April 2019 Sports Star of the Month – Emma Cahill

EMMA Cahill starred in what was a successful outing for South Dublin Taekwondo at the Sofia Open in Bulgaria last month.

Indeed rising star Cahill shone in the -41kg Cadet Female class, winning all four of her bouts to secure her G1 event gold.

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Emma Cahill of South Dublin Taekwondo is presented with The Echo ‘Sports Star of the Month’ Award for April by Ronan Deegan, Green Isle Hotel.  Also pictured are Stephen Leonard, Sports Editor, The Echo, Cllr Deirdre O’Donovan, Chair of the Social and Community SPC, Thos McDermott, Co-ordinator, South Dublin County Sports Partnership (SDCSP), William O’Connor, News Editor, The Echo, and Emma’s younger brother Adam.

Cahill had previously reached the European Cadets Championships podium in Marina D’or, Spain last December, winning bronze in the -37kg Female division following a tremendous two-point victory over one of the top contenders Aleyna Demir from Turkey.

She followed that up with gold in the Cadet division at the Ultimate Taekwondo Championships in Derby in January before taking silver at the Belgian Open in Brussels in March.

In the latter competition, Cahill saw off challenges from international athletes from Poland, Germany, Netherlands and Canada before her final match against German opposition in the -41kg Cadet class.

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