Roscommon Gaels to host White Collar Boxing event

Some of the contenders who will take part in the White Collar Boxing Event on May 20th in the Hyde pictured attending the recent launch. Pictured left to right are Daniel O’Doherty, Daragh Hughes, Senan Lambe, Cathal O’Grady (White Collar Boxing Company), Hazel Maguire, Emily Comiskey and Brendan Tully. Pic: O. Fleming

The leather will be flying at the Hyde Centre on Saturday, May 20th, when Roscommon Gaels GAA Club hosts its first major fundraiser in two years, ‘Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to ‘Hyde’’ – a White Collar boxing event.

Present on the recent launch night at the Hyde Centre were a representation of the 24 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,” according to 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. After 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 feature twelve bouts.

“This is the biggest fundraiser we’ve undertaken since 2020, and we are hoping for support from the whole community”, commented 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 and 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 or Declan Hoare, and from members of the club executive.