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Tallaght Boxers Take to the Ring for Celtic Clash

Tallaght will be represented by two boxers in the National Stadium on May 27th as Boxing Ireland Promotions Celtic Clash 2, The Rising, takes place in the capital.

Killinarden boxer Sean Creagh will return to the ring for the first time in 2017 after a serious arm injury sustained last November left him sidelined for six months.

The determined boxer once weighed more than 20-stone and shed the pounds to become a professional fighter.

The ruptured biceps tendon came just two rounds into the televised Celtic Nations title fight against Belfast’s Tyrone McKenna, but Creagh has vowed not to let that set him back.

He said: “I was disappointed about getting the injury in such a big fight but I knew that feeling sorry for myself was pointless.”

“I just got straight back into the gym, I could only use one hand but it didn’t matter as the important thing was to stay fit. Staying in shape and maintaining a healthy lifestyle allowed me to recover fast from what was a serious arm injury.”

He will be joined on the card by Jobstown fighter Carl McDonald who will be making his Dublin debut in the National Stadium.

McDonald secured his first professional win in Belfast last October and has set his sights on another win in his hometown later this month.

The Jobstown man, who is trained by well-known boxer Eddie Hyland, has fought at the National Stadium on a number of occasions but this will mark his first professional fight at the venue.

He said: “I’ve been lucky enough to fight in the stadium loads of times as an amateur, but it’s like a new experience to climb back through the ropes as a professional. I made my professional debut in Belfast so I’m delighted to be back in Dublin, fighting in front of my family and friends and there is no better place to box than the National Stadium.”

There are more than 1o fights on the card and tickets for the event are available now. They can be purchased from individual fighters or by phone at 0852483929.

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