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Great achievement to have Cuban boxers North bound

4 April, 2012


West Belfast Sinn MLA Pat Sheehan said it is a great achievement and honour that Belfast is to be the training base for the Cuban boxing team during the Olympic Games.

The Sinn Féin spokesperson on sport said it was an added boost for West Belfast that the boxers would be training in Holy Trinity ABC.

Pat Sheehan said:

“This is indeed a huge coup for boxing here and sport in general. It is a great achievement by all concerned and an honour for Belfast. I congratulate the Minister Carál Ní Chuilín and all those involved in selling the North as the place to stay for the world’s most successful nation in Olympic boxing.

“Ireland also has a tradition of producing world class boxers and with the Cubans coming here it can only have a positive impact for all the local boxing clubs that do so much for young people in our community.”


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