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Belfast Coach retires – Gallagher, Donnelly, Crocker and co looking for new trainer

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The likes of Paddy Gallagher, Steven Donnelly, Conrad Cummings and Lewis Crocker could be on the look out for a new coach from today after Gerard McManus has elected to take a break from boxing.

McManus had built a strong stable of fighters over the last year or so with names like Donnelly, Cummings and Crocker electing to team up with the coach and Daniel Anderson.

However, just as the Gleann gym was beginning to become one of the places to train for Belfast fighters, McManus has stepped down.

According to reports the coach has made the decision for family reasons, McManus looking to spend more time with his family at this stage of his life.

News as to what direction the close crop of fighters that operator under McManus will take has yet to shared.

Gallagher, Donnelly, Cummings, Crocker, Owen O’Neill, Julio Cesar and the are like are in relative coaching limbo.


Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com