IMMAF World Cup: Team Ireland Compete

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) is holding the 2021 World Cup in Prague, Czech Republic. The action takes place between the 8th-11th September and will see 176 athletes compete across Junior and Senior divisions. All fighters checked in today in the Hotel International, where the tournament draws were made and the rules meeting took place.

Team Ireland will compete as an all-Ireland team for the first time at an IMMAF Championships, sending athletes in both the Junior and Senior divisions. 36 fighters will compete across the brackets alongside 9 coaches. Head Coach Andy Ryan is joined by Danny Corr, Gerry Poltorak, Marlene Griffin, Danni Neilan, Frankie Corr, Paddy Holohan, Alexander O’Sullivan and Fionn O’Rourke.

The teams feature a mixture of IMMAF veterans and first timers alike. Below are the fighters donning the green tracksuit.

Senior Team

  • Lynn Johnson – Women’s Atomweight
  • Aeilish O’Hanlon – Women’s Atomweight
  • Caitlyn Hadfield – Women’s Straweight
  • Gary Rooney – Men’s Flyweight
  • Eoghan Teague – Men’s Flyweight
  • Jamie Abbott Bissett – Men’s Flyweight
  • Taylor Quinn – Men’s Bantamweight
  • Shauna Bannon – Women’s Bantamweight
  • Kerry Ann Vernon – Women’s Bantamweight
  • Brandon Myers – Men’s Bantamweight
  • Damien McKenna – Men’s Featherweight
  • Patrick Moran – Men’s Featherweight
  • Lewis Byrne – Men’s Featherweight
  • Darragh Kelly – Men’s Lightweight
  • Solomon Simon – Men’s Lightweight
  • Adam Mcenroe – Men’s Welterweight
  • Colin Meagher – Men’s Welterweight
  • Cameron Clements – Men’s Welterweight
  • Stephen Costello – Men’s Middleweight
  • Eoin Sheridan – Men’s Middleweight
  • Trevor Makengo – Men’s Heavyweight

Junior Team

  • Kian Mccarton – Men’s Flyweight
  • Kiya O’Sullivan – Women’s Flyweight
  • Megan Hamill – Women’s Flyweight
  • Sarah Carney – Women’s Bantamweight
  • Sinead Ni Nuallain – Women’s Bantamweight
  • Sarah Elliott-Sheridan – Women’s Featherweight
  • Ryan Keogh – Men’s Featherweight
  • Ciaran Maskey – Men’s Featherweight
  • Liam Hand – Men’s Featherweight
  • Youcef Oukacine – Men’s Lightweight
  • Emmet Corr – Men’s Lightweight
  • Max Gunning – Men’s Lightweight
  • Brad McSeveney – Men’s Lightweight
  • Alex Fagan – Men’s Welterweight 
  • Dara Ward – Men’s Middleweight

The action is available to see on IMMAF.tv and access for the 4 days can be purchased for €3.99 (free for current monthly subscribers). The fights kick off in Cage 1 and Cage 2 at 07:30 on September 8th. Stay tuned to SevereMMA for updates.

Seán Denny is a Dublin man who writes mostly on the European scene, with a keen interest in the Irish, UK and Polish scenes in particular. Follow me on Twitter at @DennyRants.