Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Barry McGuigan Boxing Academy

As a result of the huge success that the Ireland boxing team achieved at the London 2012 Olympics, the amount of interest in the sport has risen massively over the past few weeks.

In an attempt to enhance the opportunities for the Irish youth, a new eight-week training programme has been set up for young aspiring boxers. The programme has been described as the "Barry McGuigan Boxing Academy" and will be split between the towns of Monaghan and Carrickmacross.

It hasn't actually been confirmed whether Barry McGuigan will play a huge part in the academy but even having the legends name will help to promote the academy. McGuigan was a very successful pro and is no doubt one of the greatest Irish boxers of all time, so he would be a great role model for young athletes, whether they want to box or not.

The programme is funded under the EU peace III Partnership and is aimed at all members of the community. Their main aim is to be able to successfully combine education and sport.

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