McGuinness congratulates Tallow’s Ricky Kiely on European Bronze medal

Sinn Féin Councillor has congratulated Tallow boxer Ricky Kiely on taking a bronze medal in the European Schoolboys Boxing Championships in Turkey last week.

Kiely fought in the 80kg division and secured bronze against Moldova’s Illia Hornet after a tightly contested fight with the result coming down to a split decision. Kiely went on to challenge for silver in the semis but lost out to Vosyp-Vladyslav Kozakevych bosing for Ukraine.

McGuinness said:

“It was great to meet with Ricky on his return to Tallow and to be able to congratulate him in person on taking a bronze medal in the European Schoolboys Championship in Erzurum, Turkey.

“This is a huge result for him personally, I know he overcame a number of challenges towards the start of the tournament showing great resilience. He is a credit to his parents, coaches and his club. Keep an eye on Ricky, this young athlete is tipped for great success!”

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