Boxing

Willie ‘Big Bang’ Casey to return to boxing with Graeme McCormack

By Jack Neville / April 3, 2020 /

Limerick boxer Willie ‘Big Bang’ Casey is set to return to the sport after retiring in 2014, Irish Boxing has reported. The Limerick native will join fellow county man Graeme ‘G-Train’ McCormack’s team. Casey burst onto the scene in 2010 winning the Prizefighter series on Sky Sports with his aggressive style. He defeated Paul Niland…

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O'Leary Scotland Bound For Title Tussle

By Raffaele Rocca / January 28, 2020 /

Siobhan O’Leary will head to Scotland at the end of the month for a breakthrough title fight. The Kerry-born Limerick-based puncher will face Scottish-based Greek Eftychia Kathopouli [3 wins, 1 loss] for the Celtic Nations title at the Gilvenbank Hotel in Glenrothes next Friday [January 31st] night.. A fight initially due to take place last…

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Gleeson victorious in Winter Box Cup

By John Keogh / December 10, 2019 /

St Francis boxer Cori Gleeson enjoyed a very successful outing in the Womens Winter Box Cup held in Guildford, England last weekend. The Nenagh native was crowned champion after two very good wins and was one of just five Irish boxers that did so. Her first bout was Saturday when she out-boxed and outscored English…

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Rathkeale Double at National Elite Finals

By Ronan Coughlan / November 25, 2019 /

There was plenty to celebrate in Rathkeale Boxing Club last Friday night as two of its club members claimed Elite gold at the National Stadium in Dublin. Nell Fox, (who was the third fight of the evening) claimed her 19th National title when she beat Leona Houlihan 5-0 in the 81kg final. Fox controlled the…

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Rathkeale Boxers to be televised in National Finals tomorrow

By Jack Neville / November 21, 2019 /

TG4 to broadcast the IABA Men’s and Women’s Irish National Senior Elite Boxing Finals tomorrow Friday 22 November. All 17 Fights will be broadcast Live on YouTube Spórt TG4, while TG4 will have live coverage from 7:30pm to 11:00pm. Rathkeale Boxing Club’s Jason Harty and Nell Fox are both competing on the night. Multi-time National…

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‘The Real Deal’ Donovan tipped for MSG show

By Ronan Coughlan / November 18, 2019 /

Limerick trained boxing prospect Paddy ‘The Real Deal’ Donovan scored the second win of his professional career in Glasgow on Saturday night. The 20-year- old who for many years trained out of Our Lady of Lourdes Boxing club, opened the first round patiently with his rangy jab before offloading menacing body shots and stiff uppercuts forcing his…

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WATCH: Ken Moore on why Conlan meeting was lightbulb moment for Kevin Sheehy Mural

By Ronan Coughlan / September 30, 2019 /

A mural to commemorate Irish champion boxer Kevin Sheehy was unveiled outside St Francis Boxing Club last Saturday. The talented boxer (who killed in a hit-and-run earlier this year) will be forever remembered thanks to the work of Sheehy’s Coach Ken Moore and his wife Marion, who had the piece commissioned by ADW Artists in…

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Paddy Donovan to make Pro Boxing debut in October

By Ronan Coughlan / September 10, 2019 /

Paddy Donovan will make his professional boxing debut on October 11th The Ennis man (who trained out of Our Lady of Lourdes Boxing Club during his Amateur days) will fight at Belfast’s Ulster Hall as part of an MTK Global show headlined by a flyweight fight between double Olympic Bronze medalist Paddy Barnes and Jay…

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WATCH: Michael Conlan dedicates Title Victory to Kevin Sheehy

By Jack Neville / August 5, 2019 /

On Saturday night, Ireland’s Micheal Conlan made it twelve wins from twelve professional fights with a ninth round stoppage over Diego Alberto Ruiz in Falls Park Belfast. The featherweight was defending his WBO Inter-Continental belt and picked up the WBA equivalent with the victory. Afterwards, Conlan dedicated his victory over Ruiz to the late Kevin…

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Michael Conlan to honour the late Kevin Sheehy this Saturday

By Jack Neville / July 30, 2019 /

This Sunday, WBO Intercontinental Featherweight Champion, Michael Conlan takes on Diego Ruiz in Falls Park, Belfast for the WBA Intercontinental title. On the night, Conlan will wear special shorts commemorating the memory of the late Limerick boxer Kevin Sheehy who was tragically killed earlier this month. The shorts have ‘RIP KS’ written on them in…

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