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Rylane and Gardaí to square up to New York firemen in boxing ring


Rylane Boxing Club have a big date coming up and it is requiring the assistance of An Garda Siochana to tackle the New York Fire Department in a Boxing Tournament in the Riverside Hotel, Macroom on Friday, November 6.

For the toe to toe punch-up, a Rylane selection are joining forces with the Garda Boxing Club to bring over a top team from the NYFD for the eagerly awaited staging.

Rylane coach Dan Lane is enthusiastically looking ahead to the event and the hosting follows some prestigious stagings in the past that included contests with equivalent New York police department home and away.

"This is a return tournament, we carried over an Irish team to New York last March and received a terrific welcome. The upcoming staging is another prestigious event for the Rylane Club, a top team from the New York Fire Department to box a joint Rylane and An Garda Siochana team," he said.

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From its founding in 1979, Rylane Boxing Club has prospered, winning national titles in all levels from juvenile, youth, junior, intermediate and senior levels.

"Our boxers have represented Ireland in senior internationals all over the world and the club continues to make huge strides," said the Rylane coach.

Rylane is not short of playing host to international tournaments and their association with events in Millstreet's Green Glens Arena, Killarney's INEC the Rochestown Park Hotel and the Kingsley Hotel have won the club unanimous approval.

"The upcoming contest with the NYFD is another top class event that will add to the growing status of the Rylane club," said Dan.

At a launch Garda Boxing Club Secretary and Manager Detective Sergeant Larrry Morrison said he was delighted to join forces with Rylane Boxing Club.

"We've built up a great bonding with Rylane club and fittingly we are coming together once again combining our talents on taking on a hugely talented New York selection", he said.

Patrons wishing to attend the Rylane Boxing event in Macroom can obtain further details from Dan Lane ( 087-7785757) or secure tickets from club members.