A much-needed new facility opened this week at Rafo Boxing Club, which will help future boxers train. The future of Raphoe Boxing Club is under a new roof this week.
Raphoe BC received $37,950 from the Sports and Entertainment Fund in 2020.
Mike Kelly of Good Scalding & Construction started work this week.
The club hosts WBO world champion Jason Quigley and champion Jude Gallagher.
Since Raphoe Boxing Club was founded in 1988, they have won 14 Irish titles, including Irish champion Brian McNamee and Irish number 1 Rachel Harrow.
“The umbrella has been running for 26 years and it won’t be around much longer,” said Peter O’Donnell of Raphoe Boxing Club.
“We started community service in 1994 and it was organized by volunteers and We opened it in 1998.
We need a new window and we have proof from other club champions.
Raphoe BC started at McBrearty School before moving to Raphoe School of Computing and Technology. The club also owns a marathon room. Artists such as O’Donnell, Tommy Stewart, Christy O’Donnell and Brendan Ryan saved the group.
In 2012, another 400 square meters of library and changing rooms were added, and in 2017 we gave the building a facelift.
In 1993, Danny Ryan Moats defeated Dennis Gavin in the National Arena to win the Irish Middleweight title, while Seamus McGerty won Ireland’s first.