Jennifer Honoured Among Nationwide Volunteer Sport Awards

Jennifer Honoured Among Nationwide Volunteer Sport Awards

The Federation of Irish Sport, supported by EBS, announced the winners of the 2019 Volunteers in Sport Awards earlier this week. Castleisland’s Jennifer O’Sullivan-Coffey, a founder member of the Sliabh Luachra Boxing Club, was among the nationwide 32 county pool of winners to be presented with an award at Farnleigh House on Tuesday in Dublin…

Local Boxers Doing the Business at National Stadium

Local Boxers Doing the Business at National Stadium

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…

Over €600,000 in Equipment Grants for 33 Kerry Sports Clubs

Over €600,000 in Equipment Grants for 33 Kerry Sports Clubs

Cllr. Bobby O’Connell has welcomed the announcement by Minister of State for Tourism & Sport, Brendan Griffin that over €600,000 in equipment grants has been allocated to 33 Kerry sports clubs and organisations – with over €35,000 coming to clubs in the Castleisland area. Political Welcome Cllr. O’Connell, in welcoming the announcement, said he was…

Summer Holidays Yield Double Euro Gold for Boxer Ava

Summer Holidays Yield Double Euro Gold for Boxer Ava

As students drifted back to school recently after a brilliant, sunny summer holiday period, one of the most asked questions is ‘ What did you you during the holidays.’ Teachers at Castleisland Community College discovered that one of their own students, Ava Fitzmaurice, traveled to Italy with an Irish team to a boxing camp. Two…

Olympic Medalist Cllr.Kenneth Egan to Visit Sliabh Luachra Boxing Club

Olympic Medalist Cllr.Kenneth Egan to Visit Sliabh Luachra Boxing Club

2008 Beijing Olympics Silver Medalist Boxer, Kenneth Egan is scheduled to pay a flying visit to the Sliabh Luachra Boxing Club in Castleisland this Friday evening. Also a European gold medalist, Mr. Egan is now a politician and he won a seat for Fine Gael in the South Dublin County Council 2014 local elections in…

Barry O’Connor Lands Irish Senior Cadet Title

Barry O’Connor Lands Irish Senior Cadet Title

The Castleisland based Sliabh Luachra Boxing Club had a bout of good news at the weekend after club member and Killorglin native, Barry O’Connor won the club’s first Irish Senior  Cadets title. Barry had his hand raised in victory in the final of 57kg Irish Senior Cadet Championship at the National Stadium after a bout…

Second Irish Boxing Title for Katelyn and Danielle’s First Silver

Second Irish Boxing Title for Katelyn and Danielle’s First Silver

Sliabh Luachra Boxing Club member, Katelyn Horan won her second Irish title at the weekend while Kerry and Munster Champion Danielle O’Neill came away with a hard earned silver medal Katelyn won this title in the Girl 4 55kg in the National Stadium on Saturday. Boxing Master-Class Her first was in 2015 at the same…

Sliabh Luachra Boxing Club’s Successful Munster Championships

Sliabh Luachra Boxing Club’s Successful Munster Championships

The Sliabh Luachra Boxing Club’s interest in the recent Munster championships got under way with a bout in the G141kg category. Here, Shauna Riordan was in the ring with Sarah Murray of St. Coleman’s. Shauna put on a great display of boxing for her first ever contest in the ring. Back in Training However, it…

Munster Rugby Opportunity for Castleisland Teenager

Munster Rugby Opportunity for Castleisland Teenager

After learning the ropes and playing rugby for just one season at underage level, Castleisland teenager, Jordan Coffey impressed enough to be selected to try out for the Munster U-16 Development Squad. Having only joined Castleisland RFC last year at the persuasion of club coach, Bill Horgan, Jordan took to the game ‘like a duck…

Medals, Moving and More for Boxing Club and Revamp

Medals, Moving and More for Boxing Club and Revamp

Sliabh Luachra Boxing Club has just had a fantastic weekend of activity with a strong squad of eight boxers. The travelling group included: Paddy Walsh, Barry O’Connor, Paul Browne, Ava Fitzmaurice, Katelyn Horan, Jordan Coffey, Liam Walsh, Sean O’Brien and Bridget O’Brien. Team Manager Jennifer O’Sullivan-Coffey, Coaches: John O’Connell, Barry Walsh and John Coffey. A…