Moyle Park Boxing Club was built for the students and by the students of Moyle Park College. We had our official opening on the 1 st September 2014. Students gave up their weekends to fundraise for long hours to establish this club in our school.

Our club was built on hard work and the support of the school community, our local community and the boxing community. A huge thank you must go to Clondalkin Credit Union who funded our boxing ring, and to all the local shops that allowed us to bag pack and who matched money raised by students.

Boxing provides another highly beneficial outlet for the student’s talents and energies. Possessing the skills to look after yourself gives you a significant amount of confidence. Contrary to popular belief, boxers typically do not seek confrontation. Their skills and confidence convey an inward belief that there is nothing to prove.

Boxing is the ultimate sport for countering stress. The combination of strength training and aerobic work provides the best of both worlds in terms of feeling a muscular pump and stimulating the cardiovascular system – both of which enhance psychological well-being. After a hard day, hitting the heavy bag for 5-to- 6 rounds serves as a tremendous stress release.

Boxing (particularly concentrating on the focus mitts) enhances the ability to relax, which helps keep the boxer calm and poised under pressure. In this sense, boxing might help one to manage their life more efficiently.

Boxing in Moyle Park has been a great success for the College. Working outside of the classroom with diverse groups of individuals allowing students to gain more self-confidence and appreciation for others’ differences and similarities.