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arkie

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Re: Belfast boxers
« Reply #60 on: October 19, 2006, 08:21:52 PM »
ALL THE BRADY FAMILY WERE IN THE BOXING GAME.  PADDY,  ALEC,  JOHN,  AND CHARLIE. THEY CAME FROM SERVIA ST.

Christopher

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Re: Belfast boxers
« Reply #61 on: November 15, 2006, 06:45:36 PM »
Jack Magowan's recent article in the Tele on Saturday 4th November, about Shankill Road boxer, southpaw welterweight Tommy Armour, mentioned a few other boxers including Jimmy Warnock and Spider Kelly. When Tommy died in 1974, his funeral cortege was a mile long. It was bigger than that of George Best. In a fighting career of over fifteen years Tommy had over 100 wins (forty by a one punch knock out. Jack mentioned the
late Sam Devlin who wrote for the "Boxing News" in the seventies who rated Tommy as the greatest. I'm not surprised ... Tommy did not waste much time ... at one stage in his career .. he fought and won four times in eighteen days. Would anyone know where Tommy was living in 1960? There's no mention of him being in Belfast in the street directory for that year.

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Re: Belfast boxers
« Reply #62 on: November 15, 2006, 10:10:25 PM »
Tommy's record

W 138 (72 ko's)  |  L 41  |  D 4  |  Total 184 

they dont make em like that today!

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Re: Belfast boxers
« Reply #63 on: November 15, 2006, 10:13:29 PM »
and maybe just as well         as lot of them got punchy------as did Buckets Mc Gaughey

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Re: Belfast boxers
« Reply #64 on: November 16, 2006, 09:32:23 PM »
woah! arkie, i take it boxing is your favourite sport? you sure know alot of boxers! 8)

dureti

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Re: Belfast boxers
« Reply #65 on: November 16, 2006, 09:34:59 PM »
this, is really intresting to find out about all these famous boxers, i don`t really follow, boxing. ;) thanks, for making this thread.

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Re: Belfast boxers
« Reply #66 on: November 19, 2006, 09:15:07 PM »
hello, just reading through all the threads and came across this one again about boxers-----did you know the bradys well from servia street? were you a boxer yourself!!!!! :)

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Re: Belfast boxers
« Reply #67 on: November 19, 2006, 09:45:32 PM »
Hi Liz
I knew the Brady boxers ,when I was a kid.  I lived in Albert St.
Did you know another Brady family from "Wee Mc Donald St ? "   They lived at the corner of Slate St.

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Re: Belfast boxers
« Reply #68 on: November 19, 2006, 10:10:56 PM »
hello arkie- the bradys from servia st are my late mums brothers i dont remember any other brady,s  im too young!!!!! although i remember lizzie strannys wee house shop next door to my granny bradys house                       

MAgeeka

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Re: Belfast boxers
« Reply #69 on: November 19, 2006, 10:26:52 PM »
Liz
Do youremember a wee wee woman who worked in Lizzie Strannys named Veronica. ?  Did you know Paddy and Noel Rielly out of Sevia St ?

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Re: Belfast boxers
« Reply #70 on: November 19, 2006, 10:46:01 PM »
hi mageeka (i called you arkie in my last message sorry)  i was only 6 when my granny died in 1961 so i only know of some names i would have heard the family talk about over the years, i was born in boomer and just about remember playing in servia st..>>>>> ::)

MAgeeka

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Re: Belfast boxers
« Reply #71 on: November 19, 2006, 10:51:17 PM »
Liz
There was a boy in Boomer whom I used to play with called John ????
You may remember him, as he had only one hand

Christopher

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Re: Belfast boxers
« Reply #72 on: November 24, 2006, 01:35:32 PM »
Hiya Arkie, Charlie Nash ... a southpaw from Derry.

MAgeeka

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Re: Belfast boxers
« Reply #73 on: November 26, 2006, 02:55:45 AM »
Although he is not from belfast.  Thought I'd just mention that Willie Pep, just died

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Re: Belfast boxers
« Reply #74 on: November 26, 2006, 03:07:37 AM »
I had a glove signed by the master------passed it on to a belfast friend