Boxing

Southside boxing to host fight night with defence forces

By Jack Neville / June 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

Limerick boxing county board will this Sunday (9th) hold a senior/elite boxing show versus the formidable defence forces team. On the night there will be 9 representative matches and 4 support bouts. The defence forces are in training camps leading to the upcoming world military games and will travel with a very strong team but,…

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Next stop TG4 for Limerick’s Graham “G-Train” McCormack

By Jack Neville / March 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

Injury saw Graham McCormack denied the chance to box in a big domestic dust-up in December but he will get a second chance in Dublin at the end of the month when the Limerick middleweight faces former sparring partner Jade Karam on Saturday March 30th on Assassin Promotions and Boxing Ireland Promotions ‘Clash of the…

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TG4 to broadcast IABA Men’s and Women’s Irish National Senior Elite Boxing Finals

By Jack Neville / February 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

TG4 to broadcast the IABA Men’s and Women’s Irish National Senior Elite Boxing Finals next Saturday (23 February). There will be much Rathkeale interest with Martin Keenan fighting in the Super Heavyweight final. All 18 Fights will be broadcast Live on YouTube while TG4’s main channel will have live coverage from 8:45pm to 11:05pm The…

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LISTEN: “I want to win this for my family” – Keenan

By John Keogh / February 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

Martin Keenan will contest his 3rd Consecutive Elite Super Heavyweight Final on the trot when he takes on last year’s champ Dean Gardiner at the National Stadium on Saturday. Keenan will face Dean Gardiner in a repeat of last year’s 91+ kg final in which Gardiner game out victorious. Fellow Rathkeale boxer Nell Fox is…

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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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