Wrestling for a good cause

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FOR many of us growing up, it wasn’t Captain America or Thor who were our heroes.

TAKE THAT: William Gaffney lands a drop kick on Michael Langan.
TAKE THAT: William Gaffney lands a drop kick on Michael Langan.

On Saturday morning the only show in town was WWF and a weekly helping of Hulk Hogan, Mankind Mick Foley and The Undertaker.

A group of Sligo men will be acting out those childhood dreams of lifting heavyweight gold, Sports Entertainment’s top prize, and all for a very worthy cause when they wrestle for charity later this month. Gino O’Boyle, better known to most as a Sligo County Councillor, will be taking part on the night and explains how it all came about.

“We had a staff night out for the Garavogue and decided to dress as wrestlers. We were out for the craic and we go the notion ‘wouldn’t it be great to do a wrestling event?’ There are loads of white collar boxing events and that kind of thing but there is never any wrestling,” Gino said.

For more details on the Royal Rumble in the Sligo Southern Hotel, pick up a copy of this week’s Sligo Weekender- in shops now.

 

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