Sunday 22 July 2018

Boxing Academy provides a knock out of a night!

Ben O’Brien, Brent O’Reilly and Harper Leacy
Ben O’Brien, Brent O’Reilly and Harper Leacy

There was a great attendance at the IFA Centre as Enniscorthy Boxing Academy got ready to rumble with a fight night featuring the finest young boxers from all over the country. Friends, family and boxing fans piled into the centre to see the club's young talent take on fighters from St Coleman's Club in Cork and Raging Bull in Carlow.

There were some seriously well matched fights on the night with a number of very close decisions giving the judges headaches. The night served as great preparation for the upcoming Leinster Championships, in which the club hopes to fair well this year.

'It was a great night,' said founding member Fergus Turner. 'We had a great crowd in and it was great preparation for the lads. They were all very well-matched fights which is a difficult thing to get at these events.'

The club now has a total of 57 members, training at their facility on Redmond Street a couple of nights a week. Growing all the time, they are now hopeful of finding a bigger premises in the coming year and potential new members are welcome to check out their Facebook page.

Enniscorthy Guardian