Friday 24 October 2014

Achievement award for Cashen Vale's Brian Wall


Published 14/11/2012 | 11:29

BRIAN Wall (Cashen Vale BC. Ballybunion) scooped a Junior Achievements Award at the Irish Amateur Boxing Association's Annual Awards Night at the Green Isle Hotel in Dublin last Friday evening. The Olympic Achievers Award went to Katie Taylor, John Joe Nevin, Michael Conlan, Paddy Barnes, team captain Darren O'Neill and Adam Nolan. Katie Taylor got best boxer of the year award.

The Cashen Vale club's annual tournament will take place on Sunday, November 25 in the club gym in the Ballybunion Community Centre, starting at 2pm. You can be guaranteed lots of local boxers will be on the bill and there will be some great boxing. We really need you all to come along and support our club and boxers.

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