World Championship for Lily De La Cour

It was a fantastic week for Lily De La Cour at the World Kickboxing Championships. UCC Kickboxer and Sports Scholarship Athlete (4th year Sports Studies) beat a Greek fighter in the semi-final and then went onto fight an Italian in yesterdays final making her the new Senior World Champion at -50kg. The event took place in the City West Hotel, Dublin over the course of last week.

Speaking with Lily this morning the Bantry woman told us she was:

“Over the moon! Words cannot explain! I would just like to thank you and everyone in the sports department for your continued support between funding and my scholarship. It really facilitated my training and travelling over the last few years at UCC so I am very grateful for that”.

Deirdre Begley just missed out on the medals. She fought a really strong competitor from Norway in the quarter finals. She performed really well and did UCC proud.