In these times of doom and gloom it is great to report the rare success story which Cashel Boxing Club is.
The club has been driven on since its inception by a small group of loyal and committed members, namely Peter Whelan (chairperson), Petra Elftrop (secretary) and committee members Ian Keating, Noel Phillips, David Higgins, Chris Hickey and Jimmy Delaney. These people have given up numerous hours on a voluntary basis since the club was established for which the club and town are indebted to them. Other committee members are Sr Mary Walsh, Catherine Doyle, (Cashel Neighbourhood Youth Project ) Sean Murphy, Martin Browne and PJ. Quinlan.
The Club was formed in October 2011 and took up residence in the old National School on the Green where it shared the building with Cashel Scouts. The club would like to thank the scouts for facilitating them for the three months that they were there.
As numbers grew a decision was made to move to their present premises on the Cahir Road (opposite Lidl). At the moment there are between 50 and 60 members. All the hard work is paying dividends, as the club has already had a representative fight at national level, and from going around the county to other clubs, word is spreading about Cashel’s up and coming boxers. Coaches from these established clubs are already predicting that Cashel will have All Ireland champions within the next few years.
When the club was formed it met two nights a week, but as the numbers grew it became apparent that this was not enough to meet demand and more sessions were needed and as a result the club now opens six evenings a week, thanks to the commitment of the dedicated committee members involved in the training.
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