Our judokas brought their visit to Ireland to an end in style today. It was Day 2 of the Kata Course with Iura Sensei atJUDO IRELAND's Dublin School of Judo and after two days of intensive judo our guys had the honour of being presented with their certificates and belts by Fr. Jude McKenna and
Friday saw our visitors dropping in to St. Kevin's, Ballygall to meet with the locals travelling to Kabwe in 2025. As well as the judo demonstration (and ice-creams!) the occasion was marked with a tree-planting ceremony - an apple tree now grows in the grounds of St. Kevin's to celebrate the growing relationship between Sables
Eoghan O'Donnell, the Dublin Senior Hurling full-back, and a former ZAMDA Volunteer came to meet the lads and presented them with a most welcome set of Dublin jerseys. The judokas were guests of the Dublin Co. Board at the Leinster Championship game vs Wexford and got a chance to cheer their new hero on to
Experience Gaelic Games. Our Culture Vultures decided to get a taste of Irish Culture and thanks to Mr. Cormac, Madam Georgina and Coach Adam of Experience Gaelic Games they got stuck in to some hurling, football and handball - and weren't bad at all. For good measure, the session was filmed by R.T.E.'s News2Day programme.
Sables Nua Tourists Suffer Set-Back! St. Fintan's 4 Sables Nua 2 Hosts, St. Fintan's, have put down a marker for the second leg of this Inter-Continental tie which will take place in Don Bosco stadium in four weeks. Serious training ahead!
The first leg of the Intercontinental Cup fixture ended in a 2-5 victory for the Zambian visitors meaning the return leg in Kabwe in six weeks will be a challenging one for the Wexford C.B.S. boys. The hosts tried to sabotage the visitors' preparations by filling them with sweets, chocolate, chicken fillet rolls and crisps
Family Fun Day in Na Fianna certainly was a great day: our judokas put on an exhibition of judo which brought cheers and gasps from the large audience. The day was also a chance for a Sables Nua re-union, with veterans of many recent, and not so recent, trips to Kabwe getting together for a
Our judokas are just back after a hugely enjoyable and successful trip to West Clare Judo. Our sincere thanks to Ger and Blainagh Daly Troy for opening their home to us and to all at West Clare Judo for the brilliant West Clare Open - a great day of judo, friendship, co-operation and fun, playing
Another great, action-packed day for Team Sables Nua....sightseeing in beautiful West Clare...swimming in the Atlantic Ocean... high-speed boat trip ..... radio interviews.....tour of Kilkee Fire Station......a wonderful visit to Moyasta National School......the list goes on!
What great scenes there were in Dublin Airport when our Team Sables arrived to be greeted by Judo Ireland, Zamda and Zambians in Ireland Association. Tired after their long, long journey, the Sables Nua crew were nonetheless delighted at the reception and are looking forward to the next few weeks in Ireland.