Sunday 23 July 2017

Irish Olympic boxer Adam Nolan retires to enjoy a 'few years of hurling'

Adam Nolan celebrates after beating Carlos Sanchez Estacio at the London Olympics
Adam Nolan celebrates after beating Carlos Sanchez Estacio at the London Olympics

Irish Olympic boxer Adam Nolan has announced his retirement from the ring at the age of 29.

Nolan, a five-time National Senior Elite champion who fought in the 2012 London Olympics, made the announcement today on Facebook and added that he is looking forward to playing more hurling with his club Oulart the Ballagh in Wexford.

"I’ve decided to call it a day on climbing into the ring, a decision that did not come easy and gave me plenty of restless nights over the last couple of months," Nolan wrote.

“To my family for all your support and encouragement along the journey – thank you, I owe it all to you. I couldn’t have asked for two better mentors in Pete Taylor and Billy Walsh, the memories I shared with them are something special.

Adam Nolan has retired from boxing
Adam Nolan has retired from boxing

"To Padraig Murphy for taking me to the top level of physical fitness, he always had me in great shape going in to every championship. A massive thanks to my bosses in Bray and in particular John Fitzpatrick. None of this would have happened without his generosity and understanding.

“Most importantly, thank you to every loyal supporter who I’ve shared the good and bad times with, you wont be forgotten. I’ve had no regrets and for me it’s time to hang up the gloves and enjoy a few years of hurling back home with Oulart the Ballagh.”

Nolan won the Wexford senior hurling title with Oulart the Ballagh last year.

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