Redmond takes important victory

BLACK Panthers Trevor Redmond turned in a very encouraging performance in the first round of national team qualifying at the KBI All-Irelands in Tallaght, beating Patrick Cullen of Elite Kickboxing in the Veterans -74kg Light Contact division.

Redmond has represented his club and country in kickboxing since 1995 and was a former All-Ireland full contact champion with the Black Panthers.

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Coaching him to his win at the weekend was club mates Stephen Byrne, Irish champion Martin Kenny and Thomas Bateman.

Redmond’s son Jake is a double All-Ireland (light contact and points fighting) champion at -28kg Younger Cadets.

Also in action at the weekend was Panthers’ Taylor Brennan who finished third in the -65kg Light Contact at the Best of the Best Tournament in Roadstone.

ON another note a number of GRASP MA members are also well-placed to contest for positions on the Irish squad after the opening round of the National Senior Championships.

Coach Liam Dale at – 94kg, Paul Maguire (-74kg), Marissa McMillan (-65kg) and Emma Dignam (-55kg) are all set up nicely for the decisive second round of the championship next month.

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