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Congratulations to Emerging Talent Programme Athlete, Sean McCarthy, on being selected to represent Team Ireland at the upcoming Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires.

10th August 2018

Congratulations to Mardyke Arena UCC ETP athlete, Sean McCarthy, on being selected to represent Team Ireland in Karate at the upcoming Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires. Sean will now become Irelands first ever karate Youth Olympian.

The World Karate Federation wrote to the Olympic Council of Ireland on Friday 3rd August to advise that they have selected Sean McCarthy to represent the federation and Ireland at the youth Olympics in Buenos Aires in Argentina in October of this

Sean is ranked 7th in the world at the moment and has in their opinion earned the right to fight among the top eight athletes in the world at this Olympics.

Sean has won the first European Silver medal for Irish Karate in Sochi in Russia in February this year and has now deservedly earned his chance to be an Olympian.

Best of luck Sean, from everyone here at the Mardyke Arena UCC.

Click here to read Chris Kelly's, President Karate Ireland ONAKAI, official statement.

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