Twin Town boxers basking in newly refurbished gym

Twin Towns Boxing Club officials and club members are enjoying the plush new surrounding following the upgrading of the club’s gym.

Twin Towns Boxing Club officials and club members are enjoying the plush new surrounding following the upgrading of the club’s gym.

The newly refurbished gym in Drumfield House in Ballybofey at the rear of McElhinney’s store has undergone a major and long overdue facelift in recent months. The makeover includes the building of new toilets and a new non slip sports floor and has been made possible following funding from the National Lottery, the Donegal Community Development Fund and Airtricty.

“We received €25,000 from the Lottery, €10,000 from the Donegal Community Fund and €7,000 from Airtricity and we are very grateful to them all for the funding and the local business and the local community who helped out and did the work on a voluntary basis,” said club secretary Brian Anderson.

“We are really delighted with the way it has turned out and to be honest we don’t know ourselves. It is a huge improvement and it is brilliant for everybody in the club, members and coaches.”

The club facilities are also used by other local clubs Finn Harps, Sean McCumhaill’s and Convoy GAA clubs and local schools.

The club has been based at Drumfield House for the past four years having had a number of different gyms in the town since the club was first formed in 1979. And following the recent refurbishment they now have first class facilities for the first time ever and can now provide its members with first class facilities.

Twin Towns BC is among a number of clubs right around the country including a number in Donegal who have received funding from the National Lottery. This funding has come about on the back of Ireland’s great success on the world boxing stage in recent years.

The new facility was opened to members for the first time last Wednesday night. The total cost of the works carried out was in the region of €45,000.