McCarthy twins both going for gold!
Congratulations to 6th year students Sean and Chris McCarthy who have both returned to Blarney with Gold medals in the Irish Karate Open held in the National Sports Arena in Dublin on Saturday 22nd September with Seán winning Gold in the -76kg category, and his brother Chris also achieving Gold in the +76kg category.
Chris will compete in the Banzai cup in Berlin this coming weekend and Sean will compete in the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires on the 18th October. Sean will have the distinction of being the first ever Irish Karate athlete to fight for Ireland in any Olympic Games.
Sean and Chris train with coach Stephen O’Callaghan of Cloghroe Karate Club. Steve is a wonderful coach and inspires all his students to reach their full potential.
The talented twin brothers have their eyes firmly set on the future and the Olympics in 2020 and representing Ireland at the very highest levels of Sport Karate.