New Umpires all set for ITF-Ireland Cup

Congratulations to all the black belts who passed the recent RITA National Umpire course. The course was hosted by Dublin North East Taekwon-Do School in Donneycarney, and conducted by Master Robert Howard and Master Mark O’Donnell of the RITA’s Umpire Committee.

The course covered all aspects of judging national Taekwon-Do competitions; patterns, sparring, power and special technique. The day balanced presentations, interactive scoring, discussion, and practical experience, and saw all the umpires converge to a common consensus in scoring patterns and sparring. The relaxed atmosphere was evident in the open discussions and opinions from experienced and novice umpires alike.

The newly qualified umpires are now ready to put their new skills to use at the upcoming ITF-Ireland Cup on the 11th April. The tournament will be an extra special day as we will be celebrating Taekwon-Do 60th birthday.


Name School National Umpire level Certificate Number
Tim Collins Galway A 15-UA-01
Martin Mahoney Galway A 15-UA-02
Nathan Fox Stillorgan C 15-UC-01
Chris Gaffney Dublin North East C 15-UC-02
Fergal Hennigan Stillorgan C 15-UC-03
Aidan Kelly St Marks C 15-UC-04
Caoimhe Keogh Galway C 15-UC-05
Dara Keogh Galway C 15-UC-06
Laura Keogh Galway C 15-UC-07
Niamh Keogh Galway C 15-UC-08
John Malone GM Howard’s C 15-UC-09
Brian Murray Blessington C 15-UC-10
Paul Murphy Dublin North East C 15-UC-11
Pat Walsh Dublin North East C 15-UC-12

RITA Umpire Course Results 2014-03-19

Congratulations to the following umpires who passed their RITA National Umpire Exam. The RITA Umpire committee are looking forward to seeing all the RITA’s umpires at the ITF – Ireland Cup for another high quality event.
*Note ‘B – class’ Umpire are required to complete their practical test at the ITF-Ireland Cup in Waterford (5th April 2014)

Name School Class Umpire Cert No. Status
Linda Kenrick Blessington National B 14-UB-01 Pass*
Therese McGrath Galway National B 14-UB-02 Pass*
John Redmond Enniscorthy National B 14-UB-03 Pass*
Aisling O’Toole Blessington National C 14-UC-01 Pass
Damien Vaughan Galway National C 14-UC-02 Pass
Umpire List 2011-08-19

‘A’ Class – National Umpire

  Name   School Class Umpire Cert No
Richard Barber Stillorgan National A IRE-6-023
Laurence O’Brien Ennsicorthy National A IRE-079-04
David Lanigan Carrick-on-Suir  National A 10-UA-01
Audrey Condon Kilmacow National A 09-UA-01
Marina O'Donnell Galway National A 08-UA-01
Martin Roe St Marks National A 08-UA-02

‘B’ Class – National Umpire

  Name   School Class Umpire Cert No
Tim Collins Galway National B  11-UB-01 
James Mannion  AIB National B 10-UB-02
Colin McMahon Stillorgan National B 10-UB-03
Martin Mahoney Galway National B 09-UB-01
Gerard Byrne Old Bawn  National B 09-UB-02
Graham Ford Terenure AIB National B 08-UB-02
Denise Hanrahan Carrick-on-Suir National B 08-UB-03
Colin Jennings Tenenure AIB National B 08-UB-04

‘C’ Class – National Umpire

  Name   School Class Umpire Cert No
Paul Connelly Galway National C 11-UC-01
Therese McGrath Galway National C 11-UC-02
Patrice Conaty Kilmacow National C 11-UC-03
Linda Kenrick Blessington National C 11-UC-04
John Redmond  Enniscorthy National C 10-UC-01
Richard Judge Maynooth National C 10-UC-02
Neil Delaney Enniscorthy National C 10-UC-03
Jonathan Mullane Limerick National C 10-UC-04
Cormac McGarry Carrick-on-Suir National C 09-UC-03
Brendan McGarry Carrick-on-Suir National C 09-UC-04
Gavin O’Hanlon Carrick-on-Suir National C 09-UC-05
Conor McCormack Galway National C 09-UC-06
Gary Farrell Blessington National C 09-UC-07
Niamh Herrity Stillorgan National C 09-UC-08
Kevin Molloy Maynooth National C 09-UC-09
Amanda Kane Old Bawn National C 09-UC-10
Laura Tobin Carrick-on-Suir National C 09-UC-11
Noel O' Donovan Cork  National C 08-UC-02
Conor Dunne Athlone National C 08-UC-03
Jason Ford Terenure AIB  National C 08-UC-04
Eamon Kennedy Boyne Valley National C 08-UC-05
David Freeman St Mark’s National C 08-UC-06
Thomas Dalton Carrick-on-Suir National C 08-UC-07
Eamon Gilson       Rowlagh National C 08-UC-08

International Umpires

  Name   School ITF Cert No Date of Issue
Robert Howard Athlone 536 9/10/92
John Jacob Ursuline 567 9/10/92
Martin Murphy Enniscorthy 704 25/10/99
Senior Master Francis Barrett   310 27/11/83
Valerie Keane St Mark’s 708 25/10/99
Stephen Doyle Old Bawn 809 14/10/01
Donal O’Doherty Watergrass Hill 825 27/10/02

If your details are incorrect or you are not included on this list please contact the Umpire Committee chair

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