One of Monkstown Boxing Club greatest achievements inside or outside the ring. We are absolutely delighted with this news......
Jack Carroll came to Monkstown Boxing Club through our partnership with Dun Laoghaire Tivoli Training Centre. Both the Probation Service and James Doyle (Monkstown Development Coach) developed a Boxing Course for the Probation Service in 2010 and since then the program has gone from strength to strength and Jack is proof that this program works.
When Jack first arrived in Monkstown BC for boxing training with the rest of the group from the Tivoli training centre his fitness along with his motivation was very low but after a couple of sessions Jack started to really enjoy the training and the discipline that boxing brings. He then told James he was really interested in getting fitter and fitter and maybe one day would like to compete for Monkstown boxing club.
After 18 months of training with Monkstown BC along with a few bumps and setbacks along the way he weighed into the Dublin Men’s Novice Boxing Championships (over 18 year olds with less than 5 bouts) in the National Stadium, South Circular Road - where he picked up a gold medal, shortly after the Dublin championships Jack went on to win the Leinster title.
After Jacks achievements in the ring and a couple of years with the Tivoli training centre, Jack started to think about his next step in life, he was encouraged by the staff from the Tivoli training centre along with James and the boxing club - he then started to think about joining the Army.
James then put him in contact with Andrew Brennan who is Monkstown BC's Strength and Conditioning Coach and also an Irish Army Sargent, after hearing the ins and outs of the process Jack applied on line with the backing that Andrew would "advise" him in any way he could.
On Wednesday 15th February and after months of gruelling training Jack is now a fully professional soldier and Jack Carroll from Tivoli training centre/Monkstown boxing club has now became Private Carroll of the 27th Infantry Battalion.
Jack is a great example to any young person that's referred to Tivoli training centre or any young probation/learning centres in Ireland that if you work hard enough you can turn your life around and achieve great things.
Well done Jack - we are absolutely delighted for you!
1. Private Carroll - Irish Army Barracks
2. Private Carroll and James Doyle(proud as punch) - Irish Army Barracks
Monkstown Boxing Club's 25 boxers (aged from 9 to 17) returned on the last flight out of London on Sunday night 22nd January 2017. The boxers completed a team building & training camp for up coming Dublin and All Ireland Championships.
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