Tae Kwon Do masters meet Olympian Adam
BOXER IMPRESSED BY MARTIAL ARTS SUCCESSES
Published 19/12/2012 | 18:52
TAE KWON Do medalists Killian Hannon and Alex Connolly got to meet an Olympic hero at Bray Garda Station last week.
Killian from Kilcoole and Alex from Bray were welcomed to the station to meet Chief Superintendent Tom Conway as well as Olympic boxer Garda Adam Nolan.
Killian (13) won gold at the recent Challenger Cup in Barcelona. Alex (14) won two silver medals, while their fellow East Coast Tae Kwon Do competitor Daniel Fitzpatrick (11) won a bronze medal.
Adam admired the boys' medals and had plenty of questions for them about Tae Kwon Do and the training and perseverance involved.
Chief Superintendent Conway also congratulated them on their success, and remarked that it is wonderful to see young people enthused by sport.
Alex has earned a 2nd degree black belt against all the odds, given that he is blind in one eye due to having glaucoma from birth.
Coaches Michael and James Whelan and Chris McCabe accompanied the competitors to Spain. They are immensely proud of the young students who they say are incredible ambassadors for their club and the country.
East Coast Tae Kwon Do has six schools across County Wicklow and Dublin.