Introduction to Taekwondo

A Korean form of martial art, which has been the dominant form of martial art in that country since 1955. Each of the eight weight categories involves a single elimination tournament with a double repechage for the bronze medal contest. This means that, for an athlete to make it to the gold medal match, he or she must have progressed through the preliminary rounds undefeated; whereas the bronze medal match will be between two players who have each lost one contest. For contact details of Irish Taekwondo Union please click on Full story

Irish at The World Taekwondo European Club Championships and Turkish Open

Irish Taekwondo Athletes started their 2018 international schedule with a double header in Turkey where 2 events were held in the WOW Istanbul Airport Convention Centre. The World Taekwondo European Club Championships were held from Febuary 6th-9th followed immediately by the Turkish Open from 10th-14th. Both events had massive attendances with many hoping to kick-start […]

December Sports Roundup

  ROWING WORLD champions Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll have made the decision to sacrifice the possibility of winning more major international titles in the coming two years to try to fulfil their Olympic dream. The Skibbereen duo swept the boards as a lightweight pair this year, winning World and European titles as well as […]

Taekwondo Gold in Morocco

Taekwondo Ireland’s Jack Woolley was on the road again hunting points for the Olympic Qualifiers coming in January. His last ranking event of the year was based in Agadir, Morocco at the 1st Moroccan Open Championships. The team flew to Marrakesh and drove south to the host city. In his -54kg division Jack was seeded 2nd due […]

Silver Medal at the European Taekwondo Junior Championships

The end to a glittering junior career occurred in Daugavpils, Latvia at the Junior European Championships where South Dublin Taekwondo [SDTKD] athlete Jack Woolley competed in the youth section for the last time. Jack who fought in -55kg Junior, had 5 matches in this event with the best in Europe attending. With no seeding in […]

Taekwondo Medal for Woolley

Ireland’s Jack Woolley won a Silver medal in the Israel Taekwondo Open G1 competition to add to his 3rd place Bronze medal achieved in Poland last week. Jack Woolley was unlucky not to take a gold medal as the final match went to a draw and a subsequent golden point round where he narrowly missed out to […]

Aboud performs well in Taekwondo

Excellent performance from 19 year old Chloe Aboud this morning against World Number 1 Elin Johansson in the women’s 67kg. Aboud grew in confidence as the rounds progressed and put the world champion under a lot of pressure in the third round in particular. Aboud won the last round 4-3 but lost the overall contest […]

2015 World Taekwondo Championships

The Irish Taekwondo Union were represented at the World Taekwondo Federation [WTF] World Championships by 5 players who competed from 12-18th May at the Tractor Arena, Chelyabinsk, Russia. Local athlete & April Sportsperson of the Month, Jack Woolley was in action on 22nd May in his -54kg division. The youngster, still a junior in age […]

Taekwondo Medals for Ireland

Irish athlete Jack Woolley has taken a Bronze medal at the prestigious world ranking Taekwondo Championships in Florida. Woolley, a native of Tallaght in Dublin, turns 17 in September and as such is eligible to compete at junior and senior level this year. The US open was his first competition as a senior on the road to […]

Taekwondo Ireland’s Jack Woolley takes Gold at the Croatian Open

The Irish Taekwondo Union had some great success at one of Europe’s Largest ranking events on November 15th where Jack Woolley (16) competed in Zagreb at the 20th Croatian Open in the Junior -51kg Division. Jack, who narrowly missed out on attending this years Youth Olympics progressed through the rounds with substantial scoring from his […]

All Ireland International Taekwondo Championships 2014

The Irish Taekwondo Union (ITU) held their All Ireland International Championships in The Arena, Tallaght, Dublin last weekend which incorporated the 2nd Korean Ambassadors Cup.  The event was a joint venture between the ITU and their Northern Ireland Counterparts and also featured Technical competitions. Pat Hickey attended the event and met with Ambassador Park from […]
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