Box­ers in train­ing

Bray People - - SPORT -

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.

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