Another successful trip for the TKO team

Following our successful trip to France in January this month we were in Galway, Ireland as guests of our good friend Pete Foley who staged a very successful event at the Menlo Park Hotel. We had 3 fighters appearing there and we came away unbeaten after 3 great performances.


Patric Halforty got us off to great start with a clear points win over Abdulla Smew from Donegal who was never able to handle the accuracy of Patric though he did push him hard for the whole contest.

Kelly Copeland remained unbeaten and on track for a title fight in May with a clear points win over Valerie Hamilton. Valerie tried hard throughout but the greater work rate and accuracy of Kelly see her take a clear point’s decision. This was Kelly’s 3rd fight against Irish opposition so far in a career that has also seen her take the title of IKF World Classic Champion 2011


Garthy Shove was unsuccessful in his challenge for the IKF European super-lightweight title but came away with a draw, an excellent result against a top class fighter Eric Daly and in Eric’s hometown as well.   This was a fantastic achievement and I’m sure we will be trying to secure a second crack at Eric some time soon.

Well done to all 3 fighters, be sure to congratulate them when you see them.


Pictures courtesy of John Walsh at