18-year-old Ben Corrigan, representing Team Ryano OMMA, was in fine form in Athlone last Saturday as he won gold at the ADCC (Abu Dhabi Combat Club) Irish Open Championships at under 65kg.

Ben’s first match resulted in him beating a much older opponent beating him via disqualification after a six minute match where Ben had full control the whole time.

That saw Corrigan progress through to the final where he had an eight minute encounter with a strong opponent from Dublin. And it was the Enniskillen competitor who went on to take gold as he claimed the Irish title with a triangle armbar in the last minutes.