January Re-Opening (Barry’s Clubs)

The following is the text from a message sent to members of Barry’s clubs. For information on Dan’s and Claire’s clubs, please contact them directly.

***UPDATED 28/01/22***

Hi everyone!

After a very long break, I am delighted to say that a number of classes will be reopening shortly.
For anybody aged 15 or over, you can already return to training in the following clubs: Innishannon – Mondays 7pm, Ballinhassig Fridays 7pm and Ballydehob Tuesdays 7pm. If you are 15 or over and have not already returned to class, please contact me first on barry@warrior.ie to let me know when you plan to return, so that I can keep track of numbers and ensure that we remain compliant with regulations.

For members under 15, we will be reopening classes at our larger venues to begin with, to allow our more advanced students a chance to get back into training, and to give me some practice in running junior classes again!

For Bandon, Innishannon and Ballinhassig clubs, all students under 15, graded Green Belt* or higher are invited to return to training in Innishannon.

For Baltimore, Ballydehob and Schull clubs, all students under 15, graded White Belt* or higher are invited to return to training in Ballydehob or Skibbereen.

*That is the solid Green Belt or White Belt, which would have been awarded after taking a grading examination, not the White/Green striped belt used in the Ninja class.

Other grade groups will hopefully recommence soon, but a date has not yet been set.

  • Students Green Belt and above from Bandon, Innishannon and Ballinhassig clubs are invited to train at 
    Innishannon club (Scoil Eoin Primary School) from Monday January 24th, at 6pm.

***UPDATED 28/01/22***

  • Students White Belt and above from Ballydehob and Schull clubs are invited to train at 
    Ballydehob club from Tuesday January 25th at 6pm.
  • Students White Belt and above from Baltimore club are invited to train at either
    Ballydehob club from Tuesday January 25th at 6pm
    Skibbereen club (Skibbereen Sports Complex) from Tuesday January 25th at 5pm (Primary School students) & 6pm (Secondary School students & adults).


Individual clubs and venues may have their own requirements and protocols. Please be aware of the following:

All Clubs:

  • Do not attend if you have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 10 days; are feeling unwell; or have any of the common symptoms of Covid-19 (cough, sore throat, headache, loss of taste or smell, high temperature). 
  • Junior students must not be dropped off – parents/guardians must walk students to the door, as detection of symptoms, non-compliance with requirements or other unforeseen circumstances may require the student to be refused admission. Students refused admission will not be permitted inside the building, and are not the responsibility of the club or instructors.

Innishannon, Ballinhassig & Ballydehob: 

  • Temperature checks will be taken at the door. 
  • Face masks are mandatory at all times for all members (Junior and Senior).


  • All adults must present a valid Covid-19 Certificate.

If you plan to attend any of these classes, you must contact the instructor by this Friday to ensure that your place is reserved, as numbers are still restricted due to health and safety regulations.

Innishannon class, Ballydehob class: Contact Barry – barry@warrior.ie

Skibbereen class: Contact Dan – dan@warrior.ie

I look forward to seeing you all soon.
Kind Regards