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GAA skipper gives boxing club a fighting chance 06.09.17

DONEGAL GAA captain Michael Murphy is helping a flood-hit boxing club get fighting fit again after donating the full stock of exercise mats from his sports shop.
The top footballer was moved by the plight of Dunree Boxing Club which lost everything in the catastrophic floods that swept through Buncrana on the night of August 22.
The club which is home to more than 40 members aged seven to fifteen years, has been receiving lots of help and support locally and from around the country after its premises, all its gym equipment, sparring gear, mats, fixtures and fittings were wiped out when the nearby Crana River burst its banks.
Dunree Boxing Club in Buncrana was completely destroyed by the flooding on August 22nd, 2017.
The club thanked the Donegal captain and his Letterkenny store, with a social media post including mock-up photo of the sporting hero in a Superman cape.
"Big thanks to @michaelmurphysports for supplying the club with his full stock of top class exercise mats. Some heroes do wear capes!" the club said.
The club also thanked fellow boxing clubs in Donegal and Derry for donating funds as well as gloves, sparring pads and exercise equipment.
Meanwhile, at the Government’s request, the Irish Red Cross will administer two temporary humanitarian schemes for small businesses with up to 20 employees as well as voluntary and sporting groups affected by the once-in-a-century weather event.
The two schemes will provide a contribution to cover flood-damage to buildings, contents, fixture and fittings. Closing date for applications is September 30, 2017.
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