Boxers in training
BOXERS IN Co. Wicklow are stepping up a gear with collective training and sparring on Sunday mornings in Arklow Boxing Club. Jim Moore and Jackie Manley are directing proceedings in preparation for an Inter County in Bray against Co. Wexford on 11th May. The team will be chosen after this week’s session. Topping the bill will be Kathy Taylor, an English opponent currently being lined up.
In the Leinster Boys and youth championships last week thre Arklow boxers Aaron Lyons, David Comerford and Darragh Keenan were in action and according to their coach Jackie Manley gave a good account of themselves despite losing and in Lyons case in particular was very close and went to a count back.
Jackie and Eoin Pluck attended a boxing coaching session recently with National High Performance coaches Billy Walsh and Zor Anthia which was excellent and will benefit all concerned.
Arklow are looking to the future and have recently booked the venue for their major tournament in November which was a great success last year.