Fight tournament to help out Carers

By Mary Dennehy

A BOXING tournament in aid of Family Carers Ireland is taking to the ring on Friday, September 30 – with money raised going to support local families and services across South and West Dublin.

Organised by Tallaght resident Des Coffey, who was awarded Carer of the Year 2014, and Rachel Rogers, Family Carers Support Officer, the fundraising bout is being hosted by Crumlin Boxing Club in aid of Family Carers Ireland – which was created in 2016 through the merger of The Carers Association and Caring for Carers.

Des Coffey 1

The merger brought the best of both charities together while broadening the range of supports and services to family carers and creating one national voice to represent fairness for carers.

Funds raised by Crumlin boxing Club will go to support the work of the charity in local communities across Dublin South and Dublin West.

On the Friday night of the tournament, doors open at7.30 with tickets at €30 each or €50 for two – including food and entertainment. 

For further information on the charity tournament on Friday, September 30, or to buy tickets, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Rachel Rogers on 086 3890532, Des Coffey on 087 2923881 or Philip Sutcliffe on 087 9719193.

Visit for moreinformation on the charity.

Prev Dr Craig ‘bore his illness with courage’
Next Amazon ducts leave Mayberry Road in chaos
  • Walking miracle Karlee (8) thanks people for saving her life
  • Return of the flying ants!
  • Irish football supporters came out in force to remember Jack Charlton
  • Crowds gather to pay respect to former chairperson Brendan Moran
  • HSE launch Covid-19 Tracker App

We use cookies to improve your experience on our site, personalise content, provide social media features, analyse our traffic, show you relevant advertising and to target and report on ads. By using the site, you consent to the use of cookies that may process personal data for these purposes.