Pat McDonnell Paints Celebrates New European Taekwon-Do Champion, Rachel Wallace

Rachel Wallace of Hollyhill, Cork wins gold at Taekwon-Do 2023 European Championships in Romania

Aidan McDonnell and the Pat McDonnell Paints team were delighted to welcome Rachel Wallace in store to celebrate her recent gold medal win having been crowned Taekwon-Do European Champion in under 45kg sparring. Rachel’s proud father, John Wallace, joined by his wife Michelle, is Store Supervisor at Pat McDonnell Paints Centre Park Road, Cork and a core member of the team for over 25 years.  


Now 16, Rachel has trained with Cork Taekwon-Do North Mon & Carrigaline since the age of 4. Now a black belt and with a role as assistant instructor, Rachel is a real role model for the next generation of competitors.

Rachel will now focus on training with Team Ireland Taekwon-Do ahead of the Taekwon-Do 2023 World Championships to be held later this year in Finland.


With no funding available the team is fundraising to enable Rachel and her fellow athletes travel and represent Ireland. You can contribute to their fundraising efforts at Go Fund Me.