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Cork Martial Arts Promotions. 

CMAP awards are an opportunity to honour the hard work and discipline of our martial artists in Cork. The awards ceremony has grown from humble beginnings with the coveted 'Coach of the Year award' being issued alone, to the current 16 award gala event. 

2020 venue Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig on Sat 1st February 2020.

To enquire about nominations, please E-mail Leonard@CMAP.ie

For further details go to www.cmap.ie or facebook @corkmartialartspromotions

Founder and organiser Leonard Coughlan.

Awards event Produced by Yvonne Coughlan since 2012.

Link to Vimeo for documentation of 2015/16 event 

CMAP 2013 (Athlete 2.0)

CMAP 2015. (Ignas Lauglis.)

CMAP 2017 (Maurice Supple. blue shed productions

CMAP 2018. (Ignas Lauglis)

2020 Gallery. John Allen Images.

Junior Chamber Ireland Cork President Melanie Morrissey presented the CMAP Junior Female Competitor of the year award to Amy Noonan from FM BJJ Carrigaline and Togher Boxing; CMAP Junior Male Competitor of the year Jamie Murphy from Samson Muay Thai; and CMAP Outstanding Contribution award to Alan Walsh from Rathpeacon Taekwon-Do. A special surprise for Jnr. Female Amy was a video from professional boxer Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan from Mansion House Dublin, where he dedicated his own award just received at The Gossies 2020 awards for the film documentary, The Prizefighter, to her, with much respect for all her accomplishments, telling her to keep chasing her dreams. Amy the current County Cork Boxing Champion and Esker Female Boxing Champion, had a serious accident, which almost ended this young lady’s sports career, but she has recovered and is training in Brazillian Jiu Jitsu. Amy made a very moving speech in thanks to her family and friends who had gotten her through this very difficult time.

Michael Collins TD, took time out from his busy election campaign to make presentations to CMAP Senior Female Competitor of the year Blaithin Casey from Crookstown Karate; CMAP Senior Male Competitor of the year Tony Stephenson from West Cork Kickboxing; and CMAP Event of the year award winner’s Cork City Judo Club for the Munster Judo open.

A three times CMAP award winner and 2019 nominee herself Lily de la Cour, European Champion and former world champion kickboxer from West Cork Kick-Boxing Club made the presentations to CMAP Ambassador of the year Derek Hickey from SBG Cork City MMA; to CMAP Team of the year Kildorrery Karate Club; and to CMAP Instructor of the year Ciaran Brohan from T45 Jiu Jitsu BJJ.

The second half of the event was kicked into gear by Lady Fi with a rousing performance of the Queen song ‘We are the Champions.’ Lady Fi is a Cork singer songwriter. She is currently heading up a new project called ‘Momma needs Art, ‘ and is recording her first solo EP.

The final four awards of the evening were CMAP Club of the year award for Institute Krav Maga Cork, accepted by club founder and instructor Arthur Dziadkowiec, presented by Garda Shane Halligan. The CMAP Coach of the year award to Stephen O Callaghan from Cloghroe Karate, presented by Paralympic champion and Champion Sailor John Twomey; the CMAP Lifetime achievement award to Michael Keohane of Passage West Karate presented by the Deputy County Mayor Cllr. Michael Looney; and the CMAP Hall of Fame inductee award to Liam Og Griffin from SBG Cork City MMA, presented by the managing director of CMAP Leonard Coughlan.

All the awards winners watched film compilations of their accomplishments made by CMAP as part of each award format, and were photographed by John Allen to commemorate this occasion.
Many speeches were made, and some brought thunderous applause and cheers, others a tear to the eye, especially the heartfelt words of Lifetime achievement winner Sensei Michael Keohane, who has been involved in Karate for 50 years, and, as Cllr. Looney said of him at his presentation, ‘he’s just a pure gentleman.’