Local Boxers Doing the Business at National Stadium

Sliabh Luachra Boxing Club’s Irish champions from left: Shauna Riordan, Ava Fitzmaurice and Katelyn Horan with club secretary, Jennifer O’Sullivan-Coffey and coaches: John Coffey, Tom McElligott and John O’Connell. ©Photograph: John Reidy
Sliabh Luachra club boxer, Liam Walsh is hoping to land another Irish title for his club.

After coming through their Kerry and Munster championships and qualifying bouts with some great displays of boxing, three girls from Sliabh Luachra Boxing Club were crowned Irish champions last weekend.

Proud Coaches

On Friday and Saturday at the National Stadium all the coaches at the club are very proud of their achievements.

Ava Fitzmaurice, Katelyn Horan and Shauna Riordan certainly announced in their own ways that female boxing is alive and well in Sliabh Luachra Boxing Club.

Encourage Female Participation

“The club has and will continue to support and encourage female participation in sport,” said secretary, Jennifer O’Sullivan.

“The club has over 15 females involved, between the junior members and the U-10s.

“All in the club would also like to wish Liam Walsh who is starting his journey this weekend to try and bring back another Irish title to Sliabh Luachra Boxing Club,” said Jennifer in conclusion.

Three Female Champions

The three girls who have brought the latest wave of success to the club are:
Shauna Riordan in the Girl 2 45kg Category. Shauna has won two Kerry, one Munster and one Irish title.
Irish semi-final 2019 won against E O’Reilly, Mulhuddart Boxing Club. Dublin
Katelyn Horan in the Youth 1 54kg has won five Kerry, four Munster titles and three Irish titles along with the Wexford Box Cup Gold winner 2017; Monkstown Box Cup 2018; two international contests in France this year 2019.
Ava Fitzmaurice Youth 1 60kg has won five Kerry, four Munster and two Irish titles along with
Wexford Box Cup Gold winner 2017; Monkstown Box Cup 2018; Two international contests in Italy 2018 and two international contests in France this year 2019.

International Team Manager

In other club news: The same Jennifer O’Sullivan-Coffey has been selected to travel to Tbilisi in Georgia from August 2nd to 12th as manager with the Irish Athletic Boxing Association team of schoolboys and girls.

They will be competing in their categories in the European Boxing Confederation Championships and it is a great honour for all concerned and for Ms. O’Sullivan-Coffey and the club she represents.

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