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Silver medal winner in the Cadet category of the Welsh U20 Judo Championships - View Full Size Image
Silver medal winner in the Cadet category of the Welsh U20 Judo Championships
21/01/2008 JUDO ACCOLADE FOR TALENTED LORETO STUDENT

Coleraine Judo player and current Irish National Squad Member Sam Boylan (Cadet -55kg) returned home from the prestigious Welsh Open Under 20 Judo Championships with a most credible Silver Medal. Beaten only in the Final, Sam, who is a Year 10 student at Loreto College, had fought all contests up to this without conceding any scores against him.

Winning all contests to reach the Final, Sam received a penalty in the last 10 seconds of his bout to lose out narrowly to his opponent. Despite this, Sam was delighted to have received his medal at such a prestigious event. Throughout the day Sam had fought squad players from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Sam has been invited to train as a member of the prestigious Renbukan Judo Club Dungannon under the guidance of Coach Harry McGuigan and travels once a month to Dublin to train with the Irish National Squad.

Clearly a talent to watch for in the years ahead, Sam was congratulated on this latest achievement by Mr Brian Lenehan, Principal of Loreto College, on behalf of all the staff and students of the school.