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Busy week for Swinford star ends with National Title

Last week has been a very successful week for Swinford`s Aaron Mc Loughlin.

On Tuesday evening he attended the JCI Mayo Young Person of the year awards in A.I.B Castlebar. On Wednesday night in Clontarf Castle Dublin, Aaron attended the DCU Clubs and Societies awards.

Aaron was awarded DCU Sports Peron of the Year for his outstanding karate achievements and contribution to sport in DCU. This is the highest sporting honor within the university. In recognition of their success at the Intervarsity Finals where he Captained and Coached the DCU Karate club to win the Perpetual Cup for the first time in their forty year history, his team were also awarded Team of the Year.

Tomorrow night Aaron attends a DCU Sports Development awards ceremony which will include students who received Elite Sports Scholarships in the college.

But yesterday it was back to work at the All-Ireland National Finals in Dublin where Aaron took Gold in the -67kg category. Aaron has been -60kg National Champion in the past and has now taken over  the number one spot in his first year competing in the new weight category.

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