Pictured: Daryl Clarke earned bronze for Ireland at the 2017 European Open, competing in the Men’s bantamweight division.
The Irish Mixed Martial Arts Association (IMMAA) has announced its provisional team to represent the Republic of Ireland at the 2018 IMMAF European Championships and Youth European Open, taking place from 17–23 June in Bucharest, Romania, hosted by the Romanian Kempo MMA Federation (RMMAF).
For the first time, two IMMAF nation vs nation, amateur MMA tournaments will take place in Bucharest at the Grand Rin Hotel. Each competition will have its own draw as the 2018 European Championships and Youth European Open (open to worldwide competitors age 18, 19 and 20) run concurrently.
The European Championships remains open to senior athletes age 18+. Competitors of the senior event must be citizens of a European nation, making this competition IMMAF’s first closed continental event.
All competing athletes are selected to represent their country by their respective national MMA Federations/Associations.
See below for IMMAA’s provisional European Championships and Youth European Open team. For more information on how you can become affiliated, compete and get involved with IMMAA – contact IMMAA secretary Deano Wade: email@example.com
Eilís Ní Hanluain (SBG Cork)
Dee Fitzpatrick (SBG HQ)
David Fogarty (SBG Charlestown)
Dylan Kennedy (No Fear)
Mikey McCoy (Fantom) JUNIOR
Jamie Abbott-Bissett (Ryano HQ) JUNIOR
Dylan Ó Donovan (SBG Cork)
Ronan Butler (SBG Cork)
Patrick Dunne-Symes (Ryano HQ) JUNIOR
Jack Maguire (Cork MMA)
Ryan O’Connor (SBG Cork)
Nahom Alem (Living I) JUNIOR
Jordan Bradshaw (C-MAC) JUNIOR
Ciarán Clarke (SBGi)
Lee Hammond (SBGi)
Adam Darby (Ryano HQ) JUNIOR
Patrick Lehane (SBG Cork) JUNIOR
John Mitchell (Cork MMA)
John Byrne (SBGi)
ALTERNATE Mark Gallivan (Ryano)
Ryan Spillane (SBG Cork)
Padraig Kelleher (SBG Cork)
Brian Draper (Ryano HQ) JUNIOR