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Maskey congratulates Paddy Barnes on another Gold Medal

13 October, 2010

Oldpark Ward Councillor Conor Maskey today spoke of North Belfast’s pride in local Boxer Paddy Barnes after winning another Gold Medal, this time in Delhi’s Commonwealth Games.

Barnes defeated the raining Commonwealth champion by a score of 8-4 in an impressive final performance.

Speaking after the victory, Cllr Conor Maskey said;

“Paddy Barnes’ victory today adds to his historical status among amateur boxers in Belfast.  This latest Gold medal is in addition to his European Gold and Olympic Bronze in recent times.

“Belfast City Council is quite rightly hosting an evening soon for Paddy, his family, friends, coaches and fellow boxers which will give civic recognition to his achievements in the sport.”

“His dedication and success in the sport continues to be an inspiration to younger sports people across the city and lifts their expectations of themselves and what they can achieve, given the proper application.

“North Belfast is duly proud of Paddy and will ensure a tremendous welcome when he returns from Delhi.”

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