Finn Harps’ Thrilla in da Villa to be a knockout night

It promises to be an action packed evening as Finn Harps stage the “Thrilla in Da Villa” white collar boxing evening this Saturday in the Villa Rose Hotel 8.30pm.

It promises to be an action packed evening as Finn Harps stage the “Thrilla in Da Villa” white collar boxing evening this Saturday in the Villa Rose Hotel 8.30pm.

The gallant boxers who will be stepping into the ring are all volunteers, most of whom had never laced up gloves before they began a rigorous training regime to prepare for the big night. Oisin Kelly of Highland Radio will be MC for the evening and the brave competitors have all chosen their own entry music to herald their arrival into the ring. In addition to a night of exciting boxing there will be further entertainment on offer courtesy of the ever popular Mad Marcus. Event manager Sharon Scanlon is sure it will be a hugely enjoyable evening for all those who attend.

“This is the first time an event like this has taken place in the Twin Towns so we have a put together an evening full of entertainment and you won’t have to be a boxing fan to have a great time,” said Sharon.

“The boxers have really taken on board the expert coaching they have received in the last six Weeks and have successfully come through a gruelling fitness regime. I am sure there is going to be a great atmosphere and a lot of fun to be had on Saturday night so everyone is welcome to come down and be a part of it.”

Charlie Ferry of Kavanagh’s SuperValu Ballybofey is looking forward to the occasion. He said: “ We are delighted to be associated with the forthcoming Finn Harps Thrilla in Da Villa white Collar Boxing Night. I watched the Finn Harps volunteers training and to be honest I was getting tired just watching them! Supervalu Ballybofey are committed to working alongside unique community based initiatives like this and we wish all the boxers the best of luck on Saturday.”

Tickets for the Thrilla cost €15 each and can be got from Finn Harps on 91-30070 or The Villa Rose Hotel.

Bouts: Fionnula (the Blade) Duffy v Katriona (Tiny Dancer) Mc Namee (Sponsor Marley’s Coach Hire); Pauric (Coalman) McCrory (Harkins Gala) v Rodney (Curragh Boy) Dullaghan (Gerard McHugh Photo);Shane (Dynamite) Elliott (CostCutter Ballybofey) v Gerard (Lightning) McGranagan; Donal (the Bottler) Kelly (Kelly’s Bottling Stores) v Brian (the Educator) McCrea (Lazy Daze Furniture); Fiona (Foxy) McSorleyv Margaret (Monster) Kennedy (McElhinneys Store); Andrew (Running Man) Scanlon ( Donegal County Products Ltd) v Barney (Yes Geeerrls!) McGuigan (Kernans Eurospar); Kevin (Striker) McHugh v Ciaran (Baby Face) Coll; Damien (Hot Stepper) Bradley (Farahs Hairdresser/Barber) v Darren (the Dazzler) McNulty (McNulty Engineering); John (Razor) Sweeney v Brian (the Councillor) Gallagher; Aisling (Boom Boom) Gallagher v TBC; Dean (Bone Crusher) McDevitt v Brian (Lights Out) Coll; Seamus (Spud) Sweeney v Thomas (Bang Bang) McBride (Gweedore Furniture/Laura Dolan Hairdresser); Joey (the Lips) O’Leary (Denise O Neill/Lucia Foley) v Mark (Hurricane) Harvey (McGuigan’s Bar)

Paul (Twinkle Toes) Dooley (B&S Supporters Club) v Joe (the Cobra) McCullagh.