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GAA players take on boxing

TWO GAA clubs will be fighting it out -- in the boxing ring.

Naomh Barrog and Fingallians are training hard for the 'Rumble in Fingal' boxing fundraiser.

The two Fingal clubs regularly meet on the pitch at senior level. This encounter will feature 18 fights, four for female players.

The fundraiser will take place in the Wright Venue in Swords on November 3.

Tickets for the event cost €20 and are available from both clubs.



Ex Falklands governor held

THE military governor of the Falkland Islands during Argentina's brief occupation in 1982 was detained for his alleged role in human rights abuses at a torture centre in the 1970s, prosecutors said.

Former General Mario Benjamin Menendez (82) was briefly governor of the Falklands, after Argentina occupied the islands.

British troops retook the islands in 1982.

His arrest relates to La Escuelita, a torture centre that he allegedly helped run in 1975, before the military coup that ushered in Argentina's dictatorship.



Coast guard boat overturns

A SOUTH Korean coast guard boat capsized after rescuing sailors from a damaged cargo ship, killing five sailors.

The coast guard boat tipped over after rescuing 11 Chinese and Filipino sailors from a damaged Malaysian cargo ship.

The rescued sailors and the Korean boat's crew were moving to a larger coast guard ship when it overturned.

All the Asian sailors were plucked from the water, but three Filipinos and two Chinese were unconscious and later died in hospital. One coast guard officer was hurt.



Stones 'can't stop touring'

RONNIE Wood said the Rolling Stones "won't be able to stop" touring if their 50th anniversary concerts are a success.

The guitarist said the band are sounding "up to and above par" in rehearsals in Paris.

Wood joined bandmates Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards at the world premiere of Crossfire Hurricane -- a film of their lengthy career -- at the London Film Festival.


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