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Ulster boxers take the honours in Swinford

The visiting boxers from Ulster took the majority of the contests in the inter-provincal tournament held in the Conway Gym and Fitness Centre in Swinford last Friday night. The opening four contests on the night involved eight Mayo boxers as support bouts for the main contests. The best contest of the night was awarded to the meeting of Vicky Harraghy (Swinford/Connacht) and Grainne Gallagher (Twin Towns/Ulster) with the visiting girl taking the girl two, 46kg contest 3-0. There were wins on the night for Chloe Moore (Swinford/Connacht) in the girl two 42kg grade, Shannon Sweeney (St Anne’s/Connacht), and Aoife Hennigan (Swinford/Connacht) in the intermediate 63kg grade.

Three more competitions this weekend for Mayo boxe

Following last weekend’s three events held by Ardagh/Crossmolina BC, Geesala BC, and Charlestown BC, the action moves to Swinford tonight, Friday January 24, in the Conway Fitness Centre at 8pm. Then to the Wyatt Hotel Westport for the Eagle BC tournament tomorrow at 8pm and the weekend’s action will wrap up with the sixth annual Vincy James Memorial tournament in Foxford Sports and Leisure Centre this Sunday, January 26 at 3pm.

Sports clubs unite in white collar event

Three sporting clubs in the Foxford area have joined forces to stage a fantastic night of white collar boxing. Knockmore /Foxford boxing club, Moy Davitts (GAA), and Straide and Foxford United (soccer) will put on an exhibition of boxing that is certain to entertain the large attendance expected as ticket sales are soaring at present. Under strict coaching by the KFC boxing coaches the participants are almost fully prepared to step between the ropes for the first time in competition this Sunday October 27 in Foxford Sports and Leisure Centre.

SafeTALK training

SafeTALK is a three hour training programme that prepares anyone over the age of 18 to identify people with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. Following a safeTALK workshop you will be more willing and able to perform an important helping role for people with thoughts of suicide.

Young Pugilists take to scales

The younger pugilists in Connacht boxing will have the opportunity to qualify for the National Championships this weekend on Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10 in Foxford Sports and Leisure Centre. Following a very successful Boy 4, Youth 1, Youth 2 Championships in the same venue and again hosted by the Knockmore Boxing Club the Boy 1, 2, 3 and under 18 Girls and Boys will take to the scales at 9am and the first boxers will step between the ropes at noon. A large entry is expected into these championships from the 47 clubs throughout the province and the finals will be held in Oughterard on Saturday March 16 commencing at 10 am.

Car boot sale

The next indoor car boot sale in Foxford Sports and Leisure Centre will take place on Sunday January 20.

Knockmore to host fifth annual Vincy James tournament

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.

Santa’s Grotto

Visit Santa’s Grotto at the Christmas craft fair in Foxford. The fair takes place in Foxford Sports and Leisure Centre on November 30, December 1 and 2. Santa will be there from 12pm to 6pm on December 1 and 2.

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