Taekwando

Congratulations to TY Niamh Murray and 1st Year Hannah Heneghan who had great success at the International Taekwondo Federation Union World Championships in Sardinia last month. The girls competed over two days, in both individual and team events. Niamh, in the Junior Female category (15-17), came home with four golds for Individual Sparring, Individual Patterns, Team Patterns and Team Special Technique. Hannah, competing at U14s, won three medals for Individual Sparring, Team Sparring and Team Patterns. The girls, who are members of Athlone Taekwondo Academy, represented Athlone and Ireland fantastically. Hannah explained how it was the best experience of her life so far. The thrill of being there, along with the pride of representing your country is something she will never forget. Both girls should be extremely proud of their achievement and we wish them every success in the European Championships.