Posts Tagged ‘Boxing’

Catholic priest fights in a boxing tournament Comments 0

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

On Tuesday night, Feb. 19, I will fight in the 89th annual Bengal Bouts boxing tournament put on by the University of Notre Dame’s amateur boxing club. Three years ago, I was the first priest to fight in the tournament—and lost in a split decision in the heavyweight final. I consider it an honour to Read more

Priest to fight parishioner in charity boxing match Comments 0

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

A Catholic priest is donning his boxing gloves for a charity fight next month. Fr Pierre “Jalapeno” Pepper, parish priest of St Rynagh’s in Banagher, Co Offaly, will be squaring up to parishioner Jared “The Artful Dodger” Madden to raise money for the St Vincent de Paul Society and the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. Read more