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Francis Barrett

Francis Barrett (born February 7, 1977 in Galway, Ireland), commonly known as Francie Barrett, is an Irish professional boxer, who represented ... More »Francis Barrett (born February 7, 1977 in Galway, Ireland), commonly known as Francie Barrett, is an Irish professional boxer, who represented Ireland at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. Barrett is from Galway City and is of Irish Traveller heritage. He was introduced to boxing by trainer, mentor and former boxer Chick Gillen. Barrett had in excess of 250 bouts as an amateur fighter and represented Ireland internationally. He won Irish titles at both junior and senior level and also won the British welterweight title in 1997, beating Tony Sesay and Michael Jennings on his way to winning the title. The highlight of Barrett's came when he was the youngest member of the Irish team at the 1996 Olympic Games and carried the Irish flag during the opening ceremony. During the Olympics Barrett competed in the light welterweight division. For this he gained global media attention and became a national hero. His results were: Barrett turned professional in August 2000 and now... [ Wikipedia ]

Arkansas ends S. Carolina's NCAA tournament streak

South Carolina starting pitcher Colby Holmes works against Arkansas in the first inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Monday, June 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) — AP South Carolina's Evan Marzilli reacts after hitting a one-RBI triple against Arkansas in the ...

College World Series: South Carolina eliminates Arkansas from CWS

This article was published today at 1:46 a.m. Arkansas' Dominic Ficociello (25) stands dejected after losing 3-2 to South Carolina in an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game in Omaha, Neb., Friday, June 22, 2012. South Carolina won 3-2 and advances to play Arizona in the ...

Forever punching above their weight

Tales of Francis Barrett in training in the back of a lorry container in Galway or Katie Taylor with no toilet or showers in her gym until this year are stock-in-trade in the sport, yet it seems to have only grown stronger. “Seven years ago people were much more inclined to put their ...

Fighting Irish lass to fly tricolour

Taylor is the third Irish boxer to be chosen as flag bearer after Wayne McCullough (Barcelona) and Francis Barrett (Atlanta)...

Lesser Pentagram Ritual

... the beginning of the Nineteenth Century Francis Barrett published his Celestial Intelligencer,often called The Magus, in which he reproduced in modern format the works of Agrippa which,of course, included the pentagram which now began to take on some of its modern magickalinterpretations...

Donoghue, Ginty Advance To Finals At National Stadium

Olympic BC stand out Frankie Cleary beat his fellow Galway man Francis Barrett, while EU Youth champion Kristina O’Hara and Cheyanne O’Neill also advanced at the South Circular Road venue. The IABA are using the Open Youth Championships as part of their selection process for the AIBA ...

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Two Champions Highlight Irish Amateur Blowout At National Stadium

The Olympic BC are guaranteed to have one boxer in the Youth finals as club-mates Francis Barrett and Frankie Cleary go-head-to-head in one of the flyweight semi-finals. The Open Youth Championships are being run in conjunction with the National Novice Championships, the semi-finals of ...

GOLF AROUND THE GREENS

... David Pover Silver Division: 1 Ray Lowden 34 ocb, 2 Roger Harris, 3 Cyril Watch 33 Bronze Division: 1 John Singleton 35 ocb, 2 Francis Barrett, 3 John Fields 34 The Ladies Captain's Day three-ball better-ball competition was won by Kathy Fox, Pat Taylor and Linda Hobbs with a score of 118 points...

Katie carrying flag is 'honour' for Irish boxing

Wayne McCullough carried the flag at the 1992 Barcelona Games and Francis Barrett was the tricolour bearer at the 1996 Athens Games. Irish Amateur Boxing Association president Tommy Murphy said: "It's a great honour for Irish amateur boxing and we are absolutely delighted that Katie has ...

Hillerby vows to fight back

Belfast’s Wayne McCullough, who won silver at the 1992 Barcelona Games, carried the flag at the 1988 Seoul games and Francis Barrett was the Irish flag bearer at the 1996 Olympiad in Atlanta. Women’s boxing will make its historic Olympic debut in London in three weight-categories – ...

Virginia Book Notes for June 3

Charity was the focus at the Richmond Theater on the night of Dec. 26, 1811, but the date lives in history as one of catastrophe. During a benefit performance at the theater, fire broke out and killed 72 people, including Virginia Gov. George William Smith. In "The Richmond Theater Fire: Early ...

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