RAPHOE BOXING CLUB STILL PACKING A PUNCH AFTER 25 YEARS

first_imgThe swelling numbers of Raphoe Boxing ClubIt may not be hundreds of years old but Raphoe Boxing Club has packed a huge punch since it was first founded.Set up by Tommy Stewart, Peter O’Donnell and Brendan Ryan in 1988, the club is all that is good about boxing and volunteers in the community.The club enjoyed its first months in a room given to them above his bookmaker’s shop by local businessman Frank McBrearty. But as the numbers quickly swelled the club was forced to move to a portacabin in the grounds of Deele College without heat or running water.Despite the lack of resources the club went on to produce no less than three Irish champions including Coumba Mc Brearty , Danny Ryan and Gerard McGranaghan.The club moved to the Marathon Hall befpre opening their own clubhouse in 1994 assisted by local TD Paddy Harte.A blast from the past from Raphoe ABC!Down through the years in the capable hands of men like Stewart, Ryan and O’Donnell, the club has become a home from home for many young people. The club now has a new head coach in former Ulster Senior champ Gary McCullagh, assisted by Stephen ‘the prince’ Mc Bride, John ‘slugger’ Sweeney and Paul ´buddis´ O’Donnell all former boxers putting something back into the club.To celebrate 25 years in existence Raphoe Boxing Club are hosting a dinner dance in Jacksons Hotel this Saturday, November 16thTickets can be bought from any club member. RAPHOE BOXING CLUB STILL PACKING A PUNCH AFTER 25 YEARS was last modified: November 12th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Raphoe Boxing Clublast_img read more