Mitchelstown Punch Up delivered a great show
Following on from the success of last year's inaugural St Patrick's Punch Up, this year's Mitchelstown event in the enterprise centre didn't fail to disappoint.
The event attracted over 1,000 people and Edward Horgan of Mitchelstown Rugby Club said that the venue was ideal and that the second year of the event allowed them to iron out any problems that arose last year.
He said the action in the ring was fantastic and there was a lot of interest in the fights on the night. Professional Irish boxer Gary 'Spike' O'Sullivan was there to present some of the medals.
There was also great showmanship on the night, with great walk-in entertainment, as Shane Dunne made his entrance in a coffin and Saint Patrick also made an appearance.
The entertainment on the night proved a great hit with the 80s versus 90s disco being one of the highlights.
A lot of money was raised on the night for Mitchelstown Rugby Club and the other nominated organisations, clubs and charities, but the total figure has yet to be tallied.
On April 5, there will be a presentation night in Walsh's Bar where cheques will be presented and a DVD from the night will be shown.
It remains to be seen whether or not the rugby club will again join forces with White Collar Boxing to run the event again next year, but going on the success of this year and last year, don't rule out seeing some familiar faces getting into the ring next St Patrick's weekend.
Thursday 20th March 6:01pm