Photo Credit – John Tarrant (@jgtarrant)
Spike O’Sullivan traded knocking out opponents for knocking over scores yesterday when he lined out for his home side Ballinure in the first round of the Cork Junior C Football Championship.
The former Irish champion, who is due to return to the ring as a light middleweight this Summer, donned the #14 jersey and took to the field as a powerful full forward.
Spike’s opponent this time round were the fifteen hardy men of Glenlara GAA, and – as this brilliant photo from John Tarrant shows – their full back came off second best in a collision with O’Sullivan.
The Celtic Warriors Gym fan-favourite didn’t get on the scoresheet himself but set up two goals during the game.
However, despite his best efforts, O’Sullivan couldn’t prevent his parish from falling to a 0-18 to 4-2 defeat.
With Spike’s appearance in mind, who else from the Irish boxing community has lined out for their local side?