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Young Olympic club boxer set for semi-final bout at Euro championships

The Galway sporting world will be getting behind Olympic Boxing Club’s Frankie Cleary who is guaranteed a bronze medal at least at the European Junior Championships in Russia.

Casey is special guest at Olympic tournament

Newly-crowned European professional boxing champion, Willie 'Big Bang' Casey, will be guest of honour at a boxing tournament in Galway on Saturday.

Olympic boxers claim 15 titles

Galway’s Olympic Boxing Club s celebrating it success at the Connacht boys and youth boxing championship held in Westport with 15 youngsters claiming titles.

Galway boxers take on Chicago’s All-American team

An all-star American team of boxers will take on Irish champions in a top-class international amateur boxing contest between twin cities Galway and Chicago on Sunday July 12.

Some memories of a Galwegian

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Michael Gillen was born in a house on a corner at Galway Docks in 1933. His family soon moved to Cooke’s Terrace in Bohermore, which he describes as “the best place I have ever lived in... you could not find a bad neighbour”. He had a “massive childhood”, much of it revolving around sport. Two of his great mentors were Tom Fleming and Martin King, both from Bohermore and both All-Ireland winners with the Galway hurling team in 1923. Michael’s dad grew vegetables and potatoes in ‘The Plots’ on the Headford Road, and his mother kept chickens in the back garden. Michael was always chasing them around, which is probably the reason why everyone called him Chick. This nickname stuck to him to the extent that one day, when a gang of his pals called to the door and said, “Is Michael in?” his mother had to think before she finally replied, “Do you mean Chick?”

Cracker contests expected at Olympic’s fight night

Olympic Boxing Club gets ready to rumble this Christmas with the club’s annual tournament featuring some of the best senior boxers in the country.

 

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