All Blog Posts Tagged 'boxing' (4)

Rinty Monaghan -- Beloved Belfast Champion Boxer

His fists earned him a world featherweight boxing title, but his songs and geniality won him his city’s hearts. Nicknamed the singing Irishman, Rinty Monaghan, even decades after he left the ring, remains a beloved Belfast icon. In a town full of fascinating characters, Monaghan has proven to be one of…

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Added by Geoffrey Cobb on March 7, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments


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The St. Patrick's Day Champ: Clare's 'Bold Mike' McTigue

The exhausted Irish boxer stood in the middle of the makeshift boxing ring in the smoke-filled La Scala opera house in Dublin. Sweat was trickling down his face, tinged scarlett with a bit of blood oozing from a cut above his left eye. His chest was heaving with a heavy breathing -- a mixture of fatigue and apprehension.…

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Added by Joe Gannon on May 9, 2017 at 9:30pm — 7 Comments

'McMayhem in Midtown' -- Garda vs. FDNY on March 14

The Garda take on the FDNY in a slugfest at the Garden -- in the first ever Pro/Am Boxing event to be held there --with an offer to fellow members of…

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Added by Bobby McGuire on February 13, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments


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'The Greatest' Irish Boxer Muhammad Ali

I just saw a great film about "The Greatest," another person of Irish descent, titled The Trials of Muhammad Ali.  The documentary doesn't delve into Ali's Irish roots.  It focuses mainly on his conversion to Islam and his resistance to the draft during the Vietnam War.  It's a fascinating story, and the film is…

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Added by Valerie Lapin Ganley on August 20, 2013 at 4:00pm — 12 Comments

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