Niamh’s weight-loss update

One or two women signed up to the weight-loss program at training on Wednesday (16 June), but one or two were undecided and not sure if they were prepared to make the commitment that goes with it. Maybe they’ll have a rethink and come on board with the rest of us, maybe not; but if […]

Party for Rebecca and Richard

A welcome-home party has been organised for Rebecca Dillon and Richard Kiely this Sunday (20 June). It’s on in The Metro Bar in Tallaght starting at 7pm and is mainly in honour of Rebecca’s gold medal winning exploits at the WAKO World Cup in Rimini on Sunday, June 6, but also in honour of Richard’s […]

Ryan Keegan returns

Young Ryan Keegan returned to training in Tallaght on Wednesday night (16 June), and it was great to see him back. Ryan, who’s still only 11, has been plagued by a bad run of injuries recently. First, he damaged his shoulder in training in a freak accident – then, soon after his return, he unfortunately […]

Girl power!

Hi girls (and lads, if you’re interested!), it’s Niamh Greene here – just to let you know that I’ve been given the go-ahead to get the weight-loss program we’ve been talking about up and running. I had a chat with Norman [Kelly] after training on Monday (14 June) and he thinks it’s a great idea – […]

No Rebecca – for now!

Rebecca Dillon won’t be at training at the Black Panther Club in Tallaght tonight (Monday, 14 June) after her energy-sapping exploits in Italy. But Richard Kiely is expected to put in an appearance following the WAKO World Cup in Rimini, where Rebecca took gold in the women’s full-contact -52kg final against Norway’s Marielle Hansen. Rebecca, […]

Full results from Rimini

It’s a little over a week since Rebecca Dillon’s superb triumph at the WAKO World Cup in Rimini. Now, if you want to check out the full list of results from the 105 Stadium on the outskirts of Rimini over the three days of competition in Italy, you can click on the link that follows […]

Richard’s on the mend

Richard Kiely returns to training on Monday, but it could be a month before he is back operating at full throttle again, can reveal. Richard, 27, suffered a groin injury at the WAKO World Cup in Rimini last week (4-6 June). It was a big contributory factor in his defeat to Russia’s Fedor Luchinkin […]

Get ready for Rebecca!

It is hoped, although by no means guaranteed, that Rebecca Dillon will put in an appearance at the Black Panther Club in Tallaght on Monday (14 June) following her success at the WAKO World Cup in Rimini last Sunday (6 June). Rebecca has been having a well-deserved rest following her victory in the full-contact -52kg category […]

New generation of fighters

While Rebecca Dillon and Richard Kiely have hogged the limelight in recent weeks – and deservedly so – they are not the only active fighters making lots of headway at the Black Panther club. There’s also Kieran Lee, a 67kg full-contact fighter with a knockout punch. Norman Kelly, Black Panther chief instructor, said: “Kieran’s very […]

Rebecca’s only the tip of iceberg

Norman Kelly has hailed Rebecca Dillon’s landmark victory at the WAKO World Cup in Rimini last Sunday (6 June) and challenged her Black Panther club-mates to follow in her footsteps. “Rebecca’s win is going to encourage the rest of the club to climb that bit further, too,” Norman told “Rebecca has set the benchmark. […]