Warrior Tae Kwon Do student named as West Cork Sports Star
Warrior Tae Kwon Do are celebrating yet another success today, in what is normally considered the “off-season” for tae kwon do in Ireland, with 2nd Degree Black Belt Dwayne Crowley being awarded the Celtic Ross West Cork Sports Star Award.
The award, which is presented on a monthly basis in the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery, is awarded to local sports-people in recognition of significant achievements in their field. Dwayne’s nomination came following his recent success at the ICKKF Allstyles World Martial Arts Championships; which took place in Torres Novas, Portugal earlier this year.
Following speeches by both Con Downing, editor of the Souther Star newspaper and Paudie Palmer, GAA correspondent for c103 radio, Dwayne was called upon to accept his award. With a group of friends, family and team-mates looking on, Dwayne stepped forward to receive his prize, which came in the form of a detailed bronze sculpture based on the ancient Gaelic legend of The Children of Lir. Although his acceptance speech was a brief one, the few words that he said as he held the beautifully crafted trophy clearly conveyed the modesty and sincerity for which he is known.
Although the trophy cabinet at the Crowley household must be almost overflowing at this stage, Dwayne refuses to rest on his laurels; he is currently engaged in an intensive training regime in preparation for the WOMAA International Championships which will take place in Killarney, Co. Kerry in August, where he plans to add another World title to his collection.