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Cabra Clubman Bobbi Flood #1 in Europe and #1 Supporter

Displaying the kind of team spirit that probably played a big part in him being selected as Team Ireland Co-Captain for the European Youth Championships, Bobbi Flood was at the National Stadium this weekend supporting a clubmate.

Flood’s Cabra teammate Senan Kennedy was fighting for his first Irish title at the home of Irish boxing on Saturday afternoon – and the 7 time national titlist was a vocal fan.

Considering he won the semi-final via first-round stoppage, it didn’t look like Kennedy, whose father Mark is a respected cut man and well known funny man of Irish boxing, needed any extra support to get him over the line in the decider – but no doubt he’d have been grateful for the support nonetheless.

As it turned out, the light middleweight under-18 champion of Europe saw his clubmate win the 65kg  Boy 2 National Championship final by defeating  John Murray of St Francis.

It was a nice gesture from a fighter who’d earned some time away from the sport. Flood took time to visit the home of Irish boxing just a day after he’d returned from a long stint in Bulgaria where he had four fights en route to gold medal success – and when had every right to spend Saturday basking in away from boxing.

It was also heartwarming to see the Dublin club celebrate both successes with equal joy and praise.


Integral part of the Irish boxing community for over 13 years