Friday, January 29, 2016

February is for fighting in Ireland



Muay Thai 

It never rains but it pours as we say in Ireland and it looks like next month is going to be a great one for fight-fans here. 

MuayThai is getting another extravaganza in Cork under the Siam Warriors banner. Only one women's fight confirmed so far between Yvonne Calnan and Liz Curran at 60Kgs in the C-class division but we live in hope. 

Hopefully I can track one or both of these fighters down for a chat here before the show on February 20th. Full details on the Siam Warriors Facebook page

Doing the corner in style PIC via Siam Warriors Facebook


Women's Boxing

Also on that night a real treat down in Kerry Olympic gold medallist Katie Taylor takes on American champion and former Olympian Queen Underwood.  

Full details of tickets for that quality international bout here on Tralee Today

Incredibly Katie is fighting Swedish boxer Jelena Jelic the night before her American bout! Says a lot about how hard it is to get fights organised for women that when they come along like that, you just have to go for it. That fight is in Kanturk, Co Cork.


And if all that isn't enough, the Kickboxing Ireland Senior All-Ireland championships are taking place Valentine's weekend. Full details here of the venue in Tallaght here.  

Caradh O' Donovan who blogs for is competing there having spent some time thinking about retirment, looks like she's dismissed that for now.

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