Organising Committee Members at the Launch of White Collar Boxing Event: L to R Finbar O’Reilly, Francie Hoare, Laura Dempsey, Cathal O’Grady White Collar Boxing Company, Philip Mullen Chairperson Roscommon Gaels. Photo: O Fleming
THE leather will be flying at the Hyde Centre on Saturday May 20th when the county town club hosts its first major fundraiser in 2 years, No Where to Run No Where to “Hyde” White Collar Boxing Event.
Present on the launch night, last Wednesday at the Hyde Centre, were a representation of the 24, able-bodied male and female adult contenders, each of whom have offered their time to participate and fundraise for the club, and enter a training regime, culminating in the achievement of boxing skills,' says club chairperson Philip Mullen. Under the careful coaching of Cathal O’Grady and his helpers from White Collar Boxing Company in Dublin, the boxers will be put through their paces for the next eight weeks and are hoping to do themselves justice on the big night. A number of weeks into training, each contender will then be matched with a partner to prepare to enter the ring for a fun filled fight night on May 20th.
The event, which has been kindly sponsored by local business, Sean Doyle Windows, Roscommon, will host 12 matches on the night. ‘This is biggest fundraiser we've undertaken in since 2020 and we are hoping for support from the whole community’ adds Philip ‘we appreciate the support received from a number of businesses who have come on board already in support of the event’.
Tickets for the event are priced at €20 each will be widely available from any of the fighters, organising committee members, Philip Mullen, Cahal Mahon, Orla Fleming, Laura Dolan, Finbar O’Reilly, Seamus O’Neill, Francie Hoare, Declan Hoare and members of the Club Executive.