Club News

Mat Fees


As everyone in the club knows, we changed judo associations last year. Agreements in which all visiting clubs could train for free are now finished due to politics within the sport. The club has no choice now but to charge all guests unless an agreement has been made. All mat fees are due the first week of every month. Failure of payment will mean refusal to train with no exceptions.  Please remember your mat fees cover the cost of the hall, buying of new mats, insurance etc. All our instructors and helpers give their time voluntarily.

New Rates

Seniors – 30 Euro

Juniors – 20 Euro

Two or more juniors from same family25 Euro

Guests – 5 Euro which covers 2 sessions.

Club BBQ & Family Day

The club has booked Cobh rugby club Sunday August 27th – times – 2pm to 6 ish for a BBQ and games. This is for the members and their family.  There is a bar for Mummies and Daddies, ice cream van, fun and games for the kids, with a BBQ to finish.

Club Return

The club will return from its summer break Thursday 31st of August . Please note the new club rates.

Thank You

A big thank you to everyone for the kind words and support offered on the passing of my father. Its times like this when you know who your true friends and colleagues are.

Well Done Mr Chairman 

Congratulations from all the members to Aongus Synnott ( aka The Silent Assassin ) on his award at the Cork indoor sports star personality awards. He is a real credit to Judo, our club and his family. This award could not go to a nicer guy.  

CMAP Awards – The Metropole Hotel Cork – 5/01/2017 

A massive well done to our club boss Steve Cole for winning a community spirit award for judo. All our members are extremely proud of him and hope the magical environment he has created within the club continues to grow.


All Irelands Dublin – 29/01/2017

Well done to all the members who competed at the weekend. The club came away with 5 silvers and 2 bronze medals which was a fantastic result. A huge thank you to all the coaches who gave up their time to help the competitors achieve their goals. ( photos to follow)


Club Awards


Well done to the above junior club members who received their grading certificates and awards .

Award winners – Josh Cole – player of the year – Kai Morgan – Samurai – Amy Meacle – Shogun – Eric Ye – Most improved cadet player.

Ray Roberts R.I.P – Bexhill Judo Club

I would like to pass on my deepest sympathies to Ray’s family at this difficult time. He was a true inspiration, friend, instructor, and gentleman. Even in his late years and dealing with cancer Ray would be on the mat without complaint inspiring people to train and learn. When I was over visiting, he always joked about what new ways of pain and misery I had learned to inflect on people and made me practice on him and the fellow Judokas of Bexhill. Judo has lost one of its true sons and he will be missed.


Club T – Shirts

The club now has it’s official T – shirts which come in a range of colours and sizes. Prices for adult shirts are 12 Euro in white and 13 Euro for coloured as they have to be colour treated. All shirts are of heavy cotton. No shirts will be ordered unless payment is made upfront.

Tipperary Open Friendship Games

A big thank you and well done to all the parents and competitors’  who took part in the games.


Gold: Andrea Travers and Amy Meacle
Silver: Joshua Cole, Eric Ye, Leszek Wieczorek and Jack Corbett (Cork City Judo Club)
Bronze: Anna Van Wijnen, Artur Zajac, Sam Donohue, Liam Donohue
Participant medals: Noah Donohue, David


Club Grading

Tuesday21st march – Thursday 24th March

A big congratulations to the successful judoka below who all gained promotion in grades this week. Its nice to finally see people taking the sport more seriously.

Senior grades (over 16)

Donal “Gadget” Collins – Yellow Belt 5th Kyu.

Saoirse Flanagan – 3rd Kyu Green Belt
Nathan (Murf) Murphy – 4th Kyu Orange Belt

Cadet (14-16)

Ceilim Cole – 7th Mon Green Belt
Juan Pablo Betancort Fernandez (Pablo) – 4th Mon Yellow/Orange Belt

Minor (under 14)

Joshua Cole – 7th Mon Green Belt
Louis Cole – 4th Mon Yellow/Orange Belt
Cain Scriven – 4th Mon Yellow/Orange Belt
Anna Van Wijnen – 4th Mon Yellow/Orange Belt
Noah Donohue – 3rd Mon Yellow Belt
Sam Donohue – 2nd Mon White/Yellow Belt
Katie Tarrant – 2nd Mon White/Yellow Belt