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Awesome O'Gara heads up classy Coolmine's gold rush

Sarah O'Gara was simply unbeatable as the Evening Herald Star of the Week was crowned double All-Ireland Judo champion at the recent All-Ireland championships held in Burnfoot, Donegal.

The Coolmine Community College student defended her All-Ireland cadet title against Catherine Donnelly at U57kg.

Then the All-Ireland schools' champion, under the guidance of trainer Kieran Foley of the Coolmine Judo Club, won her first junior title at the same weight.

The Coolmine club captured three more gold medals through Roman Romanchuk (Minor U45kg), David Slupko (Junior U45kg) and Adam Corcoran (Senior U66kg), with Bearach Gleeson winning silver (U60kg) and James Smith taking bronze (Cadet U55kg).


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