TG4 are bringing a six part series about life in different clubs throughout the Gaeltacht to our homes. Sports Clubs are the cornerstone of parishes all over Ireland fostering a sense of community and togetherness.The series will tell the stories of four very different sports clubs as they compete, battle for honours, and tried to survive the unpredictable 2020 season.Connemara Boxing Club are featured in the series.The series will also follow a soccer club in Donegal, a handball club in Galway and a rugby club in Kerry.Viewers can catch up with episode 2, which airs tonight at 8pm on TG4 (and 8pm each subsequent Thursday night).Tonight’s episode features how Cumann Dornálaíochta Chonamara (Connemara Boxing Club) dealt with the death of the great Colman Ó Flatharta.
Ireland met England in Coventry on this day in 1982.
Gerard Duddy, Roy Webb and Peter Murphy recorded victories for Ireland.
Big performances also from the rest of the Irish squad against a top English team away from home.
England v Ireland
Coventry Leisure Centre, Coventry, England
January 13, 1982
51kg John Hyland ENG Gerard Hawkins IRL 3:0
51kg Gerard Duddy IRL Steve Nolan ENG 3:0
54kg Roy Webb IRL John Farrell ENG 2:1
57kg Peter Hanlon ENG Gerry Delaney IRL 3:0
57kg Mohammed Hanif ENG Steve Hanna IRL DQ3
60kg Gary Felvus ENG Damien Fryers IRL 2:1
60kg Peter Murphy IRL Renard Ashton ENG 3:0
67kg Bob McKenley ENG Jerome de Loughrey IRL RSC1
71kg Errol Christie ENG Tom Corr IRL 3:0
75kg Michael Christie ENG Jimmy Shorthall IRL 3:0
75kg Jimmy Price ENG Tony de Loughrey IRL 2:1
A one-hour documentary film, which will comprehensively chart Cork boxing’s history, will be premiered early next year to coincide with the Cork Ex Boxers Association’s Golden Jubilee celebrations.
The film contains footage from many of the great fights from City Hall in the late 1940s and 1950s and footage from RTÉ’s 1960s series Ringside and Cork boxers preparing for the 1984,1988 and 1992 Olympics.
BOXING VOLUNTEERS TO BE HONOURED AT 2020 FEDERATION OF IRISH SPORT VOLUNTEERS IN SPORT AWARDS PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY EBS MORTGAGE MASTERS
Boxing volunteers Michael Mongan (Galway), Johnny Carey (Mayo) and Michael Close (Antrim), will receive nationwide recognition for their dedicated work for the sport this week, as they have been awarded the Galway, Mayo and Antrim awards respectively at the virtual 2020 Federation of Irish Sport Volunteers in Sport awards, proudly supported by EBS Mortgage Masters.