Competition hots up in the ‘Battle of South Armagh’

Emma Taylor Posted by
emma@newrytimes.com
Thursday, April 26th, 2012
Community, What's On

Thirty newly trained boxers from across South Armagh will be stepping into the ring competitively for the first time on Friday 27th April to represent their community in the ‘Battle of South Armagh’. The event, which takes place in the Canal Court Hotel and begins at 7.00pm, is one of the most hotly anticipated night’s in the calendar when the boxers will have to use brains and brawn to outwit each other in the ring.

Speaking to Newry Times about the event, Chairperson of the organising committee Gerry Smith said, “These young men have all been engaged in weeks of intensive training with Tony Loughran and Martin McCusker. They have really been put through their paces and they are all eager to prove themselves come Friday night. We are hopeful that over 1000 people will come along to watch proceedings on the night and local community activists have been busy selling tickets and making sure everything is ready to go.”

Gerry continued by commending all those who had supported the event, which is raising funds for Camlough IT Centre & Camlough Community House. “The level of support from South Armagh businesses has been phenomenal and we are really grateful to anyone who has sponsored any part of the event or bought a ticket to attend.”

“I must also give particular thanks to the young men who are taking part on the night, they have shown great dedication to their training and learning the skills of boxing. We have participants from every corner of South Armagh, from Cullaville to Forkhill and Derramore to Dromintee. It should be a fantastic night and I urge anyone interested to come along on the night,” he added.


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