Niamh’s pleased with progress

More people have joined Philip Kavanagh’s weight-loss program, according to Niamh Greene, the program co-ordinator. Niamh told “A few more people have come on board, which is encouraging. Two more women joined up – one last week and another one at training last night (Monday, 12 July), which is great. “One of the women […]

Denis Mahon signs up!

We’ve signed up Denis Mahon to write a weekly article for, beginning from the end of August/start of September. Denis, one of the most popular members at Black Panther, is currently recovering from an injury sustained during his first-ever sparring session last Monday (5 July). He suffered a fractured rib and associated lung-related damage […]

Martial Arts class tonight

There is a martial arts class tonight (Monday, 12 July). Instructor Pat Harding will definitely be at the Black Panther club at Brookfield in Tallaght from 7.30pm through to 9.30pm. Pat isn’t always available to take the class on a Monday but he is tonight, so if you are interested in joining up feel free […]

Fighters’ details updated

We just wanted to let you know that we have added some biographical details to go with the pictures of our kickboxers in the fighters’ gallery. Over time, more details will appear on each individual fighter – but, for now, some basic information, such as age, fighting weight and hobbies, has been used as the […]

Pat’ll do nicely!

Martial arts instructor Pat Harding powers his way through two three-inch blocks at training on Wednesday night (7 July). It’s really impressive stuff from Pat, who takes no prisoners as he shows how it should be done at the Black Panther club in Tallaght. It’s all about speed, technique and the release of power at […]

Get well soon Denis!

We’d like to wish popular Black Panther club member Denis Mahon a speedy recovery after he picked up an injury at training on Monday (5 July). Denis fractured a rib and has bruising on his lungs after being caught with a roundhouse kick in a sparring session. He expects to be out of action for […]

Rebecca speaks

Rebecca Dillon will continue to let her kickboxing do her talking after the disappointment of missing out a European Championship place. Rebecca’s aim after taking gold at the WAKO World Cup in Rimini in June was a medal at the Europeans in Greece in November. But she won’t be going now as she’s not the reigning […]

Rebecca not going to Greece

Rebecca Dillon won’t be going to the European Championships in Greece in November, can exclusively reveal. It’s really disappointing news for Rebecca, who had her heart set on emulating her gold medal winning achievement in the -52kg full-contact category at the WAKO World Cup in Rimini in June. The reason Rebecca won’t get to […]

Record breaking day

Yesterday (Tuesday, 6 July) saw a record number of hits on – and a record number of visitors. Prior to yesterday, Sunday, 6 June was the day that had attracted the most number of hits since the site was revamped in April. And that was hardly surprising as it was the day Rebecca Dillon […]

Two new recruits

Credit where credit’s due – on Monday (5 July) we asked for some more people to volunteer for the diet program Philip Kavanagh of Westpark Fitness in Tallaght devised for Black Panther member Niamh Greene. You might remember we said that men could do the diet as well, that it wasn’t just for women! After […]