ALL-IRELAND GLORY FOR MITCHELSTOWN FIGHT KING
Twelve-year old Danny Keating arrived back in Mitchelstown from the National Stadium in Dublin with his All-Ireland boxing medal to a hero’s welcome from his family, friends and neighbours.
“We are all delighted, Danny worked very hard and he deserves his victory,” Danny’s father, Mickey Keating told The Avondhu.
This is the first time that an All-Ireland boxing medal has come to Mitchelstown and some of the well known founding members of St Fanahan’s Boxing Club were on hand to support Danny.
“We are very proud of what this young man has achieved,” Billy Price said.
“Danny is definitely a rising star and I am sure we are going to see a lot more of him in the future,” Mickey Cahill told The Avondhu.
Praising his grandson, local community activist Timmy ‘Rancher’ White congratulated the winning boxer.
“I am so proud of what Danny has done, it is great to see that level of commitment and dedication that he has shown to boxing and I hope that we will one day see him competing for his country,” Timmy told The Avondhu.
After his All-Ireland win, Danny Keating has his sights set on the Irish team that will compete in the Junior Olympics later this year.
“Danny is very dedicated and wants to represent his country, he has a lot of training to do over the coming months and he is looking forward to it,” Mickey Keating concluded.
Thursday 13th May 7:27pm