Hit in boxing circles
by James McCarthy, Sean Kelleher, Sean Brennan, Colin O’Donovan, Nathan Keegan, Dylan Bradley, Derek Murray and local favourite Pat Fitzgibbon.
The contest of the night saw Darren Shanahan post an impressive decision while Jamie Long scooped the Best Boxer Award.
Special guests included a group from the COPE Foundation led by staff members Brigid Siebold and Ann Busteed. COPE Foundation was the brainchild of the late Lord Mayor of Cork, John Bermingham.
His vision ensured a legacy to the people of Cork and today the COPE Foundation plays a major role in Leeside society. The Lord Mayor’s commitment to health will always be acknowledged in the southern capital.
Bermingham was also very active in Cork boxing circles, where for many years he was secretary of the Cork County Board and the Glen BC.
Following the final bell at the Oriel House, Tom Murray congratulated all concerned and hailed the visitors from Leeds for their outstanding contribution to a wonderful evening.
He also thanked the sponsors for their support and all fans who patronised the occasion.
The organising on the night was directed by Aisling Murray who received a special presentation in recognition of her work from the Cork Rose of Tralee.
A special presentation was made to Tom Murray from Cork middleweight Gary Spike O’Sullivan. This was in recognition of the many years Murray had given as a boxer, coach and administrator and also acknowledged his current role as an International Boxing Association (AIBA) 3-star coach and prominent member of the IABA High-Performance Unit
Michael O’Brien, President of the Cork board, congratulated all on an outstanding evening of sport at the Oriel House Hotel.
Derek Murray of Muskerry BC in action against Rudi Gaffney of Leeds during the Muskerry BC show in Oriel House.
Anne Busteed of the Cope Foundation presenting trophies to Darren Shanahan of Muskerry BC and Rico Peralta of Burmantoffs/Leeds following their enthralling bout on the Muskerry BC card at the Oriel House Hotel, a bout that ultimately won the ‘Fight Of The Night’.
The Burmantoffs ABC /Leeds selection that faced the Muskerry/Cork selection in Ballincollig.
Attending the show and on hand to present prizes were Gary Spike O’Sullivan and Cork Rose Erinn O’Connell.
Gordon Joyce of Sunnyside BC giving his young boxer, Dean O’Connell, advice in between rounds at the Muskerry BC show.