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Southside Boxing Academy has operated since 2012 and has over 100 members, the €430,000 refurbishment project is funded by the Economic and Social Intervention Fund

Major €430,000 refurbishment project commences at Southside Boxing Academy funded by the Economic and Social Intervention Fund (ESIF)

The €430,000 refurbishment project is being funded by the Economic and Social Intervention Fund (ESIF). Photo: Facebook

Major refurbishment works have commenced at the home of Southside Boxing Academy in Galvone, Limerick. Limerick City and County Council’s Regeneration and Sport Department procured Limerick-based firm, P.B.C. Ltd. to carry out the extensive works.

The €430,000 refurbishment project is being funded by the Economic and Social Intervention Fund (ESIF). The roof will be replaced with a new insulated metal cladding system. The removal of a partition on site will ensure the club can grow is facilities and member numbers, with more room available to accommodate a second boxing ring and training areas. New heating, emergency doors and lighting will enhance the building while upgrades to the dressing room area, showers and toilet blocks will improve the facility greatly.

Southside Boxing Academy has operated since 2012. At present the club has over 100 members, many of them from Southside areas of Limerick city, including O’Malley Park, Carew Park, Janesboro and Kennedy Park. The club caters for aspiring male and female boxers in a positive and community based environment.


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With one ring and a training area currently available to members, the completion of this work will see scope for a second ring and increased space for further training.

Welcoming the investment in the facility, Director of Services for Regeneration and Sport at Limerick City and County Council, Joe Delaney said, “We are delighted, that with the assistance of the Economic and Social Intervention Fund, this project is now getting off the ground. We’re very aware of the value a sport like boxing can play in people’s lives, particularly young people. Boxing provides discipline, fitness and a sense of belonging. Therefore, these improvements to the club’s facilities will enable those involved to prosper further and will assist the Southside Boxing Academy volunteers to grow participation levels, and deliver a greater number of programmes to current and future boxers.”

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