he Knockmore Boxing club will stage the fifth Annual Vincy James Memorial tournament in the Foxford Sports and Leisure Centre on the Sunday afternoon of January 27. This is the club’s fifth anniversary and there are plans for a major event to mark the occasion. Sixteen contests will be on the main programme with 10 underage boxers prior to the main event, getting their chance to perform in front of the home crowd, some of them for the very first time. The Knockmore club is seeking sponsorship from businesses/clubs/organisations or individuals for the 16 contests and would be extremely grateful for any assistance in staging the tournament. Sponsors will have the opportunity to present the trophies to the boxers after each bout on the day. Past winners of the Vincy James cup are James Langan, the Mc Gowan brothers Dara and Tadhg and last year the 2012 National Champion Eric Nash.
Upcoming events in Mayo Boxing
Busy times ahead for Mayo boxing
The Mayo Boxing Board is about to embark on a hectic period of the year with a number of events coming up over the coming few months. The events will go to the bell from this evening, January 11, with the Ardnaree tournament in Hibernian Hall at 8pm. On Saturday, January 12 it’s the St Anne’s Tournament in the Peter Callaghnan Centre at 8pm, on Sunday, January 13 in the Breaffy GAA Centre at 8pm the Castlebar tournament will take place.
Next Friday, January 18 the Ardagh/Crossmolina competition will take place in Hineys at 8pm, with the Geesala tournament in Abhainn Mhor Lodge Hotel at 8pm on Saturday, January 19. The Charlestown/Curry tournament will take place in a venue to-be-decided at 3pm on Sunday, January 20. On Friday, January 25 in Scoil Mhuire agus Padraic at 8pm. The Swinford tournament will get under way and the next day at 8pm in the Wyatt Hotel Westport at the same time, and it’s the turn of the Eagles tournament with the Foxford Sports and Leisure Centre hosting the Foxford Tournament on Sunday, January 27 at 4pm.
February will see the Mayo Championships get under way from boys and girls up to the senior championships.