Esker finally get green light for boxing base

by James Hendicott
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AFTER a long struggle, Esker Boxing Club’s campaign to build their own clubhouse in Lucan has finally been given the go ahead in the past week.
The ongoing campaign has faced several hiccups along the way, and while it’ll be some time before the building is in action, the club sees the development as critical to their future, with club secretary Ed Griffin already in full celebratory mode.
“Well folks, after nearly 6 years campaigning for a permanent clubhouse we got fantastic news this week as we received full planning permission to build in Lucan,” Griffin explained.
“As part of our plans we will have a drop off/ pick up point for the primary school beside us to help alleviate school peak hours traffic.”
“We couldn’t have got this far without a massive amount of people helping us out and supporting us over the years and we’d like to thank you all so much.”
“We will be putting together a financial plan in the next few weeks to build the clubhouse and will be meeting with all local representatives and South Dublin County Council in that respect to try and move as fast as possible,” Griffin said of plans for the progression of the building.
“We’d like to thank all of the local representatives that have helped us out so far and SDCC.”
“Finally, we’d like to thank all of the boxers past and present who have stuck it out with us over the years, when built this will be your clubhouse. Thank all of the local community and sports groups that forwarded on letters of support to us at the start of this process, it really made the difference.”
Esker Boxing Club will be hosting Europe’s largest female boxing competition late in 2017, with the tournament taking place from October 13 to 15 at the CBS Sports Hall. The Esker All Female BoxCup is currently open for registration.

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