From hurling to boxing - away they go

Two Kilkenny GAA clubs are in fighting mood, and they ready to do battle.

Two Kilkenny GAA clubs are in fighting mood, and they ready to do battle.

They will take to the boxing ring to sort out their difference, but it is all in a good cause.

On Saturday night in the Newpark Hotel the men and women from St Lachtain’s (Freshford) and St Patrick’s (Ballyragget) will go head to head in a ‘Battle of the Saints’ in a boxing tournament aimed at raising fund-raiser for both clubs.

Training, for the boxing that is, has been going well for the last couple of weeks. Now the hype is building and the representatives from both outfits are ready to jump into ring.

Tickets can be purchased from both clubs at €20 each, which includes a disco. Tickets will also be available on the night.

The fights

Following the weigh-in the pairings are - heavyweight Ethan Hayes v Seaoirse Kenny, David Brennan v Michael Kenny; super middleweight Mark Kavanagh v Darren Hickey; welterweight Paul Guinan v Joe Fitzpatrick; light welterweight Danny Ryall v Conor Delaney, Eileen Fitzpatrick v Janet Boran, Sinead Connery v Sandra Gleeson; heavyweight Eoin Warren v Anthony Butler; middleweight Nicky Maher v Dermot Brophy, Ger O’Reilly v Bill Staunton; light heavyweight Fintan White v Murt Glennon; heavyweight Brian Whitty v Dylan Geoghegan; middleweight John Fitzpatrick v Brian Mulhall; light heavyweight Matty Butler v Conor Foley; welterweight Michael Burke v Mark Staunton; super middleweight Jonathon Doheny v Donal Brennan; heavyweight Keith Hughes v Sean McGrath.