The Juvenile Club wishes the best of luck to former underage Carrig player, Niall McCarthy, as he attempts to win an All-Ireland in the boxing ring, as opposed to the field of play, on which he won four All-Ireland hurling medals with Cork in the minor, intermediate and senior grades.
Niall is representing UCC, where he is currently a mature student. He is competing against Finbarr McGuire (CIT) in the final of the Novice Junior 86kg weight category of the Irish Athletic Third Level Boxing Association finals.
The bout is taking place at the National Boxing Stadium in Dublin on Saturday, 11th March. However, Niall is in the red corner, where he will surely feel at home.
We have no doubt that Niall will display the same physical and mental toughness on the canvas as he has always shown on the pitch.