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Shock as boxing club is targeted by arsonists

Phoenix Boxing Club in Lurgan damaged by arsonists

A county Armagh boxing club was targeted by arsonists overnight.

The Phoneix Boxing Club in Lurgan, located next to St Peter’s GAA, suffered extensive damage to equipment and the roof.

Deputy Mayor Catherine Seeley has hit out at those responsible.

“People are in absolute shock after hearing this news,” she said.

“It is a relief that no one was injured but it is a huge blow to those who volunteer their time, every evening of the week, to provide a facility for the community.

“It is also a blow for those young people training for competitions and for personal fitness in the club.”

Ms Seeley continued: “The club is due to have some improvement work started over the next number of weeks and I will now be contacting the funders to ensure that this project has not been jeopardised.”

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