Student Achievements

January 2010

Feb 2010

Bank of Ireland Student Achievement Nomination
James Meaney, winner of 2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medals

Congradulations to James Meaney from Bruff who was nominated by Ard Scoil Mhuire , Bruff for a Bank of Ireland student award.

James has been a student of Pat Forde since he started school and was nominated for his Karate achievements. Last October James won 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze medal at the World Championships in Poland and has also won medals at a number of National Tournaments. Good luck James.

October 2009

World Championships Success in Poland
World Championships Success in Poland

October 20 2009 - A massive congradulations to all members of the Competition Team & team coach Pat Forde who travelled to Poland to take part in the Open World Championships hosted by Cheezic Tang Soo Do Poland. This was a very big event attended by many countries with a very large number of competitors.

March 2009

St Patricks Day, Bruff
St Patricks Day 2010

Some of the younger members of Pat Fordes Hospital Club recently marched in the Bruff St. Patricks Day Parade. Thanks to all the members who turned up , by all accounts they were a credit to the club. Plans are already underway in the Association to mark St Patricks Day 2010 with a big Association event.

Special thanks also to Niall O'Carroll, Peter McLoughlin , Dave Meaney and Kamil Malecki who volunteered to help with the kids after Mr Forde could not attend.

November 2008

Excellent Results for Competition Team
Tae Kwon Do Alliance Open Tournament in Cork

In November the competition team from the club in Hospital under instructor Pat Forde travelled to the Tae Kwon Do Alliance Open Tournament in Cork. This was a massive tournament with close to 400 competitors from various Tae Kwon Do, Karate & kickboxing clubs throughout the country. Congradulations to the members of our team who had outstanding results.

August 2008

Senior Black Belt Gradings
Tae Kwon Do Alliance Open Tournament in Cork

Senior member Niall O'Carroll was graded successfully for his black belt. Not only was Niall training for his black belt but over the same period was studying for his Leaving Certificate. Niall did a fantastic leaving cert and is currently studying in UL while maintaining his training.

March 2008

Competition Team travel to WhiteDragon Open 2008
WhiteDragon Open 2008

Congratulations to the members of Pat Forde's Competition Team who took part in the White Dragon Open 2008. This was a very big event with a large mix of Tae Kwon Do , Kickboxing & Karate clubs in attendance. The team were the only Tang Soo Do team at the event.

The team was made up of William Tobin, Liam O'Donnell Dave Meaney & James Meaney all from the Hospital Club with Mr Pat Forde as team instructor.

February 2008

2008 Club Championship

Congratulations to all students who took part in 2008 Club Championship held in St Endas Sports Complex in Limerick. This was a fun event and was enjoyed by students from all of our clubs. This was the first competition experience for many of the students participating on the day and all did really well. Students got the opportunity to compete in forms and sparring and the day was very successfull.

December 2007

Black Belt Grading

Gary was successfully graded for his 1st Dan Black belt . Gary was one of the first members in the Hospital Club which is instructed by Pat Forde.

November 2007

Students Compete in Tae Kwon Do Alliance Open 2007

Congradulations to the students that travelled to the Tae Kwon Do Alliance National Open Competition in Cork under Mr Pat Forde. This was a very large competition with martial arts clubs from all over the country attending. Our team on the day was Mr Peter McLoughlin, Evan Kelly, Kamil Malecki & Sylwia Malecka. Although we only had a small team attending due to the competition running only days after our trip to Holland our team did very well and special congradulations to Kamil & Sylwia who both won medals at the competition which was their first time competing.

15th May 2007

Competition Success

Following on from a successful outing to the B.M.A.F Irish Open in December a team of our students successfully competed again in April at the 2007 White Dragon Irish Open Tournament in Cork.

Competing against a large number of Tae Kwon Do , Kick Boxing & Karate clubs our team did remarkable well & it was a very positive day for all involved.

Our senior red belts, Sean Hayes, Peter McLoughlin & William Tobin had a clean-sweep of their sparring division winning first, second & third respectively.

In the adult green belt division Dave Meaney competed very well and finished in 2nd Place. Dave's son James aged 10 was our youngest competitor on the day. James showed remarkable spirit on the day fighting his way to 3rd place in the kids green belt division. James also successfully competed in the Kids King of the Ring competition which had a very large number of competitors. James fought his way through many fights to finish in 2nd place.

Congradulations to all those who competed & thanks to those who travelled on the day to support our team. All of our team showed remarkable fighting spirit on the day , well done!.