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Old 04-30-2008, 05:10 AM   #2281
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would bars/clubs that could possibly be big enough for up to 100 people not be suitable without having to book the place...ie..say a big pub with a big lounge in dublin...do you need a function room?..

bar seven in belfast is supposed to be a boxing-friendly pub...i think...i know nigel benn used to play a dj set there..

the cuckoos nest in dublin is a sports bar that show a lot of boxing..

mmm...may have to take this to a pm with you as i know someone who is, as far as i know, fairly well connected in boxing circles and the pub / hotel citcuit...

sligo is out of the question ?
Well Id rather have some level of privacy, as Im hoping to get special guests to come along and that would mean giving them a few quid. In the long run somewhere like Sligo isnt out of the question but initially it will most likely be Belfast, Dublin, Derry
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Old 04-30-2008, 06:44 AM   #2282
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Well Id rather have some level of privacy, as Im hoping to get special guests to come along and that would mean giving them a few quid. In the long run somewhere like Sligo isnt out of the question but initially it will most likely be Belfast, Dublin, Derry

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I dont have enough posts to reply to the PM yet. Could you send me an email address I could reply on?
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Old 04-30-2008, 07:28 AM   #2283
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done..

whats the idea behind that '50 posts before you can send pms' thing?
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:24 AM   #2284
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cormac...i listened to the interview with paul mccloskey on irish-boxing...was that you asking the questions?
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Old 04-30-2008, 11:01 AM   #2285
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Just checked with Ringside Club. It costs 400 to rent the place for one night so it isnt going to be happening there! Can anyone think of other places in Belfast and Dublin that would give meeting rooms cheap or free? Also the show we are doing will probably be in ******point so just an hour from Belfast or Dublin. Paul McCloskey is guest of honour.
The Ringside club arent looking much are they, so much for looking after their boxing fans.Im sure the majority of the fans that would have been there, would have been guys who like myself have been to the Stadium countless times.
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Old 04-30-2008, 01:21 PM   #2286
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How ye lads,

The top Irish professional boxer of all time is proving to be a tough call. Given Steve Collins' achievements of being a two-weight world champion, and Barry McGuigan electrifying both Ireland and Britain at the height of troubled times, I can't separate the two.

How about this instead: The top three performances by Irish boxers in the modern era.

3. Sean Mannion v Mike McCallum, New York City, 1984 - Who gave Mannion, a 29-5-1 journeyman, a prayer of even surviving against the then 21-0 knockout artist, the fearsome Bodysnatcher, in October 1984? Mannion went all 15 rounds of their WBA light-middleweight title fight, and McCallum could not put him away, no matter how hard he tried. To put in context, McCallum knocked out Julian Jackson, Milton McCrory and Don Curry not so long after.
A photograph of rare beauty captures the moment - Mannion trudging back to his corner, sweat pouring from his brow, lead in his legs but fire in his heart - that's what pro-boxing is all about to me. Sean Mannion was a hero that night - he was simply glorious in defeat.

2. Jamie Moore v Matthew Macklin, Manchester, 2006 - An awesome, awesome prizefight. Both men went to the darkest corners of their souls while simultaneously illuminating ours. That man is capable of such courage is beyond comprehension.
Definitely a candidate for fight of the decade. Both went to the brink and gave everything they had - for peanuts compared to whats on offer for so-called glamour fights. These ultimate warriors are two of the finest examples of why boxing is the greatest sport of 'em all.

1. Wayne McCullough v Yasuei Yakushiji, Japan, 1995 - There was no way Wayne was leaving without that belt that night. Going to Japan and snatching the title from the hometown hero was like going to Germany and outpointing Sven Ottke in front of the notoriously partisan judges.
His heroics after only 16 fights are still inspirational today. Fearless, tireless and magnificent in victory. Wayne McCullough owes the sport of boxing absolutely nothing.

Obviously, Barry McGuigan v Eusebio Pedroza should be in there, plus Steve Collins v Chris Eubank. But I can only pick the three that resonate most with me. Tell me if I'm crazy, lads. What are your picks?
Collins v Eubanks is my pick, what an occasion. The braggart from Brighton got his come upence that night from an inspired Celtic warrior.
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Old 04-30-2008, 03:41 PM   #2287
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Collins v Eubanks is my pick, what an occasion. The braggart from Brighton got his come upence that night from an inspired Celtic warrior.
yes marty...that has to be the best win by any irish fighter ever..
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Old 04-30-2008, 07:14 PM   #2288
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Was just orderng Wayne McCullough's Book there (which is exortionately priced on amazon thank god for easons!)

It got me thinking whats the best book by an irish boxer you have ever read?

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Old 05-01-2008, 04:01 AM   #2289
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Old 05-01-2008, 04:08 AM   #2290
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roy keanes autobiography !!

ok..seriously..i haven't a wild lot of irish boxing books to my shame...so a quick scan through the book cabinet made me pick this one..

'celtic fists' by michael prestage...

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Old 05-01-2008, 06:40 AM   #2291
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cormac...i listened to the interview with paul mccloskey on irish-boxing...was that you asking the questions?

Yeah thats me. With the filthy northern accent on me
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Old 05-01-2008, 07:00 AM   #2292
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Yeah thats me. With the filthy northern accent on me
no..not at all...good interview..a good addition to the site that piece..
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Old 05-01-2008, 08:32 AM   #2293
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roy keanes autobiography !!
Shame he never connected with shearer!

Does anyone remember the fight between johnny Magee and Quentin Hann a few years ago?
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Old 05-01-2008, 10:16 AM   #2294
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Was just orderng Wayne McCullough's Book there (which is exortionately priced on amazon thank god for easons!)

It got me thinking whats the best book by an irish boxer you have ever read?
the fighting irish...by a guy called anderson...me thinks
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