Naas boxer, Gary Cully hit the headlines last August when he claimed gold in the 52kg class at the European Youth Boxing Championships in Holland.
Not only that, he was named boxer of the tournament, which featured 248 boxers in ten weight divisions. On his arrival home, family, friends and neighbours, including Mayor of Naas Emer McDaid, were there to greet Gary, who is a pupil at Piper’s Hill school in Naas and will be sitting his Leaving Cert in 2014.
In honour of his achievements, Naas Town Council held a civic reception last Tuesday October 8.
A member of St. David’s Boxing Club in Naas, under the tutelage of head coach Paul Archbold, Gary has shown tremendous promise since he first took to the ring ten years ago, winning title after title as he progressed through the weight divisions from 42kg up to 54kg.