Kildare boxing club back in action but still no home

Pictured during a recent protest meeting about St Brigid's Boxing Club were  Katelyn Phelan,Winner of 3 Irish Titles, retired boxer Kenneth Egan,and  Lauren Kelly, Irish title finalist.  Photo: Jimmy Fullam.
St. Brigid’s Boxing Club, Kildare town, is back in training this week but remains without a permanent home, writes Theresa Murray.

St. Brigid’s Boxing Club, Kildare town, is back in training this week but remains without a permanent home, writes Theresa Murray.

Pat Phelan, founder and coach, said the club had 95 children training there last Thursday and are still “in limbo” regarding a permanent home.

St. Brigids Boxing Club has been operating out of its current premises for five years but is now threatened with closure as the unit in which it is housed is being sold by the National Asset Management Agency and they have been unable to find another premises.

The committee established to raise funds with a view to buying a permanent premises is meeting again this week to discuss fundraising ideas.

Matt Carthy (Sinn Fein) MEP weighed in to support the club and joined calls for action to be taken to save it.