Friday, August 05, 2022


By Conor Forrest

EXCITEMENT is building in Athy with less than two weeks to go to a fundraising fight night in aid of Athy RFC

The much-anticipated event will be held on Saturday 20 August in the ARCH, with doors opening at 7pm and the first of 13 bouts kicking off at 7.30pm.

The fight night launch took place on Friday 29 July last in the CI Bar at 9pm.

Athy Municipal District Cathaoirleach Cllr Brian Dooley will be among those donning gloves and stepping into the ring and he’ll be squaring off against none other than local community garda Sean O’Mahony!

The clash of politician versus policeman will undoubtedly be a highlight of the night, but it’ll also help raise funds for a local cause.

The full list of match-ups is as follows: Brian Dooley V Sean O’Mahony, Cody Mulhall V Rickie Moriarty, Dwyane Curtis V Patrick Hayden, Shane Horgan V Ja Deveraux, Rosie Boyce V Siobhan Smith, Danny Bell V JR Robinson, Ray Hickey V Evan Bolger, Siobhan Ryan V Hannah Breslin, Darren Murnane V Sean Smyth, Keelan McConville V Danny O’Keeffe, Ewan Brennan V Chris Farrell, Paul Buckley V Jason O’Toole, and Marto Davidson V Brendan Kelly.

The fight night, meanwhile, is still looking for a main sponsor – if you can help out, contact Ger on 086 3330454.

Check out next Tuesday’s Kildare Nationalit for report and lots of photos from the launch night

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