An Garda Siochana will take on the New York Police Department in a boxing tournament in The Welcome Inn Hotel, Castlebar, on Saturday, October 5. This is a long standing and prestigious fixture. The Garda team have been travelling to New York since 1986. Last year the Garda team hosted the NYPD for the first time ever. The 15 person NYPD group are travelling this year as part of the Gathering Celebrations and will be in Ireland from October 4 to 7 for the events.
During the evening there will be an open raffle for high valued sporting goods. All proceeds of this auction will go towards the Jack and Jill Foundation and add to the €150,000 raised by the Garda Boxing club in the past three years through the Kops4kidz, Fighting for Ronan and other local events they have run.