Newry Sinn Féin to host Boxing Extravaganza
Thursday, November 14th, 2013
Community, Sport, What's On
Newry Sinn Féin activists are seeing stars as training intensifies for their inaugural White Collar Boxing Spectacular which will be held in Bellini’s on Friday 22nd November at 8.00pm.
The event will see ten matches between twenty amateur boxers from across the Newry and Mourne area.
Both ladies and gentlemen are participating in the event and they have been in intensive training for the past eight weeks with the help of St John Bosco Boxing Club coaches.
Sinn Féin candidates for the 2014 elections Charlie Casey, Valerie Harte and Liz Kimmins were on hand to officially launch the epic contest. Brave soul Charlie Casey risked a knockout blow by getting in the ring with the gloved up participants and his election mates.
Charlie told Newry Times, “I felt very vulnerable in the ring with some of the contestants and I’m glad it was only for a photograph. Joking aside I am really looking forward to this event which is commanding a great interest already among members of the public.
“Being here at the training tonight has demonstrated the dedication and effort which the participating boxers are putting into this event and I hope that it is well supported.”
Master of Ceremonies on the night will be Barry McElduff MLA, himself no stranger to the boxing ring.
Assembly Member for Newry Mickey Brady said, “This promises to be a great demonstration of skills and passion and now that Barry is confirmed to play a role I’m sure that he will help “Keep ‘er Lit” all night. I just hope that he makes it out alive to fight another day in the Stormont boxing ring.”
Sinn Féin activists are currently approaching businesses to purchase advertising at this event.
Tickets for this event are priced at £10 and are available from the Newry Sinn Féin office. People are also able to pay at the door on the night. More information can be obtained by contacting Newry Sinn Féin office on 028 3026 1693.
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