LAST year’s Class Four sprint double champion, St Jago High’s Joanne Reid, says she has no competition in the Class Three 400 metres at this year’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships. The lanky 14-year-old cruised to victory in heat two of the girls 400m qualifiers in 57.77 seconds, and despite producing only the ninth fastest time in her category for the day, she is confident that she could take the record along with her as well. “I am very confident of winning the event,” she told The Gleaner. “There’s nobody (competitions) right now, and I believe I can run a record time.” Reid described her race as easy and the Class Four 200- metre record holder expects a much stronger performance from herself when she turns out for the semi-finals and final. “It (heats) was alright. It wasn’t my best time, but it (race) wasn’t hard, it was a comfortable race,” she told The Gleaner. “But I expect a much better performance from myself for the semi-final and final. I don’t know what time I might run as yet, but I expect to win,” she stated confidently.
Members of Three-Rivers Shotokan Karate Club after returning from this year’s Rene Smaal Summer Camp & International Kumite & Kata Cup Ireland 2016 held in the Citywest Hotel Dublin at the weekend. Like last year this was a very well ran three day event under the watchful eye of one of the world’s leading Kumite athletes Rene Smaal from Holland and again proved to be very succesfull outing for the club from Lifford.Medal winners were Natasha Doherty Gold in Kumite and silver in Kata, Ciarán Crawford Gold in both Kumite and Kata, Eoin Crawford not to be outdone by his older brother also took Gold in both Kumite and Kata, Ryan Doherty Bronze in Kata, Mark Doherty Bronze in Kumite, Jamie-Lee Simpson Silver in Kumite and Bronze in Kata and Brodie Hannigan Bronze in Both Kumite and Kata. Next up for the club is the JKS World Championships to be held in Glasgow in September.Donegal Karate Kids’ outstanding performance in international competition was last modified: July 26th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:competitionKarateLiffordrene smaal