Monday 11 December 2017

Irish boxers Michael Conlan and Paddy Barnes choose opposing sides for the All Ireland Hurling final

4 September 2016; Boxers Paddy Barnes, Michael Conlan and Jamie Conlan arriving for the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Kilkenny and Tipperary at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Paul Mohan/Sportsfile
4 September 2016; Boxers Paddy Barnes, Michael Conlan and Jamie Conlan arriving for the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Kilkenny and Tipperary at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Paul Mohan/Sportsfile
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

They might be Belfast boys born and bred but Irish Olympic boxers Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan have certainly nailed their colours to the mast for this afternoon’s All Ireland SHC final between Kilkenny and Tipperary.

Barnes and Conlan, who each won bronze medals at the London games fours ago, but were unable to add to their haul in Rio this summer, are at GAA HQ to take in all the action as the Premier County seek to dethrone Brian Cody and co.

Both fighters are always quick to support their sporting compatriots, but today they’ve distinctly chosen sides.

Barnes is proudly donning the famous black and amber, along with Conlan’s brother, Jamie, while Michael is wearing the blue and gold of Tipp.

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