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In Pictures: Medals galore as Laois Martial Arts travel West for the Mugendo Open

Laois Martial Arts were on the road again, this time to The Mugendo Open in Co Sligo.

The team competed in both Light Contact and Point Fighting as always. Seven fighters took to the mats to test their skills.

Peter McInerney, the youngest of the team at 5 years old, secured 1st place in Point Fighting, become Mugeno Open Champion.

Peter went on then to secure a 3rd place finish in Light Contact against an opponent from Northern Ireland.

Sisters Abygail and Ciara McPartlan were next to step on to the mats to compete. Abygail secured a 2nd place medal for what was a great effort in Point Fighting from the young fighter.

Her sister Ciara, took first place in Point Fighting becoming Mugendo Open Champion and securing a 3rd place finish in Light Contact.

Another two Sisters Hannah and Amelia Reinhardt took to mats for what turned out to be a great day of competition for them both.

Hannah secured a well deserved 1st place in the Light Contact, becoming Mugendo Open Champion and securing a 2nd place finish in Light Contact.

Her sister followed closely with some great fights, finally securing a 3rd place finish in Light Contact and narrowly missing out on the podium in Point Fighting.

Anthony Conroy was up for the Laois Club. Antony had a busy competing in both Intermediate and advanced, in Point Fighting and Light Contact.

Anthony secured another 2 medals for the club, coming away with two 3rd place finishes.

Our final competitor of the day, Aodhan Sherwin competing in both Novice Point Fighting and Light Contact. Aodhan had another great day of competition in only his 4th event.

Aodhan came away with two 3rd place finishes to end a great and long day of competition for the club. Coach Shane Culleton, that the team had improved and continue to grow in their skill level.

It is great to see all the hard work come to fruition on the mats and to see them all achieving their potential. 

Check out all the pictures below:

Hannah Reinhardt Mugendo Open Light contact Champion
Ciara McPartlan Mugendo Open Point Fighting Champion
Amelia Reinhardt (3rd), Hannah Reinhardt (1st, 2nd) Anthony Conroy (Double 3rd) Abygail McPArtlan (2nd) Missing from the picture is Aodhain Sherwin and Peter McInerney

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