Boxing

Limerick Boxers Sheehy & Casey are Belgian bound for international bouts

By Raffaele Rocca / December 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

Two of Limerick’s top Elite amateur boxers will travel to Belgium this week to fight in a huge sporting event in Charleroi on Saturday night 15th December. St Francis boxers Myles Casey and Kevin Sheehy – both of whom have won four national titles each – are no strangers to international competition. Owing to the…

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LISTEN: Limerick Boxers Carry On Despite Tokyo Uncertainty

By Raffaele Rocca / November 23, 2018 / 0 Comments

The prospect of boxing being expelled from the Olympics is a very real possibility following the recent presidential election of Uzbekistan’s Gafur Rakhimov to the top International Boxing Association post. The Uzbek took 86 of the 134 votes to beat off competition from Kazakhstan’s Serik Konakbayev. The International Olympic Committee has stated their concern at his presidential…

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LISTEN: Lee Reeves hoping to “reap the rewards” in Pro debut

By Raffaele Rocca / November 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

Limerick’s Lee Reeves makes his professional boxing debut this Saturday in Toronto. Reeves will work with Lee Baxter Promotions on the night in his fight against Benito Aburto of Mexico. A former underage champion at national level, 23-year-old welterweight Reeves comes from the Corpus Christi club and will have Declan Fitzgerald in his corner for…

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St Francis Boxer Kevin Sheehy impresses with win over Dean Scullion

By Raffaele Rocca / October 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

Kevin Sheehy thrilled a very vocal crowd of over 350 supporters in St John pavilion when the young St Francis heavyweight beat northern opponent Dean Scullion in the headline bout of Sunday’s fight card. The elite boxing event was held in St John’s Pavilion on Sunday afternoon in front of a sell out who certainly…

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WATCH: Kevin Sheehy & Tommy Casey chat ahead of Elite St Francis Boxing event

By Raffaele Rocca / October 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

St Francis Boxing Club will host an elite boxing event at St John’s Pavilion this Sunday October 28th with several serious bouts on the card.  The event will be an eight fight senior / elite show with Limerick’s top elite fighters versus opponents from Galway, Antrim and Cork. The headline fight will be Irish Senior and…

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3 Limerick boxers guaranteed at least bronze in European competitions

By Raffaele Rocca / October 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

In an incredible couple of days for Limerick boxing all 3 Limerick boxers currently in action in Eastern Europe will be bringing medals home from their respective competitions. In Belarus Kevin Sheehy and Martin Keenan both secured medals yesterday in hard fought quarter final wins in the prestigious Liventsev Memorial Multi nations event. St Francis…

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Three Limerick boxers depart for international competitions

By Raffaele Rocca / October 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

Three Limerick boxers will be in action in Eastern Europe this week in two separate international events. Elite boxers Martin Kennan and Kevin Sheehy will fly to Minsk in Belarus to compete in the  prestigious Liventsev Memorial Tournament whilst Breda Quilligan will compete in Anapa, Russia in the European Junior Championships. Quilligan and Kennan box with the…

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Rathkeale Boxing Club’s Breda Quilligan claims national title

By Raffaele Rocca / August 21, 2018 / 1 Comment

Breda Quilligan of Rathkeale boxing club claimed her fourth national title last Saturday in Dublin when she won the 46kg Senior Cadet title. Having boxed 3 Irish champs over two weekends Breda won a very competitive division beating Georgina Sheridan of Tipp town in the quarters, Donegals Cody Lafferty in the semis and in the…

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St Michael’s Rowing Club looking for further success at Fermoy Regatta

By Raffaele Rocca / June 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

Hot on the heels of Cork Regatta last weekend, rowers of the St. Michael’s Rowing Club will once again make a trip to the Rebel County, this time for Fermoy Regatta on the River Blackwater on Sunday, July 1st. This sprint regatta, being less than 500m in length is a perfect opportunity to hone their…

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WATCH – Limerick Rise Up – A journey to the National Elite Boxing Championship finals

By Luke Liddy / February 23, 2018 / 1 Comment

WATCH – Limerick Rise Up – A journey to the National Elite finals. Three Limerick boxers will travel to Dublin to take part in the showpiece of Irish amateur boxing this Saturday as the National Elite Championship finals get underway at the National Stadium. Kevin Sheehy of St Francis Boxing Club secured his place in…

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