Devenney to enter Guinness Book of Records

Ballybofey man Eunan Devenney, is about to enter the Guinness Book of Records and that has been confirmed this week.

Ballybofey man Eunan Devenney, is about to enter the Guinness Book of Records and that has been confirmed this week.

The Twin Towns boxing coach Devenney, shattered a world record for punching a punch bag non stop for three days at the end of May last year. He has now received official notification that his record attempt had been recognised and by the Guinness Book of Records.

He has also been informed that his name was going to be recorded in the next edition of the Guinness Book of Records.

“I received the notification and a certificate recognising the record on Friday and I’m obviously delighted that at long last it has been recognised and all the effort and work that went into the attempt has paid off,” said a delighted Eunan.

“I also received a nice covering letter with the certificate congratulating me on my record and also advising me that my name will be in the next edition of the book of record, so that is something to look forward too. And I suppose when I see my name in print it was will make it all the more satisfying.”

“I had held the record before, but it was only for a short time, and it never made the book, but this time it is going to which is nice and at is going to be there forever which makes the achievement all the more satisfying.”

Eunan’s record stands at 45 hours and 42 minutes and was set over three days at the end of May last year in the Twin Towns Boxing Club Gym.

The record was 36 hours and three minutes and was held by Californian-based Ron Sarchian. Sarchian having broke the record of 24 hours and 16 minutes set by Devenney in 2001.