like to thanks all those who travelled to umpire and partake in the event. A particular thank you to those who came the night before and stayed to help tidy up.

Well done everyone!

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20th Anniversary of the INTA Open

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Just under 600 competitors partook in the 20th INTA Open on 9 & 10 March, participating in the longest running Open ITF Taekwon-Do Tournament in Europe. We were delighted to have competitors, officials, and guests from Norway, Belgium, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Ireland.
At the 9:45 a.m. lineup on Saturday, there were 420 colour belts under the age of 14, from all 6 nations. These contestants were joined by the umpires, officials and guests; chief among them:

Mr Maguire, 6th degree, from Northern Ireland
Mr Kent-Marrast, 6th degree, Chief Instructor ITF HQ Wales
Master Fagan, 7th degree, INTA
Master Stobie, 7th degree, Head Umpire Committee
Master van Driessche, 7th degree, President of ITF Belgium
Master Donnelly, 7th degree, INTA
Master Franks,  7th degree, INTA
Master Martin, 8th degree, INTA
Master Howard, 8th degree, RITA
Master Nicolaisen, 8th degree, President of ITF Taekwon-Do Norway
Master Douglas, 8th degree,  Vice President of the INTA
Grand Master Vanberghen, 9th degree, Technical Director of ITF Belgium
Grand Master O’Toole, 9th degree, President of the INTA

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INTA Board welcomed to the Mansion House

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All Masters, members of the INTA board, and their partners were invited to the Mansion House in Dublin last Saturday night. We were welcomed by Nial Ring, the 349th Lord Mayor of the city. We were ushered into the Drawing Room for refreshments, after which the Lord Mayor gave us the very interesting “15 minute tour”, filled with historic anecdotes about this 300 year old mansion. The stint ended in the Dining Room, where we were invited to take a seat on the Victorian mahogany dining-room table, which was the table where the Cabinet members of the first and second Dáil had sat.

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Bruce Mc Devitt of Dublin City Council sports officer joined us at the table. Dinner was a delicious 3-course meal, with lovely wine and plenty of time to catch up with everyone. After we all finished our meal, Master Fagan introduced the new World lightweight boxing champion Kelly Harrington. He then gave a speech in which Master Fagan complimented her achievements and boxing skills, and talked about the INTA in general. There was a lovely box of chocolates for Ms Harrington and all the ladies present. We then had some photo opportunities, and were invited to stay and have a few more drinks.

We thank Lord Mayor Nial Ring for the invitation, hospitality, and a lovely evening.

Photos by Mark Pollock Photograpy.