Banner Martial Arts & Fitness

Banner Martial Arts & Fitness Opening Hours

ADDRESS & MAP

Unit 7,

Quin Rd. Business Park,

Ennis, Co. Clare | V95 E161

OPENING HOURS

Tuesday to Friday 4pm - 9pm

Saturday 9.30am - 1.30pm

Closed Sunday & Monday



BANNER MARTIAL ARTS & FITNESS - ANNUAL OPEN MARTIAL ARTS COMPETITION

13TH OF NOVEMBER 2011

RESULTS

SPARRING CATEGORIES

Sparring: 4-6, Boys, Novice

1st Place: Tristan Kirwin

2nd Place: Bernard Meaney

Sparring: 4-6, Girls, Novice, "Small"

1st Place: Eve Corkery

2nd Place: Caterine Cernova

3rd Place: Liza Cernova

Sparring: 4-6, Girls, Novice, "Tall"

1st Place: Brooke Griffin

2nd Place: Aine Jones

3rd Place: Meagan O'Connor

Sparring: 7-8, Girls, Novice

1st Place: Megan Griffin

2nd Place: Katelyn Hehir

3rd Place: Chlow Farrell

Sparring: 7-8, Boys, Novice

1st Place: Jake O'Loughlin

2nd Place: Conor Aherne

3rd Place: Liam McNamara

Sparring: 7-8, Boys, Intermediate, "Tall"

1st Place: Pete O'Sullivan

2nd Place: Evan O'Riordan

3rd Place: Ben Harnett

Sparring: 7-8, Boys, Intermediate, "Small"

1st Place: Edward Corkery

2nd Place: Dylan O'Leary

3rd Place: Paddy Rynne

Sparring: 9-11, Boys, Novice, "Small"

1st Place: Cian Coleman

2nd Place: Brian Hayes

3rd Place: Kyle McKiernan

Sparring: 9-11, Boys, Novice, "Tall"

1st Place: Morgan O'Connell

2nd Place: Eoin O'Flynn

3rd Place: Dylan Keogh

Sparring: 9-11, Girls, Novice, "Tall"

1st Place: Amber Synott

2nd Place: Derinn Finnerty

3rd Place: Mariah Madigan

Sparring: 9-11, Girls, Novice, "Small"

1st Place: Hannah Lyons

2nd Place: Aglaia Hauptmann

3rd Place: Kaitlin Synnott

Sparring: 9-11, Girls, Intermediate, "Small"

1st Place: Kerry O'Mearra

2nd Place: Jamie-Lee Davis

3rd Place: Sadbh Dunne

Sparring: 9-11, Girls, Intermediate, "Tall"

1st Place: Aine Murphy

2nd Place: Amber Nolan

3rd Place: Suzie Haziri

Sparring: 9-11, Boys, Intermediate, "Small"

1st Place: Kacper Razmiak

2nd Place: Michal Zalewski

3rd Place: Szymon Szulc & Brendan Cussen

Sparring: 9-11, Boys, Intermediate, "Tall"

1st Place: Rian Boylan

2nd Place: Daniel Fitzpatrick

3rd Place: David McNicholas

Sparring: 9-11, Boys, Advanced

1st Place: Emmet O'Doherty

2nd Place: Edward Purcell

Sparring: 12-14, Boys, Novice

1st Place: Ronan Mangan

2nd Place: Lukasz Paszkowski

3rd Place: Milos Torac

Sparring: 12-14, Girls, Novice

1st Place: Sinead Hamilton

2nd Place: Shauna Hamilton

Sparring: 12-14, Boys, Intermediate

1st Place: Killian Hannon

2nd Place: Krystian Winkler

3rd Place: Oran McNamara

Sparring: 12-14, Girls, Intermediate

1st Place: Claudia Carreno

2nd Place: Ava Marie Nolan

Sparring: 12-14 Boys, Advanced, "Small"

1st Place: James Daly

2nd Place: Sean O'Sullivan

3rd Place: Craig O'Brien & Nathan D'Arcy

Sparring: 12-14 Boys, Advanced, "Tall"

1st Place: Emmet Burke

2nd Place: Josh Quigley

3rd Place: Steven Hogan

Sparring: 12-14, Girls, Advanced

1st Place: Shannon Strawbridge

2nd Place: Gillian O'Connor

3rd Place: Natalia Fankulewska

Sparring: 15-17, Girls, Advanced

1st Place: Tara O'Brien

2nd Place: Rachel Daly

3rd Place: Alex O'Doherty

Sparring: Senior Ladies, Novice

1st Place: Sinead Spellman

2nd Place: Johanna Stock

3rd Place: Sarah Cosgrove

Sparring: Senior Men, Novice, "Light"

1st Place: Padraig Reilly

2nd Place: Julius Fako

3rd Place: Declan McGown

Sparring: Senior Men, Novice, "Heavy"

1st Place: Kevin Hynes

2nd Place: David Cody

3rd Place: Cathal O'Murchu

Sparring: Senior Men, Intermediate, "Light"

1st Place: Gavin Barry

2nd Place: Stephan Wreblewski

3rd Place: Eugene Duggan

Sparring: Senior Men, Intermediate, "Heavy"

1st Place: David Bell

2nd Place: Paul Kirwan

3rd Place: Michael Neylon

Sparring, Senior Men, Advanced, "Light"

1st Place: Chris McCabe

2nd Place: Sean Riordan

3rd Place: Gary Hennessy

Sparring, Senior Men, Advanced, "Heavy"

1st Place: Mark Connolly

2nd Place: Felix Finke

3rd Place: John Carey

Sparring: Senior Ladies, Intermediate & Advanced

1st Place: Izzy Cotter

2nd Place: Mary Sutton

3rd Place: Clare Harney

PATTERN & DEMONSTRATION CATEGORIES

Patterns: 4-6, Boys, Novice

1st Place: Daniel Kirwin

2nd Place: Ross Culligan

3rd Place: Tristan Kirwin & Bernard Meaney

Patterns: 4-6, Girls, Novice "Small"

1st Place: Caterine Cernova

2nd Place: Eve Corkery

3rd Place: Liza Cernova

Patterns: 4-6, Girls, Novice, "Tall"

1st Place: Aine Jones

2nd Place: Brooke Griffin

3rd Place: Meagan O'Connor

Patterns: 7-8, Girls, Novice

1st Place: Katelyn Hehir

2nd Place: Chlow Farrell

3rd Place: Megan Griffin

Patterns: 7-8, Boys, Novice

1st Place: Fionn Aherne

2nd Place: Conor Aherne

3rd Place: Jake O'Loughlin

Patterns: 7-8, Boys, Intermediate

1st Place: Shane Corkery

2nd Place: Tiarnan Murphy

3rd Place: Dylan O'Leary

Patterns: 9-11, Boys, Novice

1st Place: Dylan Keogh

2nd Place: Eoin O'Flynn

3rd Place: Morgan O'Connell

Patterns: 9-11, Girls, Novice

1st Place: Kaitlin Synnott

2nd Place: Kate Corcoran

3rd Place: Amber Synnott

Patterns: 9-11, Girls, Intermediate

1st Place: Jamie Lee Davis

2nd Place: Susan Timmons

3rd Place: Kitty O'Sullivan

Patterns: 9-11, Boys, Intermediate

1st Place: Adam Heeran

2nd Place: Daniel Fitzpatrick

3rd Place: Kacper Razmiak

Patterns: 9-11, Boys, Advanced

1st Place: Emmet O'Doherty

2nd Place: Edward Purcell

Patterns: 12-14, Boys, Novice

1st Place: Lukasz Paszkowski

Patterns: 12-14, Girls, Novice

1st Place: Sinead Keating

2nd Place: Shauna Hamilton

Patterns: 12-14, Boys, Intermediate

1st Place: Ross Sutton

2nd Place: Kystian Winkler

3rd Place: Killian Hannon

Patterns: 12-14,.Girls, Intermediate

1st Place: Ava Marie Nolan

2nd Place: Claudia Carreno

Patterns: 12-14, Boys, Advanced

1st Place: Josh Quigley

2nd Place: Kyle Gino Mendez

3rd Place: Alex Connolly

Patterns: 12-14, Girls, Advanced

1st Place: Natalia Fankulewska

2nd Place: Shauna Enright

3rd Place: Shannon Strawbridge

Patterns: 15-17, Girls, Advanced

1st Place: Tara O'Brien

2nd Place: Ciara Hogan

3rd Place: Alex O'Doherty

Patterns: Senior Ladies, Novice

1st Place: Sinead Spellman

2nd Place: Johanna Stock

Patterns: Senior Men, Novice

1st Place: Daniel Dempsey

2nd Place: Paul Power

3rd Place: Declan McGowen

Patterns: Senior Men, Intermediate

1st Place: Paul Kirwan

2nd Place: Eugene Duggan

3rd Place: Brendan Travers

Patterns: Senior Men, Advanced

1st Place: Chris McCabe

2nd Place: Sean Riordain

3rd Place: Mark Connolly

Patterns: Senior Ladies, Intermediate & Advanced

1st Place: Clare Harney

2nd Place: Jessica Bass

3rd Place: Rebecca McAllister

Self-Defence Demonstrations, Advanced

1st Place: Aidan Hannafin & Senad Ziljkic

Self-Defence Demonstrations, Novice

1st Place: Michael Neylon, Gary Hennessy,

Nathan D'Arcy

2nd Place: Eugene Duggan & Aglaia Hauptmann


ITF International Instructors Course October 2011, Cork - [REPORT]

Instructors Connor & Sarah Donovan from Banner Martial Arts & Fitness, and their student Nathan D'Arcy had the privilege to study for three days under a famous Korean Grand Master of Taekwondo.


Grand Master Choi Jung Hwa, president of the 'International Taekwondo Federation', visited Ireland recently to instruct an International Instructors Course. This prestigious event was held at the Mardyke Arena at UCC in Cork, and was hosted by Independent National Organisation, 'ITF Eireann'.


Grandmaster Choi Jung Hwa was accompanied by several well-known ITF Masters: M. Norman Creedon, M. Robert Wheatley, M. Trevor Nicholls, M. Pierpaola Lecca, M. Tarcision Martella, M. Steve Zondag . 100 Black Belts converged from France, Holland, Afghanistan, Germany, Italy, England, Scotland, and Ireland, all eager for the opprtunity to train under the son of the 'Father of Taekwondo'.


The 'Father of Taekwondo', General Choi Hong Hi was born on November 9th, 1918 in Korea. In his youth, he was frail and quite sickly. He was taught Taek Kyon, the ancient Korean art of foot fighting, to help build up his body. And so began the creation of the art we know today as Taekwondo. Choi was rapidly promoted through the ranks of the Korean army and was responsible for teaching his martial art to the Korean soldiers, constantly developing and improving on his style as an effective form of military self-defence.


Technically, 1955 signaled the beginning of Taekwon-Do as a formally recognized art in Korea. On the 11th of April, the board summoned by Gen. Choi, decided on the name of Taekwon-Do. In 2002, Grand Master General Choi Hong Hi passed away. His son, Grand Master Choi Jung Hwa took the lead of a new 'International Taekwondo Federation' to carry on his father's mission of spreading the art of Taekwondo worldwide.


'ITF Eireann' is honored to be the Irish National Organisation under Grand Master Choi Jung Hwa. This visit was a wonderful opportunity to learn the values and theory of true ITF Taekwondo, and to continue the development of ITF's Black belt Instructors throughout Europe. Connor & Sarah Donovan are honored to provide instruction in ITF Taekwondo at their school, the only school in Co. Clare which is certified under Grand Master Choi Jung Hwa himself. Mrs. Donovan is also a board member of 'ITF Eireann'.


ANNUAL SCION TAEKWONDO COMPETITION 2011

This weekend a group of "Banner Martial Arts & Fitness" students travelled to Cork to compete in the Annual Scion Taekwon-do Competition. 14 Banner Martial Artists competed amongst over 200 Martial Artists from across Ireland. Meagan O'Connor is only 4 years old and this was her first competition ever. She won First Place in her Pattern Division and 2nd Place in her Sparring Division. A special team of girls worked very hard together to choreograph and rehearse their own Musical Pattern Performance and have won 1st Place for the second year in a row! Natalia Fankulewska, Caitriona ni Riordain, Alice O'Brien, and Shauna Enright. Other acheivements include Michael Neylon winning 1st place for his Pattern Division, Paul Kirwin winning 3rd Place for his Pattern Division, Aaron Kelly 2nd Place in Sparring, James McNamee 3rd Place in Sparring, Caitriona ni Riordain 3rd Place in Patterns, and Natalia Fankulewska won 1st Place in both her Pattern and her Sparring Divisions! Instructors Mr. & Mrs. Donovan are very proud of the accomplishments of their students and of all the training and practice put into preparing for this annual event.


Multiple Successes for Female Martial Artists!

Banner Martial Arts & Fitness is honoured to announce the recent success of several female martial artists all in one week! Last weekend, two young Ennis ladies travelled up to Dublin to compete in the Best of the Best Open Martial Arts competition, and both brought home great results! Natalia Fankulewska (age 10) achieved Third Place in her Sparring division and Third Place for Patterns. Shauna Enright (age 12) achieved Third Place in her Sparring division. Less than one week later, Roisin O'Neill (age 17) travelled to Cork to compete in the annual ITF Eireann Emerald Cup competition, where she cleanly won her weight division in sparring. And to top off a week of victories: Banner Martial Arts Instructor, Sarah Donovan, achieved her Third Degree Black Belt in the Korean Martial Art of Taekwon-do. Sarah undertook her belt test in Cork under a distinguished panel of ITF Eireann senior martial artists and head Examiner Master Robert Wheatley. The future of women in County Clare looks bright with achievements like these!


2010 ALL IRELAND TAEKWON-DO CHAMPIONSHIPS

Our school had awesome results at the All Ireland Taekwon-do Championships in Dublin the weekend! 19 of our Taekwon-do students competed and proudly returned with 10 All Ireland Medals!


Alanna Gleeson, 3rd place Patterns & 3rd place Sparring

Conor Clohessy, 2nd place Sparring

Aine Murphy, 3rd place Patterns

Claudia Burke, 1st place Sparring

Patrick McLoughlin, 3rd place Sparring

Alex O'Doherty, 3rd place Sparring & 2nd place Patterns

Joseph Connaughton, 3rd place Sparring

Shauna Enright, 1st place Sparring


2010 KINSALE COMPETITION

Congratulations to all who travelled to Rivertsick to participate in Kinsale's annual event. We had 19 competitors on the day, and brought back 15 trophies! Good job, everyone!


KINSALE RESULTS:

Charlie O'Grady: 2nd Place Sparring

Aoife O'Neill: 1st Place Patterns

Paul Kirwin: 1st Place Patterns

James Daly: 2nd Place Sparring

Cillian O'Riordain: 3rd Place Sparring

Hannah McCormack: 3rd Place Patterns, 2nd Place Sparring

Martin McCormack: 2nd Place Patterns, 2nd Place Sparring

Rian Boylan: 2nd Place Sparring

Natalia Fankalewska: 3rd Place Patterns, 1st Place Musical Patterns

Caitriona ni Riordain: 2nd Place Patterns, 2nd Place Sparring, 1st Place Musical

Shauna Enright: 2nd Place Sparring, 1st Place Musical Patterns


FOR OLDER RESULTS SEE OUR PHOTO GALLERIES!