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Announcement: Beginners Week – Introduction to Martial Arts: 23-27 Sep

UCD Karate Instructors

Bill Hayden

Bill started training in UCD Karate Club in 1979 with the Karate Union of Ireland under Sensei Brendan McGrath 3rd Dan and Sensei Tommy McGrane 8th Dan. During his student years he competed in both kata and kumite and was part of the UCD squad to compete in a memorable tour of Zimbabwe in 1992. Since returning to Ireland Bill has trained under Sensei John Hosey 4th Dan and Sensei Joe Sweetman 4th Dan and remains a regular instructor in the UCD Karate Club. He was awarded his Shodan in 1993 by the JKA in Crystal Palace under Keinosuke Enoeda Sensei, Yoshiharu Osaka Sensei and Tabata Sensei. Bill was awarded his Nidan in 1998 and his Sandan in 2010 both under Masao Kawasoe Sensei. Bill is currently the senior instructor at UCD Karate Club.

Darragh O’Kelly

Darragh’s first years of training were with Brendan McGrath while still in primary school. He began training with UCD Karate Club in 1991 and has maintained a close involvement with the club since. He now shares responsibility for instruction in the club with Bill Hayden. All of Darragh’s Dan-gradings have been with Kawasoe Sensei, from Shodan in 1996 through to Sandan in 2010. Darragh is currently Affiliation and Licensing Officer of JKA Shotokan Ireland and is an Instructor in UCD Karate Club.

Donal Phelan

Donal first started training in UCD Karate Club in 1982 with the Karate Union of Ireland under Sensei Brendan McGrath and Sensei Tommy McGrane, grading up to brown belt under Andy Sherry Sensei and Keinosuke Enoeda Sensei of the KUGB. Donal’s work life meant taking a break from karate for a number of years but in 2002 he restarted his training in UCD Karate Club and then moved to Tanden Shotokan Club with Jerome Dupuch. He was awarded his Shodan in 2009 by Hiroshi Shirai Sensei. Donal graded to Nidan in 2011 and to Sandan in 2015 under Masao Kawasoe Sensei and Mori Toshihiro Sensei at the JKA course in Windsor. Donal now instructs in UCD Karate Club and also in SVJ Karate Club in Fairview.

Committee

2019/2020 UCD Karate Committee

Captain Callum Terry
Senior Treasurer Bill Hayden
Junior Treasurer Christopher Brady
Secretary Shane Mohan
New Member/ Development Officer Elizabeth Treacy
Marketing Advisor Zung Tran
Public Relations Officers Thalia Doumengine & Ahmed Siddiqui
Entertainments Officer Hannah Kane
Children’s Officer Mirza Saleh Jasim
Safety Officer Alex Voelkel
Competition Coordinator Thalia Doumengine
Ordinary Committee Member Aoife Walker
Ordinary Committee Member Ashling McNabb
Ordinary Committee Member Barry Mahoney
Ordinary Committee Member Darragh O’Kelly
Ordinary Committee Member Donal Phelan
Captain Callum Terry
Senior Treasurer Bill Hayden
Junior Treasurer Anthony Treacy
Secretary Shane Mohan
New Member/Development Officer Elizabeth Treacy
Public Relations Officers Zung Tran
Entertainments Officer Chrisopher Brady
Ordinary Committee Member Aoife Walker
Ordinary Committee Member Ashling McNabb
Ordinary Committee Member Darragh O’Kelly
Ordinary Committee Member Donal Phelan
Ordinary Committee Member Karthika Balusamy
Ordinary Committee Member Ahmed Siddiqui

 

Captain – Callum Terry

Senior Treasurer – Bill Hayden

Junior Treasurer – Callum Terry

Secretary – Sean Bartlett

New Member / Development Officer – Elizabeth Treacy

Public Relations / Entertainments Officer – Elizabeth Treacy

Children’s Officer / Safety Officer – Callum Terry

Ordinary Committee Member – Jousef AL-luhaydan

Ordinary Committee Member – Ashling McNabb

Captain – Lawrence DeBarra

Chairperson – Darren Doherty

Secretary – Cliona NiBhriain

Senior Treasurer – Bill Hayden

Junior Treasurer – Callum Terry

Events and Public Relations Officer – Aoife Griffin

Safety Officer – Darren Doherty

Children’s Officer – Lawrence DeBarra

Ordinary Committee Member – Aoife Gunning

Ordinary Committee Member – Ashling McNabb

Ordinary Committee Member – Daniel McGettrick

Ordinary Committee Member – Danny Flynn

Ordinary Committee Member – Donal Phelan

Ordinary Committee Member – Elizabeth Treacy

Ordinary Committee Member – Jack Roche

Ordinary Committee Member – Sean Bartlett

Captain – Jack Roche

Chairperson – Ashley Mann

Senior Treasurer – Bill Hayden

Junior Treasurer – Kyle Moran

Secretary – Daniel McGettrick

New Member / Development Officer – Darren Doherty

Public Relations / Entertainments Officer – Stephanie Cadeau

Children’s Officer / Safety Officer – Abdul Kutbi

Ordinary Committee Member – Jousef AL-luhaydan

Ordinary Committee Member – Ashling McNabb

Training Fees & Important Dates:

UCD Students

€15 per year

UCD Alumni and Staff

€100 per year

Regular Training Period:

2 Sep 2019 through 8 May 2020

For more important dates, visit our Events section.

Training Time:

Regular training is conducted 3 times a week throughout the year, including summer holiday. During study terms (Sep-May), we train in Hall A and Hall B in UCD Sports Centre, while for the summer we will occupy Studio halls. Regular training lasts for 2 hours on every Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (except Public Holidays due to Sports Centre closure).

Hours:

  • Monday – 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Wednesday – 8:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Friday – 6:00pm – 8:00pm
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