Barry O’Connor Lands Irish Senior Cadet Title

Irish Cadet title winner, Barry O’Connor at a recent Sliabh Luachra Boxing Club training session and at the weekend receiving his medal and certificate from Arthur O’Brien of the Irish Amateur Boxing Association. Photographs: John Reidy and Jennifer O’Sullivan-Coffey.
No flash in the pan. Sliabh Luachra club member and All-Ireland Boxing Champion, Barry O’Connor was selected to join the high performance training squad in Dublin in the wake of his Irish title win in the 39kg category in 2015. ©Photograph: John Reidy

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 against a very good boxer in Martin Brady of the West Belfast based Gleann Boxing Club.

Serious Title Contenders

The Castleisland club member won on a score of 5-0 in a weight category which carried a big entry and some serious contenders for the title.

“Barry had to fight his way to top with three tough contests on his way to the final on Sunday.

The club members are super proud of Barry as he has already won Kerry, Munster and Irish titles and now a Senior Cadet title and that’s impressive,” said club official, Jennifer O’Sullival-Coffey.

New Season Registration

Registration for Sliabh Luachra Boxing Club classes will be held in the club on Monday the 3rd of September at 7pm and also Wednesday the 5th of September at 7pm.
These are the only registration evenings and classes will start back the following week. Membership numbers were high last year so we’re hoping to match or better that this season.
Adult Classes
Monday the 3rd of September at 7pm is for for boys and girls aged between 10years to 17years old and registration for adult classes will be taken on the night also.
Boys and girls must be10 years and over as children under 10 are not allowed in these classes.
The is a membership registration fee of €20 per person and details of training times will be provided on the night.
Boxing Classes for Women
Registration for the under 10 class will be held on Monday, September 3rd at 5pm in the club. Membership/registration fee for this class is €10.

Starting shortly is the New Boxing Classes for Women, on Tuesday the 4th of September at 7pm Booking is essential to secure your place.
For information on all aspects of the club you’re advised to contact Jennifer on 087 94 93 451.

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