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Tullamore RFC’s ‘Melee in the Marquee’

Tullamore Rugby Club President Tony Monaghan hoping for a knockout night when Cian O'Sullivan and Colin Draper flex their muscels at the Launch of the Tullamore RFC Fight Night in Tullamore Boxing Club. Picture: Ger Rogers/HR Photo.

Tullamore Rugby Club President Tony Monaghan hoping for a knockout night when Cian O'Sullivan and Colin Draper flex their muscels at the Launch of the Tullamore RFC Fight Night in Tullamore Boxing Club. Picture: Ger Rogers/HR Photo.

The ‘Melee in the Marquee’ will take place on Friday, July 27 at Tullamore Rugby Club. This is the first event in a series of events that will take place in the coming rugby season as Tullamore RFC celebrates its 75th Anniversary.

The ‘Melee in the Marquee’ is a fight night, which will feature the Tullamore rugby players facing up to each other in three rounds of boxing. Tullamore RFC are being assisted in the fight night by Tullamore boxing club. Up to 30 Tullamore rugby players have been training and learning to box under the guidance of the Tullamore boxing club since May 28.

Training takes place every Monday and Wednesday night and it has proved very popular among the players. The Tullamore boxing club Chairman Din Joe Connolly has put in place a training team of Jason Leigh, Leon Dunne, Kevin Gorman, and David Walsh. The Tullamore players are enjoying the training and Din Joe Connolly said ‘ he has been very impressed with the attitude and commitment of the lads’.

This promises to be a super night out with the boxing starting at 9pm. Tickets are €15 each and are available from all club members and from The Wine Buff O’Connor Square and Sean Joyce Auctioneers, High St. There is also a draw on the entry tickets for two tickets for the 6 Nations games in 2013 Ireland V England and Ireland V France. The night will finish with a disco in the clubhouse.

The actual contests will be announced following a parade of the boxers and this will be the first time that the lads will know who they are fighting. There will be a forecast sold on the night on the last eight fights giving all attendants to forecast the result of the fights and win €250.

This promises to be a great fun night for all and all are welcome.

See this week’s Offaly Express for more photos from the launch

 

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