Carrick-on-Suir boxers raise funds for Niall Mellon Trust

A group of novice boxers donned their gloves and took to the ring at the Swan GAA Club to raise funds for a charity that builds homes for poor people living in South African townships.

A group of novice boxers donned their gloves and took to the ring at the Swan GAA Club to raise funds for a charity that builds homes for poor people living in South African townships.

The novel White Collar fundraising boxing tournament was organised by Carrick-on-Suir man Willie Walsh, who will travel to South Africa with Marion Landers from Carrickbeg and 600 other volunteers in November to help build homes for the Niall Mellon Township Trust.

Fourteen boxers from local GAA, soccer and rugby clubs, competed in seven bouts in the tournament.

They were all newcomers to the sport, who underwent six weeks of intensive training under the guidance of coaches from St Nicholas Boxing Club in Carrick-on-Suir in preparation for the competition that took place on Saturday, April 7.