Christina Desmond seated, centre with City Hall officials and fellow atheltes. Michael O'Brien and John Wiseman, President and Secretary of CCBB far left and right

Christina Desmond, centre, Deputy Lord Mayor,Cork Women’s Academy squad and head coach Seanie Barrett and Michael O’Brien and John Wiseman, President and Secretary of CCBB at City Hall



Current Elite middleweight champion Christina Desmond received a civic reception at City Hall in Cork last night in recognition of her European Elite and World University bronze medal double in 2016.

The 20-year-old Fr Horgan’s BC southpaw, who was presented with a bronze cast symbolic of her achievements at the 10th European Elite Women’s Championships in Bulgaria and the 7th World University Men’s and Women’s Championships in Thailand, said it was a proud moment for her.

“It’s a great honour to be invited to City Hall and I’m very proud to receive this honour,” said Desmond. “Last year was a good year for me and the European medal capped it all. I’ve the head down now training for the Elite Championships next month. They can’t come soon enough for me.”

The Cork County Boxing Board (CCBB) were also honoured last evening after its boxers claimed 30 Irish titles and World and European medals last season, a record for the Rebel County.

“Our athletes are an eternal source of pride and have done their families, clubs, county and country proud.They’ve performed magnificently in international and domestic competition,” said CCBB President Michael O’Brien.

“Tonight is an outstanding evening of celebration of our sport and we salute the achievements of our remarkable young boxers.”

Officials from the Cork Ex-Boxers Association were also in attendance at City Hall on Tuesday night.