European bronze for Tallow’s teen boxer

Ricky Kiely pictured with Midleton Boxing Club coaches Bill O'Sullivan and Justin Donnelly. (Photo: courtesy Midleton Boxing Club)

Tallow teenager Ricky Kiely, is at the top of his game having claimed the bronze medal at the EUBC European Schoolboys Boxing Championships that took place in Turkey recently.

Fourteen-year-old Ricky, who trains with Midleton Boxing Club, fought in the 80kg division and took home the bronze medal, adding to his two All-Ireland titles and a cadet medal which secured his place in Turkey representing Ireland, all won in the last 12 months.

Speaking with The Avondhu, Ricky’s mother Gillian Kiely, said that the Ricky began boxing at the tender age of four.

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