Last Sunday, one of the founders of Cashel Boxing Club, Sr. Mary Walsh, cut the symbolic ribbon which officially opened the club! There was a full house on the day to watch members of Cashel boxing club and boxers from Thurles and Roscrea showing their skills and dedication to the sport in exhibition fights.
The hard training over the past few months has certainly paid off as everyone attending the event agreed that the Cashel boxers showed excellent skills and it is amazing to think that they have only been training for a few months. There were great performances from all the boxers and especially Tom Reilly of Cashel Boxing Club who won the boxer-of-the-day award for an outstanding performance! Our own coaches, Noel Philips and Jimmy Delaney, also impressed the audience in their respective fights.
Cashel Boxing Club would like to thank the boxers and coaches from Thurles and Roscrea that took part in the exhibition fights, Gary form Roscrea for refereeing and also Danny Coppinger who helped plan and prepare the event. Furthermore, we also need to acknowledge Thurles Cash & Carry, Supervalu, McDonalds and Cashel Gardai for sponsoring food and more for the opening day.
We also need to thank all the volunteers, Mary Myers, Sr. Mary Walsh, Breda Ryan, Helen Browne, Nicola Butler and Missy Fogarty, for helping out serving food and Dara McGrath (MC) and Adam Somers (DJ), all making sure that it was a thoroughly enjoyable day. The coaches in Cashel Boxing Club (Peter Whelan, Noel Philips, Ian Keating, Petra Elftorp, Jimmy Delaney, David Higgins and Christopher Hickey) and the other committee members (Martin Browne, Catherine Doyle, Sr. Mary Walsh, Sean Murphy, PJ Quinlan) also put in a lot of work to plan the event and helped out on the day. Although much needed funds were raised on the day, the club is hoping to be able to purchase some more equipment to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all our members, and we are still looking for sponsorship and appreciate even the smallest contribution.
Finally, we would also like to mention that we now have the possibility to accept more members of all ages! And we hope to see a raised interested from girls after Katie Taylor’s recent success in the world championships! See our facebook page for time table details or call in to the club, on Cahir Road in Cashel.