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Clare Conquest issues the challenge to boxers and babes

FORMER Olympian and professional boxer, Cathal O’Grady, outlined the challenges and rewards to those participating in the Clare Conquest boxing challenge, organised by Clare Crusaders and Ennis Chamber.

Veteran Ollie Markham, guest coach, keeps apart Anne Norton, Clare Crusaders manager and Rita McInerney, CEO Ennis Chamber, watched closely by Susan Ward, organising committee member and Cathal O’Grady of whitecollarboxing.ie at the launch of the Clare Conquest White Collar Boxing Event. Photograph by John KellyThe event, which will raise funds for both organisations will take place on Friday, November 26 at the Queen’s Venue, Ennis.
Participants in the challenge, at the launch of the event, hosted by The Cloister, Abbey Street, Ennis, raised a range of questions in relation to the experience, requirements, rewards and details of what is involved in becoming a White Collar Boxer and Million Dollar Babe. The training and fight night promises to test the participants to the limit of their physical and mental abilities.
Ennis Boxing Club will be the venue for the eight weeks of training and Ollie Markham was on hand at the launch to lend his support and give advice to the prospective boxers. Training starts the week commencing September 27 with nights of the week to be finalised.
All boxers must complete a medical form with their doctor and return it to Ennis Chamber, 54 O’Connell Street by Friday, September 17, for inclusion in The Clare Conquest.  Any additional people still interested in participating should contact Ann Norton on 087 6679340, Susan Ward on 086 1033195 or Rita McInerney on 087 6774907.


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