Saturday 18 November 2017

Club members put on boxing gloves to raise money at Fight Night

By Sara Gahan

Emma Whelan and Rachel Flood O'Keeffe.
Emma Whelan and Rachel Flood O'Keeffe.
Niamh Crosbie and Lauren Byrne.
John Walsh and Andrea Furlong.
George Cullen and Tony Crosbie.
Anita O'Connor, Nicole Fenlon, Shirley Roche and Josephine Roche.
Zoe Moorehouse, Claudette Scallan and Keith Morrissey.
Matt Gurdak, Jacob Mizevska, Jo Fevlas and Adrian Kudravceyk.
Eoin Healy of Wexford Bohs on his way to victory over Paulie O'Mahony, Wexford Celtic.
Stephen Shannon of St Mary's, who won the bout, in action against Colm O'Dowd of Wexford Bohs.

Local sporting heroes made the transition from pitch to ring to help raise funds for their local clubs at the annual Fight Night at St Joseph's Club, Wexford.

St Joseph's GAA Club brought back the highly successful Vegas style white-collar boxing for the fourth year, with six clubs taking part.

The clubs were St Mary's Maudlintown GAA Club, St Joseph's GAA Club, Wexford Albion AFC, Wexford Bohs AFC, Wexford Celtic AFC and Menapians Athletic Club.

'30 athletes who have never boxed before took part in the fight night. All the boxers went for six weeks of rigorous training with senior experienced boxing coaches. The athletes took the event very seriously and were out to win. The fights were highly charged and well-fought. Big thank you to all the men who took part,' said Chairman of St Joseph's Wayne Rogan.

The tournament consisted of 12 bouts of three rounds with well over 1,000 supporters cheering them all on. 'It was a fantastic night, very busy with everyone who attended and it just keeps getting bigger every year. It is not just men at the event either, it has become 50/50 with more women attending each year. We are looking forward to the next one already,' said Wayne.

Wexford People

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