Established in Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, Ireland in 1976
Our dojo promote: Authentic Japanese-Okinawan Karate, Kobudo &
Itosu-Kai Karatedo Ireland
Wins The Ballinasloe Golf Club
L->R: Jake Mulvany, Michael Clogher, John Carey, John Hurley Jnr., Pat Harney, Tommy Cusack, Michael O'Connell, Tony Dolphin (5th Dan, President IKKI & Team Captain), John Hynes, Leo Mulvany (6th Dan, Chief Instructor IKKI), Dave Burnett, Kevin Ryan, Jack Gilcreest & Tom Horhan on behalf of his son Brian. Seated L->R: Aideen Bergin, Eilish Brennan & Jackie Cunningham.
Inserts L->R: Phil Casey, Francis McClearn, Jean Hehir, Michael Hehir, Wayne Osborne, John Molloy, Karl Creaven, Brian Horkan & Andy Fenton.
Last year the IKKI took part in the annual Ballinasloe Inter-Club Golf challenge organised by the Ballinasloe Golf Club (BGC). 4 clubs from the community took part each with 25 golfers on their team. Its a great event with great comradery and community spirit. Last year the IKKI were pipped into 2nd place. However this year, the IKKI won the event by two points ahead of local clubs, Ballinasloe GAA, Rugby Club & Pearses GAA.
The IKKI held a presentation in Ballinasloe Golf Club to thank the team for their winning perfomance.
Team Captain, Tony Dolphin was delighted with the team's win and accepted the cup with great honour.
The scoring was very tight with the tournament winners decided by the final team (Team 25). IKKI team captain, Tony Dolphin was on team 25 with the best score, securing 4 points and also the tournament. It was so exciting.
On the day, IKKI team member John Hurley Jnr. had 40 points and took the best individual score prize. His team mate, Leo Mulvany also had 40 points but was beaten on the back nine by John.
Above: Tony Dolphin, Gerry Kelly (Chairman, Ballinasloe Golf Club) & Leo Mulvany receive the Inter-Club Challenge Cup.
Our thanks to the IKKI Golf Team for their participation, community spirit and winning efforts and to the Ballinasloe Golf Club, on the night, BGC. Captain, Willie Dolan, Lady Captain, Teresa Coughlan, Chairman Gerry Kelly, incoming captain Tom Horkan and Interclub organiser & MC on the night, Michael Ward.