The Battle by the Castle - Fine Gael to take on each other

The Battle by the Castle - Fine Gael to take on each other
Sean Keanesean.keane@kilkennypeople.ieSeanKeaneKPnews

The stage is set for the Battle By The Castle.

All Ireland intermediate club hurling champions, Bennettsbridge GAA club will take on arch rivals, Thomastown GAA Club in a bid to be crowned Kings of Grennan, Thomastown's home grounds.

And Fine Gael will be landing punches for both teams.

Cllr Patrick O'Neill from Bennettsbridge will take to the ring to fight close friend, and fellow Fine Gaeler and Thomastown GAA stalwart, Peter “Tyson” O'Hanrahan.

The white collar boxing spectacular will be held on Friday, June 10 at 7.30pm in the GAA grounds at Grennan on the banks of the River Nore.

A large marquee is being set up to host the Nathan Carter concert the following night.

The Rumble in the Jungle Boxing show is the first event of the Grianán festival.

There will be 13 fights with an official referee and medical supervision, to ensure Patrick O'Neill's good looks are undiminished.

Some of the fighters taking part from Thomastown are Jake “LaMotta” Moran, Andy “Frazier” Kavanagh, David “Goliath” Prendergast, Sally “Katie Taylor” Teehan, Peter “Tyson” O'Hanrahan and Davy “Sugar Ray” Wemyss. On the Bennettsbridge side you have David “Ali' Fitzpatrick, Kevin “The Hurricane” Brennan, Tim “Rocky” Dooley, and Patrick “Manny Pacquiao” O'Neill.

Tickets can be sourced from either GAA committee and are priced at €20. Following the boxing there is a late bar and DJ until the early hours. Please support both clubs and come and support on the night and no hitting below the belt.