November Sports Star of the Month: Shauna Bannon

SHAUNA Bannon has been declared The Echo Sports Star of the Month for November after she returned home from the IMMAF-WMMA World Championships in Bahrain with a silver medal.

The Tallaght woman secured her place in the final after two impressive performances, and came up against China’s Guangmei Han to whom she eventually lost.

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SBG Dublin 24 Coach Paddy Holohan, on behalf of IMMAF-WMMA World Championship silver medallist Shauna Bannon, receives The Echo ‘Sports Star of the Month’ Award for November from Sharon Moylan, Sales Manager, Green Isle Hotel. Also pictured are Thos McDermott, Co-ordinator, South Dublin County Sports Partnership (SDCSP) and Stephen Leonard, Sports Editor, The Echo.

In her opening contest she earned a unanimous decision against Mexico’s defending IMMAF champion Yessica Ortega after which she turned in an equally convincing display against Gabriela Horakova of the Czech Republic.

Under SBG Dublin 24 Coach Paddy Holohan, Bannon has made huge progress since turning her hand to mixed martial arts, travelling to the European Championships before heading to China to compete on the global stage.

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