‘Desperate times’ for boxing club left without a premises
Golden Cobra Boxing Club must vacate premises in Cookstown Industrial Estate

‘Desperate times’ for boxing club left without a premises

A BOXING Club has been left without a premises as the building in Cookstown Industrial Estate that they have been training in is being sold at an asking price of €990,000.

Golden Cobra Boxing Club, based at 73 Cookstown Road in Tallaght, has been given notice that they need to vacate the premises by the end of April. With over 60 members in the club, coach Eddie Hyland says it is “desperate times” for the club as they search for a suitable location.

“The landlord is selling the building – we have only been in it six months,” said Eddie. “We were originally up in Rathcoole when we reopened and the landlord up there sold the premises, so we got an opportunity to go down to Cookstown and we thought we were going to be there forever.

“We are back to square one again, so we are trying to find a new home for Golden Cobra.”

The 1,601sq warehouse premises with a 0.7 acre site is being offered to the market by industrial property specialist Harvey and is zoned Objective REGEN under the the draft South Dublin County Development Plan (2022- 2028), which is to facilitate enterprise and/or residential-led regeneration subject to a development framework or plan for the area incorporating phasing and infrastructure delivery.

“We need a fairly reasonable size building to accommodate all of our members,” said Eddie.

“I put up a post on Facebook and Instagram page and I have been ringing agencies to try rent some units around the Tallaght area, but nothing has come out of it so far, so it is just a hard struggle for us at the moment.”

First established in 1990, the club reopened in honour of founding member Paddy Hyland, on his fifth anniversary, who passed away from suicide in 2015.

“We have only been in it since June, and we have put so much effort and money into getting it established and ready for the teams and kids to come down to train,” said Eddie. “It is horrible because every day I get messages asking can people’s sons and daughters come down to join the club but unfortunately now I have to turn them away because we have no premises at the end of April.”

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