Saturday 19 April 2014

John Joe takes to ring in fight against suicide

OLYMPIC hero John Joe Nevin has joined the fight against suicide with an appearance at a charity fight night in Croke Park.

The silver medallist joined Jimmy Magee and Michael Carruth at the Croker Clash Charity Fight Night which aims to raise funds for the suicide crisis centre, Pieta House.

The night also saw brave beginners get into the ring for the first time after only a few weeks of training.

The event is organised annually by Mountjoy prison officers Helen Feeney and Paul Dunne, stalwarts of the Irish boxing scene.

Pieta House, based in Lucan, Dublin provides free-of-charge therapeutic service for people in the acute stages of distress.

The centre has helped more than 6,000 people.

Irish Independent

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