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Club of the Year Award Siam Warriors Muay Thai Club, Blarney Street, Cork                                        Lifetime Achievement Award Abe McCarthy Mayfield Karate Club Male Competitor of the Year Award Aaron O Callaghan Siam Warriors, Blarney Street, Cork Female Competitor of the Year Award Elaine McElligott Midleton Fight Academy, Muay Thai Male Junior Competitor of the Year Award Jordan Dalton Coachford & Mallow Taekwon-Do/Kickboxing (IUTF) Female Junior Competitor of the Year Award Lily De La Cour West Cork Kickboxing Club CMAP Hall of Fame Inductee Ian Kingston West Cork Kickboxing Club Coach of the Year Award Gerard Allen Bandon Taekwon-Do Club (TKDI)
In keeping with the intention of the awards (to honour the great sports men and women of our county), we have arranged a suitably formal and fun-filled evening of entertainment and honoured guests. Local and National Media invited to cover the event. For more information contact Leonard Coughlan, managing director of CMAP Leonard @cmap.ie Tel 086-3583878
Cork Martial Arts Promotions Awards
2012/2013
Full Bar with Live DJ
The awards ceremony will be held at The Gresham Metropole Hotel, Cork City on Saturday Febuary 2nd 2013 Wine reception at 7.30pm Opening speech 8.00pm  This event is open free to the public, though booking is required.
PRESS RELEASE ¦Yvonne Coughlan¦ Date 12 Jan 2013¦rsvpireland@gmail.com ¦ Images available. Cork Martial Arts Promotions (CMAP) Awards Ceremony 2012/13. 2 Feb, 7.30-9.30pm, The Gresham Metropole Hotel. CMAP Awards Ceremony. This event honours the achievements of County Cork’s Martial Artists. World champions receive 8 awards, 8 honoured guests do presentations, speech by County Mayor. ***** Leonard Coughlan, Kinsale, the founder of CMAP runs an academy of Tae Kwon Do Schools, in Bandon and Mahon. He created CMAP because he saw a need to celebrate the achievements of our Cork Martial Artists. Towards his vision of uniting and promoting Cork martial arts clubs and associations, he works tirelessly to applaud the hard work and discipline required of successful participants. The CMAP Award for ‘coach of the year’ is in its 4th cycle, but with an additional 7 awards this year, 2013 marks the increasing number of people willing to support each other, and work together, in this sporting community. Leonard has seen first-hand how involvement in these sports disciplines has shaped lives for the better, and how one success story can inspire another, or how one coach can have a positive effect on so many lives. Discipline, respect for ourselves and others, hard work, determination, these are the lessons to be learnt along with the skills and physical abilities taught in his schools, and in this sports world in general. Leonard’s nephew Ben Coughlan. Kinsale, the boxing coach at the academy, completed his training with a certificate in psychology and sociology, because that is the holistic way in which these coaches work. The CMAP motto is "Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” Councillor Barbara Murray, Mayor of the County of Cork will make an opening speech; award winners are county wide. Further special guests, public figures and dignitaries will be present on the night. So far confirmed for presenting awards are *The 4th ranked worldwide Champion Boxer-Gary ‘Spike’ O’ Sullivan, *Professional show jumper-Seán Kelly. *Cllr. Kieran McCarthy. The city is also well represented in the recipients, with club of the year the Siam Warriors on Blarney St. and the lifetime achievement award recipient, Abe McCarthy in Mayfield. _________________________________________________________________________________ Abe McCarthy, Mayfield, says of the Lifetime Achievement award, “This is new to me, I’m surprised, and I almost didn’t accept, because why me, there are plenty of worthy recipients, who I’m sure will be asking me the same question. The biggest thing for me is that I really admire what Leonard Coughlan, is trying to do with CMAP, and he has a tough job ahead of him, so I want to show my support. If he can unite the many different martial arts groups in one body he’ll go down in history. To unite all these people, to bond together the different associations in Cork, well it would be a wonderful achievement.” Lily De La Cour, Junior Competitor of the year, Bantry, says of the award “I’m really honoured and privileged to be receiving this award, as it really recognises the hard work and effort put in by my coach, myself and my supporters over all the years of kick-boxing. “ ___________________________________________________________________________ Details of Event- CMAP Awards. Venue: The Gresham Metropole Hotel Time: 7.30-9.30pm DATE: Saturday, 2 February, 2013. Tickets: Free Entry, but booking is required due to limited capacity. Bookings: 0851798695/rsvpireland@gmail.com RSVP (Red Sandstone Varied Productions.) _________________________________________________________________________________ Female Junior Competitor of the Year Award Lily De La Cour Bantry. Gold Medal European Kickboxing Champion 2012 at age 17. Male Junior Competitor of the Year Award Jordan Dalton Berrings . 14 year old winner of two gold at this year's WKA World Kickboxing Championships (under 17s -45kgs). Also won silver in points and bronze in the team. Coach of the Year Award Gerard Allen Bandon. Training 23 years, 5th Degree Black Belt Examiner, TaeKwon-Do Ireland National team Coach 1990. Coached gold winners at Taekwon-Do World championships 2010 & 2012. Female Competitor of the Year Award Elaine Mc Elligott Kerry born, now training in Middleton. Muay Thai. Beat five-time world champion, Pantazi in Manchester 2012. Male Competitor of the Year Award Aaron O Callaghan Age 24. Clogheen. Muay Thai Boxing. ISKA Intercontinental Champion Title 2012, Oct. Neptune Stadium. His win from 3rd time world champ has put Cork on the European map. Club of the Year Award Siam Warriors The Siam Warrior Mauy Thai boxing gym was opened in 2005 at Nicholas Well Lane just off Blarney Street. Martin Horgan (2 times European Champion) runs the club. Members come from Kerry, Limerick, Fermoy, Macroom and Middleton and many more in the Cork area. Martin’s pride in the club, as a group of committed members working together with strength and determination, is evident when you speak with him. CMAP Hall of Fame inductee Ian Kingston “I owe him everything. He is simply a fantastic coach,” Lily de la Cour, European Champion . Ian has been training for over thirty years, during this time he has brought competitors to: Ten world titles. 6 European titles. Irish national coach for the past 6 years. National junior team ranked number 3 in the world following this year’s world championships. Lifetime Achievement Award Sensei Abe McCarthy Nana Dan -7th Dan Black Belt. Shotokahn Karate. Mayfield Renshukan Karate Club was formed in 1971. His greatest pride is in “working to keep young people off the street, and helping to build character.” _______________________________________________________________________________ For further information, contact details or images contact Yvonne: 0851798695, rsvpireland@gmail.com