Weeks of sparring, tough fitness regimes and healthy diets will all come to an end this weekend as the fighters involved in Tullylish GAC’s White Collar Boxing Event will finally step into the ring.
With participants from Clann na Banna, Gilford Crusaders and Annaclone, as well as Tullylish GAC, the athletes will be swapping their football boots for boxing gloves.
The Banville House Hotel will play host to the event with a disco after the fights are completed.
“There’s a good buzz about it now,” said participant Sean McDermott.
“With a lot of reputations on the line, camaraderie between all the boys is only natural. The local derby between Connor Arlow from Tullylish and ‘Mr Banbridge’ Ally Evans is sure to keep the crowd on their toes.”
There will also be two ladies fighting as Sinead Owens and Chrissie Hughes step into the ring.
Tickets are available from KM Fuels in Laurencetown, as well as from the participants. Doors open at 7.30pm, first fight at 8pm.