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Friday 22 February 2019

Another successful year for World Champion Robyn!

Dragon Kickboxing Club, Enniscorthy members, Robyn Butler from Enniscorthy (won gold at 60kg+) and Adam O’Neill, Askamore (won silver and bronze at 30kg) at the 10th World Karate & Kickboxing Championships in Manchester
Dragon Kickboxing Club, Enniscorthy members, Robyn Butler from Enniscorthy (won gold at 60kg+) and Adam O’Neill, Askamore (won silver and bronze at 30kg) at the 10th World Karate & Kickboxing Championships in Manchester

Pádraig Byrne

2018 has been another extremely successful year for Enniscorthy kickboxer Robyn Butler. While she's only 14 years old, in recent months Robyn captured what is her fourth World Kickboxing title having travelled to Manchester for the WKC World Karate and Kickboxing Championships.

Having started out in the sport at the tender age of seven, Robyn lives and breathes kickboxing. Her father and coach Owen has been a huge influence and now for 2019, the pair are looking forward to setting out on a new venture - setting up their own club. Rockos Kickboxing Club will be based out of the boy's club in Enniscorthy with Owen, Robyn and Brian Roche from Wexford coaching.

'2019 will be a big year alright, trying to get everything up and running,' said Owen. 'Robyn will be helping out with the coaching. She's a great fighter and will be able to bring her knowledge to youngsters starting out.'

Among those that Robyn has already given a guiding hand to was young Adam O'Neill from Askamore who also scooped a silver and bronze medal in his 30kg category at the Manchester event. With the new club, Owen is hopeful that they can train a few more world champs like his daughter and he's encouraged people to stay tuned for updates.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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