Members of the Castleisland based Sliabh Luachra Boxing Club rarely miss a season without good reason to celebrate their achievements.
Now just a couple of weeks back into its 2017/2018 season and one of its coaches, Anthony Walsh has provided the reason for the earlier than usual celebrations.
The dedicated boxer/coach won his 81kg weight division in the increasingly prestigious Celtic Box Cup hosted by Dungarvan Boxing Club at the weekend.
Delighted for Anthony
Sliabh Luachra club founder member, John O’Connell said the whole club is delighted at Anthony’s win.
He was going well all weekend and he stopped one of his opponents on his way to the final. He also stopped his man in the final with a cut eye. He was well ahead on points anyway and we had no worries,” said John.
The Celtic Box Cup was started in 2013 by Dungarvan Boxing Club and it has grown to be Ireland’s Premier International boxing tournament.
Olympians and World Medalists
The competition has seen many Olympians and world medallists share the canvas with club members from all parts of the country.
Each year awards are given to the best male and female boxers along with the Celtic Box Cup for the team with the most medals.
Anthony Walsh’s achievements in Waterford at the weekend have switched the annual celebrations to the start of the year.
John O’Connell looks at Walsh’s victory as a well deserved bonus for the dedication and hard work he has put into his own performances and that of those under his coaching influences.
‘To get a win like this so early in the season is great and it will act as a great incentive for the younger members of the club to knuckle down to training,” he said.
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