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Marty’s boxing clever

  HAVING called time on his own boxing career, Marty Hannan established the Shannon Boxing Club late last year and the next Katie Taylor or Bernard Dunne may be training in Smithstown under his direction. Having been involved in amateur boxing for many years in clubs in Ennis and Limerick, Marty finally turned professional but couldn’t make a living because the crowds buying tickets for fights were way down. “Within six months, four shows were called off. When you’re a professional boxer, you’re self-employed, your work is your training and you’re relying on the fight night to get paid and if it’s called off, you get nothing. That happened so many times and to be honest, I fell behind in bills,” he says of his abortive pro career. He is now self-employed, running a company that works with fitness instructors and personal trainers. And since last year, he has been working on bringing boxing to Shannon. “Marie Rowland would always …

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Standing tall on the ideal of European unity

SHANNON has been awarded the European Diploma of the Council of Europe in recognition of the town’s efforts to promote the ideal of European unity.

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Planning sought to extend business park

AN extension of planning permission is being sought for the demolition of two houses and the construction of an industrial development in the townlands of Caherteige and Drumgeely.

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Mayor’s Ball boost for Clare Crusaders

THE Clare Crusaders are set to benefit from this year’s Mayor’s Ball, which was launched on Wednesday afternoon.

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Knockout night of kickboxing success

HUNDREDS arrived at the Oakwood Arms last Saturday night for Shannon Kickboxing’s fight night, which saw Joshua Vincent win the Irish cruiserweight belt and numerous other local fighters in action.

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Chamber president seeks broader approach to industry

WHILE the development of an International Aviation Services Centre in Shannon is welcome, there needs to be a focus on having other industries too, according to Shannon Chamber president Kevin Thompstone.

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‘Mushroom treatment’ over land ownership

THERE have been a number of enquiries regarding the future of a site at Shannon Town Centre, which is owned by Shannon Development and which has been earmarked for community use.

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Residents in the dark over lighting

A PUBLIC lighting project in Aidan Park actually made the situation there worse, the April meeting of Shannon Town Council heard. While Councillor Gerry Flynn said the residents of Finian Park were lucky their estate wasn’t included, as originally intended.

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