Growing Popularity of Boxing in Swinford

Record numbers attended all classes at the gym last week and tonight’s club training saw a season’s high with all the old faces and many new, making an appearance. Boxing is growing in popularity both as a fitness regime and as a sport in Swinford at the moment. The momentum from recent sucesses in the ring, and also the momentum which the new Gym has created, is attracting interest from Swinford and the neighbouring towns and villages. So keep spreading the word, come visit us at the Conway Gym and Fitness Centre, join one of the classes, start training with the Boxing Club, keep visiting the website or find us on Facebook.

Full Card for Novice Exhibition Show

This Thursday’s Exhibition show precursor to the Mayo v’s Clare intercounty will see a full card featuring some of Swinford Boxing Club’s up and coming talent. Featuring on the bill will be brother and sister duo’s, Saoirse and Aidan Breen, Erin and Shane McHugh and Aoife and Peter Bredigan. Also featuring will be Dylan Toner, Sean McDonagh, Sean McSharry, David Gallagher, Paddy Moore, Jordan Tunney and Liam McSharry. The club will be welcoming Ballinrobe and Ballina boxing clubs to the Conway Gym and Fitness Centre, and the action gets underway at 7.30pm. Admission is free and a monster raffle will be held on the evening.

Action packed weekend for Swinford BC

Jack Kavanagh pulled two performances directly from his top drawer this weekend, to secure victory in Crossmolina on Friday night, and Geesala on Saturday. Jack dominated both contests from the ouset and secured two confidence boosters ahead of February’s boys championships.

Also in action on both nights was Ciara Sheedy. On friday night Ciara came out the wrong side of a close contest with National Champion Saidbh Green from Ballinacarrow despite both girls going toe to toe for the duration. Ciara did however bounce back on Saturday, with a hard fought win in Geesala.

On Friday night veteran Pierce Rowley dropped a close contest to Sean Reilly of Ardagh despite a cultured performance, with Rowley landing the clean scores but Reilly advancing more often.

10 year old Dylan Toner added a few more to his already growing admirers. The ever improving Dylan put in another educated performance in Charlestown today.

Making his debut on the same bill was newcomer Shane McHugh. Shane has made great gains since joining the club this year and getting the first one out of the way is always difficult, but Shane was equal to it and was only beaten narrowly.

Finally, Aoife Bredigan is steadily building a reputation for herself. Only 10 years of age and cultured beyond her years, Aoife showed the large crowd in attendance in Geesala on Saturday night, how the “art” of boxing is meant to be performed! With a season’s best Aoife treated everyone to an “exhibition” of boxing.

Great performances all round this weekend, credit to all our boxers. Augers well for the week to come!

Four Swinford boxers to feature on Mayo side to face Clare

Jack Kavanagh, Shane McDonnell, Ciara Sheedy and Pierce Rowley will feature on a quality Mayo side to face Clare on Friday evening in Swinford.

Beaten Irish finalist from 2011-2012 Sheedy will face reigning Irish Champion Kayleigh McCormack from Kilfenora in a bout at 63kgs.

Pierce Rowley will make a guest appearance on the bill having recently returned to boxing having retired in 2010. He will face beaten Irish finalist Robbie Cassidy also of the Kilfenora club.

Kavanagh and McDonnell will face Munster Champion opponents Conor Malone and Edward Sherlock.

The bill will feature no less than 10 reigning Irish Champions on a night when some of the county’s top talent will be on show.

Aoife Hennigan on Irish Team for Germany



Aoife Hennigan of Swinford Boxing Club has been selected for the Irish International team to travel to Germany in February.

Aoife’s selection comes hot on the heals of her European Championships debut in Poland last October, at which she sustained a knee injury that has sidelined her until only recently.

Rehabilitation has gone smoothly but Aoife now faces a race against time to be “match fit” for Germany. Aoife’s greulling training schedule is going to plan and the club are now confident Aoife will make the end of Feb deadline.

So if you see Aoife on the roads over the next few weeks be sure to show her your support.

More updates on Aoife’s progress to follow….

Mayo to take on Clare at the Conway Gym & Fitness Centre

mayo  V   Clare



It was confirmed yesterday that a Mayo boxing team will take on Clare at the Conway Gym and Fitness Centre on Fri Jan 25 @ 8pm. Tickets are now on sale reasonably priced at €5. Team news to follow…

New Gym Now Open

Our new state of the art 3000 sq feet gym facility at Newpark Business Park is now open. See our “Gym” page and our new Calendar page for for a full schedule of classes and training sessions ………………………

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