Wel­ter­weight Nolan loses out to reign­ing cham­pion

Bray People - - SPORTS -

ADAM NOLAN put in a huge per­for­mance be­fore go­ing out to reign­ing cham­pion, Wil­lie McLough­lin in their Na­tional Se­nior Wel­ter­weight quar­ter­fi­nal at the Na­tional Sta­dium on Fri­day night last.

Box­ing out of the Bray club un­der trainer Pete Tay­lor, also fa­ther and trainer of World Ladies Cham­pion, Katie, Nolan gave a hugely im­pres­sive per­for­mance even in de­feat.

McLough­lin from Bun­crana came out on top in what was an ex­cel­lent con­test but Nolan showed that he has a bight fu­ture in the sport.

Hav­ing started out in the St. Ibar’s/St. joseph’s club in Wex­ford un­der now Na­tional Coach, Wil­lie Walsh, Nolan won three na­tional ti­tles.

Last year he went on to win a Gold Medal in Van­cou­ver, Canada, in the World Po­lice Cham­pi­onship. Now he is looking for­ward to rep­re­sent­ing the Gar­dai in New York on St. Pa­trick’s Day.

Coach Pete Tay­lor has pre­dicted a bright fu­ture for young Nolan who is a Garda based in Bray.

Mean­while, the five box­ing clubs in Wick­low Ark­low, Bal­ly­wailtrim, Bless­ing­ton Bray and West Wick­low are all very busy with the Na­tional Elite Cham­pi­onships, the Na­tional Novice Cham­pi­onships, the Le­in­ster Ju­ve­nile Cham­pi­onships and the Na­tional Ju­ve­niles Cham­pi­onships all tak­ing place be­tween now and Easter.

Ark­low hosted a very good spar­ring ses­sion on Sun­day last in the box­ing gym­na­sium and plans to con­tinue each Sun­day at 11am for any clubs in­ter­ested.

A County Board meet­ing on Sun­day de­cided that each club in the county would hold a spon­sored Skipathon in the month of March to raise much needed funds for af­fil­i­a­tions and in­surances due in May. Spon­sor cards will be is­sued dur­ing this week and any­one wish­ing to con­trib­ute can do so at any of the clubs.

Thanks to every­one for their sup­port and look for­ward to their con­tin­ued sup­port in the fu­ture. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Wil­lie Walker County Sec­re­tary at 0879964371

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