Impressive return for Ljays Elite fighters in Citywest

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LJAYS Elite saw a number of their competitors turn in strong performances in last week’s Irish Open International in Citywest.

Josh Riddell, competing in the OCM 13-15 -57kg divisions, enjoyed a good run with victories over Marc Hutchinson and Germany’s Bennet Balentin before losing out to a strong Brian Nabernik from Slovakia.

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Ljays Elite competitors turned in very strong performances at the Irish Open in Citywest

His brother Zak captured the JM Full Contact -54kg title for the second year in a row following his 3-0 triumph over Carlos CunHa from Portugal.

Sean Lynch, lining out in the -94kg Vets Advanced Light Contact section, advanced to the final following impressive victories over Soran Pedersen from Denmark and Norway’s Ronan McCann.

But he had to settle for a superb silver in the end after he came undone against Juso Prosic in the title fight.

This set him up nicely for a shot at the 90+ Novice LC crown and he made a good start, beating Kenneth Refaland to set up a clash with compatriot Dale Walsh against whom he was edged out 2-1.

Ava Condren Fitzpatrick scooped silver in the OCF Novice -60kg Points class with a semi final win over Synnove Magisdottir from Norway after which she lost to Roma Sethi of England in the final.

Erin O’Hara, fighting YCF Novice - 37kg Points, beat Isla Couloton from England in the quarters before losing out to Tallaght Martial Arts’ Selsabille Aldi in the last four, emerging with bronze.

Oisin Condren O’Brien lost out by a solitary point against Max Meyer in the Novice -37kg Points class.

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