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Conor McGregor’s coach to open SBG Portarlington

Could will see The Notorious in Portarlington in the future?
Could will see The Notorious in Portarlington in the future?

Conor McGregor’s coach, John Kavanagh, will be in Portarlington next week to launch the new Straight Blast Gym facility.

The UFC superstar’s mentor will be the guest of honour at the opening of the largest MMA facility outside of Dublin on Thursday February 17.

As part of the launch, which begins at 7pm, Kavanagh will give a seminar in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu where only SBG Portarlington members or SBG affiliate members will be allowed to participate.

The 5000 square foot gym is located on the Edenderry Road in Portarlington and it will be managed by a former MMA fighter.

Portarlington native Philip Mulpeter has trained with Conor McGregor and John Kavanagh in the past and he has been given the reins.

The new gym, which is the newest SBG affiliated club in the country, will offer classes in disciplines such as Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling and MMA.

They will be accepting members from the age of four all the way up to adults, with Ash ‘The Bash’ Daly, a professional UFC fighter, set to lead a women-only class on Monday nights.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.