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Sunday 15 July 2018

Annual boxing exhibition packs a punch

Timmy Summers, St Ibar's, Orann Clare, St Ibar's, and Liam Kehoe, Gorey Boxing Club, with Donal Walsh, referee, and Garda Niall Murphy
Timmy Summers, St Ibar's, Orann Clare, St Ibar's, and Liam Kehoe, Gorey Boxing Club, with Donal Walsh, referee, and Garda Niall Murphy
James Cullen, CBS Boxing Club, Ruairi O'Connor, St Ibar's, and Shane Turner, Enniscorthy Boxing Club, with Donal Walsh, referee, and Garda Niall Murphy

Esther Hayden

Boys and girls of various ages packed a heavy punch at the end of season showcase boxing exhibition recently.

Organised by St Ibar's Boxing Club in Wexford the exhibition showcase which was held in St Joseph's Community Centre was sponsored by Wexford Garda Siochana.

Children aged between 8 years and 12 years took part in the exhibition bouts cheered on by their family and friends.

Nicky Kane of St Ibar's Club said it had been a fantastic night with 26 children taking part in 13 bouts.

The boxing students were from St Ibar's Club, Enniscorthy Boxing Academy, Gorey Boxing Club and Wexford CBS. As the boxers were all underage there was no judging process and each student received a medal which was presented by Garda Niall Murphy on behalf of the gardai.

'It was a great night', said Nicky 'and it was a great end of the season. There was a great crowd there which really added to the atmosphere.'

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