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Head coach of the USA amateur boxing association, and former Irish coach, Billy Walsh, will be in Castlebar after Christmas to open the new Connaught Boxing Centre of Excellence.
There was good news for Castlebar Boxing Club this week, when it was confirmed that they would be getting a new home in the county town. At the February meeting of the Castlebar Municipal District a lease between the boxing club and Mayo County Council was approved for a building located at Lough Lannagh Holiday Village.
We are in the last days of summer. It is safe to say that we have not had a great summer weather-wise, but we have had a wonderful few days last weekend and into this week. I hope you all will have had a chance to enjoy it, and that young people will have an opportunity to do all the enjoyable outdoor pursuits before school beckons.
Barna had a hurling team in 1964 and handball was very popular in the area, but anyone wanting to play football would have togged out for An Spidéal. Local games were played in Sean Lydon’s field along the shorefront, halfway between the church and Barna school. Kevin Curran and Nicholas O’Fegan were the founders of Barna GAA Club in 1965 and they managed to field minor and junior teams that year. Their junior team had the honour of playing the club’s first competitive match on May 30 1965 against a Bohermore selection known as John F Kennedy’s. Kennedy’s won by a point.