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In Pictures: Serious craic as Ballinakill and Abbeyleix hurlers take to the ring

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Players from Ballinakill and Abbeyleix at a recent Boxing Fight Night fundraiser organised jointly by the two clubs

Well this looked like serious craic!

Abbeyleix and Ballinakill GAA players had the fight of their lives at the weekend as they faced off in a ‘Scrap Saturday’ for their White Collar Boxing fundraiser.

They swapped hurls for boxing gloves for this night that revealed the men from the boys in the ring.

It all went down in the Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow, with ten fights taking place on the night.

Some high profile bouts were marked for the evening, with a bout being split into three rounds, lasting one minute each.

And of the ten fights, it was a draw on the night as Ballinakill and Abbeyleix won five fights each.

A topless Podge Lawlor got the better of fellow full back Oisin Carroll in probably the fight of the night while the all-county battle was some affair.

But the heavier Cha Dwyer defeated Abbeyleix and Laois keeper Enda Rowland to take the win.

David Bonham, Aaron Carroll, Alan Lynch, Joe Bergin and Tim Bonham took glory for Abbeyleix while Podge Lawlor, Cha Dwyer, Seamus Fitzpatrick, Darragh Gorman and Eddie Dwyer won for Ballinakill.

Alf Harvey was there on the night to capture all of the action as it happened.

Check out his pictures below:

Tim Bonham and Shane McEvoy in action during the St. Lazarian’s Abbeyleix and Ballinakill GAA Clubs White Collar Boxing Night in The Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Shane McEvoy makes his entrance during the St. Lazarian’s Abbeyleix and Ballinakill GAA Clubs White Collar Boxing Night in The Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Tim Bonham makes his entrance during the St. Lazarian’s Abbeyleix and Ballinakill GAA Clubs White Collar Boxing Night in The Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Charles Dwyer and Enda Rowland in action during the St. Lazarian’s Abbeyleix and Ballinakill GAA Clubs White Collar Boxing Night in The Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Charles Dwyer makes his entrance during the St. Lazarian’s Abbeyleix and Ballinakill GAA Clubs White Collar Boxing Night in The Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Jake Cranny and Eddie Dwyer in action during the St. Lazarian’s Abbeyleix and Ballinakill GAA Clubs White Collar Boxing Night in The Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Jake Cranny and Eddie Dwyer in action during the St. Lazarian’s Abbeyleix and Ballinakill GAA Clubs White Collar Boxing Night in The Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Cathal Maguire and Alan Lynch in action during the St. Lazarian’s Abbeyleix and Ballinakill GAA Clubs White Collar Boxing Night in The Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Cathal Maguire at the St. Lazarian’s Abbeyleix and Ballinakill GAA Clubs White Collar Boxing Night in The Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow.
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Podge Lalor and Oisin Carroll in action during the St. Lazarian’s Abbeyleix and Ballinakill GAA Clubs White Collar Boxing Night in The Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Podge Lalor and Oisin Carroll in action during the St. Lazarian’s Abbeyleix and Ballinakill GAA Clubs White Collar Boxing Night in The Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Podge Lalor makes his entrance during the St. Lazarian’s Abbeyleix and Ballinakill GAA Clubs White Collar Boxing Night in The Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Tony Shaughnessy and Denis Bergin at the St. Lazarian’s Abbeyleix and Ballinakill GAA Clubs White Collar Boxing Night in The Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Aaron Carroll winner over Daniel Bergin during the St. Lazarian’s Abbeyleix and Ballinakill GAA Clubs White Collar Boxing Night in The Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Daniel Bergin makes his entrance during the St. Lazarian’s Abbeyleix and Ballinakill GAA Clubs White Collar Boxing Night in The Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Seamus Fitzpatrick and Eoghan Fennelly in action during the St. Lazarian’s Abbeyleix and Ballinakill GAA Clubs White Collar Boxing Night in The Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Eoghan Fennelly, Abbeyleix makes his entrance during the St. Lazarian’s Abbeyleix and Ballinakill GAA Clubs White Collar Boxing Night in The Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
David Bonham announced a winner over Trevor Walsh during the St. Lazarian’s Abbeyleix and Ballinakill GAA Clubs White Collar Boxing Night in The Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Darragh Gorman at the St. Lazarian’s Abbeyleix and Ballinakill GAA Clubs White Collar Boxing Night in The Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Donagh Egan at the St. Lazarian’s Abbeyleix and Ballinakill GAA Clubs White Collar Boxing Night in The Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Linda Donnelly and Denise Bonham at the St. Lazarian’s Abbeyleix and Ballinakill GAA Clubs White Collar Boxing Night in The Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Roisin Simms and Andrew Shiel at the St. Lazarian’s Abbeyleix and Ballinakill GAA Clubs White Collar Boxing Night in The Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
MC Damian Walsh at the St. Lazarian’s Abbeyleix and Ballinakill GAA Clubs White Collar Boxing Night in The Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
A full house at the St. Lazarian’s Abbeyleix and Ballinakill GAA Clubs White Collar Boxing Night in The Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Breda Payne and Samantha Payne at the St. Lazarian’s Abbeyleix and Ballinakill GAA Clubs White Collar Boxing Night in The Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Aisling McGuire, Catherine Mansfield and Jurgeta Semutyte at the St. Lazarian’s Abbeyleix and Ballinakill GAA Clubs White Collar Boxing Night in The Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Claire and Eoin Delaney at the St. Lazarian’s Abbeyleix and Ballinakill GAA Clubs White Collar Boxing Night in The Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Boxers from St. Lazarian’s Abbeyleix and Ballinakill GAA Clubs at the White Collar Boxing Night in The Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow.
Picture: Alf Harvey.

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