Picture slideshow: Athy welcomes home champion boxer Willie Donoghue

Athy welcomed home the town’s newest champion boxer Willie Donoghue with a parade and a civic reception.

Willie, 15, arrived home on Monday night, September 16, having landed a gold medal at the World Junior Championships in Kiev.

Crowds turned out in the town to applaud the St Michael’s Boxing Club member, and photographer Adrian Melia captured the action for the Leinster Leader.