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Ennis teens take national karate titles

Aaron Flynn and Jessica Lane, fighting U-18's, were winners at the recent Irish Karate Championships. Photograph by John Kelly.
ENNIS teenagers Aaron Flynn and Jessica Lane picked up national karate titles at the Official National Amateur Karate Association of Ireland (ONAKAI) open championship in Dublin last weekend.
Both are members of the World Shotokan Karate-do Federation of Ireland (WSKF) club in Ennis. Aaron, who is a leaving certificate student at Rice College in Ennis, won gold in the U-18 category.
This follows the silver medal he won in Japan recently at the federation’s world championship, while he also competed in Morocco in the under 75kg open championship this year.
Jessica Lane also won the U-18 title at the national karate championships. She is a student at Ennis Gaeilcolaiste.
Meanwhile, Conal Tunney, John Tunney, Patrick Tierney and Cormac Hennessy, who are also members of the Ennis club, won medals in various categories at the national championships.

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