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Eleven Limerick athletes - A fundraiser has been started to raise funds for the athletes who have qualified to represent Ireland in Wales at the WKA Championships. Eleven Limerick athletes - A fundraiser has been started to raise funds for the athletes who have qualified to represent Ireland in Wales at the WKA Championships.

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Eleven Limerick athletes – A fundraiser has been started to raise funds for the athletes who have qualified to represent Ireland in Wales at the WKA Championships.

Limerick Combat Gym will represent Ireland at the Wales WKA Championships this November

By I Love Limerick correspondent Ava O’Donoghue

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Since 1976, the WKA has been at the forefront of kickboxing in both amateur and professional competitions.

A fundraiser has been started to raise funds for eleven Limerick athletes who have qualified to represent Ireland in Wales from Tuesday, November 1st until Friday, November 4th at the WKA Championships.


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The World Kickboxing Association (WKA) is one of the oldest and the largest professional sanctioning organizations of kickboxing in the world for the sport.

Since 1976, it has been at the forefront of kickboxing in both amateur and professional competitions. With members and events all over the world, the WKA is the largest and most respected association.

The WKA operators across the US and worldwide provide fighters in numerous disciplines including various forms of kickboxing, Muay Thai, MMA and submission grappling with the best opportunities to compete and move through the ranks of other top-level competitors.

The young athletes are a part of Limerick Combat Gym based in Roxboro Community Hall which is one of the largest and most active kickboxing clubs in Limerick. With more than 100 members and class sizes of over 20, the instructors have more than 30 years of kickboxing and competitive martial arts experience.

The fundraiser, which has raised €530 out of its €1,000 goal will send the eleven qualifiers to Wales to compete in the tournament which is a fantastic achievement and a testimony of the hard work put in from both the athletes and their instructors, who have put incredible work towards such a huge achievement.

The team is made up of Sean Barry, Dan McInerney, Ryan Morrissey, Jurgis Agustuma, Martin Casey, Jayden McCormick, Jake O Shea, Gemma Cusack Sexton, Jack Lawlor, Conor Lawlor and Clare Cronin.

Best of luck to all those competing in the championships this November!

To donate to the fundraiser, you can do so HERE

For more information on the Limerick Combat Gym, go HERE

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