Inishowen Jiu Jitsu success in Dublin

Inishowen Jiu Jitsu at the recent Dublin International Open (l-r): Mary Lafferty, John Brown (coach), Lee Eoin Coyle and Melvin McElhinney.

TWO Moville martial artists recently took gold at a prestigious annual Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition in Dublin.


Mary Lafferty and Lee Eoin Coyle scooped three gold medals between them at the Dublin International Open, which took place in the National Indoor Arena on Sunday, December 9.

The two competitors went to the grappling tournament with a small team from Inishowen Jiu Jitsu, lead by Coach John Brown, which included teammate and fellow Moville man Melvin McElhinney.

Mary Lafferty competed in the female adult 64kg division and won her first fight by points and took gold when her opponent failed to take the mat in the final.

She then had one match in the open weight division, which Mary won by mounted triangle choke, to make it ‘double gold’.

Lee Eoin Coyle competed in the juvenile male 64kg division. He won his first match by points and then won the final by arm triangle choke.

Inishowen Jiu Jitsu is an affiliate of Letterkenny-based Rilion Grace Ireland, which also has clubs in Donegal town, Gaoth Dobhair and Coole, Carrigart.

The Inishowen club hosts classes for adults, juveniles and children in Greencastle and Buncrana on a weekly basis.