May Madness

IKF Promoter Diarmuid Maher, Chief Instructor of the well regarded Top-Pro Kickboxing Club in Carlow, hosted his second annual edition of May Madness in the towns beautiful Dolmen Hotel on Sunday 7th May.

With eighteen fights on the card including two IKF Irish Titles, it was always going to be a crowd pleaser but the quality of the matches was second to none and this was certainly reflected by the enthusiasm of the very vocal fight fans which made for a great athmosphere.

Diarmuid would like to thank everyone involved in making the event such a success such as the fighters, coaches, officials, medical staff, Dr Maura Grummell, the DJ/MC, all the generous sponsors, his own set up/down crew and of course the Dolmen Hotel management & staff.

Results and medical suspensions as follows:

(All Fighters living in Ireland)

IKF AM Light Contact fights:

1/ Przemyslaw Straczynski (Kilkenny) defeated John Reynolds (Carlow) by withdrawel.

2/ Dean Mc Inerney (Limerick) defeated Stuart Kearney (Carlow) by Judges decision.

1/ IKF AM FCR:

Tyrone Cronin, Limerick (1-2, 63.5, 5’10”, 08-08-99, Paul O Brien, 085 7448446) defeated Sean O Sullivan, Cork (0-1, 63kg, 5’11”, Pa O Sullivan, 086 2234447) by judges decision. 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

2/ IKF AM FCR:

Jamie Curtin, Limerick (3-0, 54kg, 5’7”, 12-04-00, Tony O Donnell, 087 2796401) defeated Daniel Bradley, Dublin (4-2, 51.8, 5’8”, 06-02-99, Claire Louise Sweetman, 085 7721930) by judges decision. 29-28, 29-28, 28-29.

3/ IKF AM FCR:

Rafal Gawel, Meath (1-0, 85kg, 189cm, 10-06-85, Bobby Nolan, 085 1219102) defeated Jack Browne, Cork (0-1, 83.5kg, 5’10”, 11-18-98, Pa O Sullivan, 086 2234447) by corner withdrawel in round two.

4/ IKF AM FCR:

Kerrie Doyle, Carlow 1-0, 52.5, 158cm, 07-08-96, Diarmuid Maher, 085 7180586) defeated Sarah Waters, Piltown (1-1, 53kg, 01-02-92, Billy O Sullivan, 085 8589902) by corner withdrawel in round two.

5/ IKF AM FCR:

Joe Walton, Carlow (1-1, 58.9kg, 175cm, 08-03-01, Diarmuid Maher, 085 7180586) defeated Sean Ryan, Galway (1-1, 57.5kg, 5’8”, 12-12-00, Pete Foley, 087 8119227) by split decision. 29-28, 27-29, 30-29.

6/ IKF AM FCR:

Roisin Brady, Dublin (6-2, 49kg, 5’4”, 09-22-01, Claire Louise Sweetman, 085 7721930) defeated Leah Murphy, Wexford (8-5, 51kg, 03-15-04, Billy O Sullivan, 085 8589902) by judges decision. 30-26, 30-27, 30-26.

7/ IKF AM FCR:

Gytis Lisinskas, Meath ( 6-0, 97kg, 194cm, 10-03-98, Sean O Neill, 087 9262757) defeated Seane Maher, Carlow (2-2, 106kg, 6′, 02-27-89, Diarmuid Maher) by judges decision. 30-26, 30-26, 30-26.

8/ IKF AM FCR:

Billie Maher, Carlow (3-2-2, 48.7kg, 5’2”, Larry Brennan) defeated Kym Doyle, Dublin (48kg, 5’3”, 09-28-02, Claire Louise Sweetman, 085 7721930) by judges decision. 30-28, 29-28, 30-27.

9/ IKF AM FCR:

Adam Abduraham, Carlow (7-2-1, 67.5kg, 6′, 09-07-98, Diarmuid Maher, 085 7180586) defeated Dan Mc Inerney, Limerick (10-3, 66kg, 12-11-99, Tony O Donnell, 087 2796401) by corner withdrawel in round one.

10/ IKF AM FCR:

Chloe Dooley, Carlow (13-3-1, 63.6kg, 5’3”, 11-16-00, Larry Brennan) defeated Hayleigh Kiely, Limerick (6-3, 63kg, 5’6”, 03-13-00, Paul O Brien, 085 7448446) by judges decision. 29-28, 29-28, 30-28.

11/ IKF AM FCR Junior Irish Featherweight Title.

Millie Walker Buggy, Carlow (6-2, 56.1kg, 5’6”, Diarmuid Maher, 085 7180586) defeated Natalie Bradley, Wexford, (4-1, 57.5kg, 5’5”, 10-09-00, Billy O Sullivan, 085 8589902) by split decision to win the Title. 48-47, 46-49, 48-47.

12/ IKF AM FCR:

Ciaran Healy, Oldcastle (5-0, 57kg, 5’5”, 07-14-01, Sean O Neill, 087 9262757) defeated Jessie Dillon, Kilkenny (4-1, 58kg, 5’7”, 07-22-99, Dermot O Rourke, 086 0607889) by judges decision. 30-27, 30-27, 30-28.

13/ IKF AM IR:

Stewart Walsh, Carlow (1-0, 79.9kg, 5’10”, 11-10-94, Diarmuid Maher, 085 7180586) defeated Sean Mc Nally Kelly, Limerick (0-1, 79kg, 183cm, 06-06-93, Paul O Brien, 085 7998446) by Judges decision. 29-28, 30-28, 29-28.

14/ IKF AM FCR:

Sean Rowe, Kilkenny (2-0, 68kg, 5’10”, 11-20-92, Dermot O Rourke) defeated Samuil Bularu, Waterford (0-1, 68.3kg, 12-09-95, Billy O Sullivan, 085 8589902) by judges decision. 30-24, 30-24, 30-24.

15/ Gary Osborne, Meath (6-1, 60.7kg, 12-21-92, Bobby Nolan, 085 1219102) defeated Eoin Maher, Carlow (6-3-2, 61.4kg, 5’9”, 05-03-97, Diarmuid Maher, 085 7180586) by judges decision. 29-27, 30-26, 28-28.

16/ IKF AM FCR Irish Light Welterweight Title.

Ian Callinan, Carlow (9-4, 64.5kg, 5’7”, 06-09-86, Diarmuid Maher, 085 7180586) defeated Cian Mc Cormack, Galway (20-4-1, 64kg, 6′, 12-08-98, Pete Foley, 087 8119227) by split decision to win the Title. 49-47, 46-50, 50-47.