Martial Artists claim medals

Three seniors members of Laois Martial Arts took home three medals in Leixlip, Co Kildare on May 15 last. All of the kickboxers had successfully completed the first qualification stage, which gave them the opportunity to fight for medals in the second round.

Three seniors members of Laois Martial Arts took home three medals in Leixlip, Co Kildare on May 15 last. All of the kickboxers had successfully completed the first qualification stage, which gave them the opportunity to fight for medals in the second round.

Pictured are members of Laois Martial Arts who won medals at the Irish National Light Kickboxing Championship in Leixlip recently. Pictured here are Cian Duggan( 2nd place -57kg) Shane Culleton )3rd place -74kg advanced) & keith Donegan ( plus 94kg).

Next for the fighters is an interclub competition in June in Mountmellick followed by The Mark McDonnell Memorial Fight Night on July 16th, also in Mountmellick. This will be the first full conact kickboxing show ever to be held in Mountmellick and the funds will be going to SADS (Sudden Adult Death Syndrome). For details contact 085-1371842 0r 087-2768843

Classes for all ages from four years old upwards in Mountmellick and Portlaoise on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Facilities include punch bags and boxing ring. Classes are taught by a fully qualified instructor. For details contact 087-2768843.