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Monday 16 September 2019

Wexford's Liam Walsh memorial tournament a great success

Billy Walsh and Dean Walsh during the tournament.
Billy Walsh and Dean Walsh during the tournament.

By David Tucker

The inaugural Liam Walsh Memorial Boxing Tournament has been hailed a great success by club organisers and the Walsh Family. The tournament, which celebrates the contribution the late Liam Walsh has made to boxing, raised €12,000 for St. Joseph's/St. Ibar's boxing club; €2,300 was raised through raffle ticket sales for Wexford Hospice Home Care.

Billy Walsh, Head Coach at the IABA High Performance Unit and Liam's son said, 'It was certainly a night to remember and we are delighted about how it all went. On behalf of the Walsh family, St. Ibar's/St. Joseph's Club and, the organisers of the tournament, I want to thank everyone who supported the event in any way.

'The support was absolutely amazing and is much appreciated. Dad would have been very proud.'

Wexford's boxing Olympian Adam Nolan was awarded 'The Liam Walsh Memorial Trophy' as the most promising boxer on the night. Organisers are already starting to prepare for this year's tournament the date of which will be announced later.

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