Politics – you have to take the rough with the smooth and that is what Donegal North East TD Niall Blaney is planning to do!
Niall will be hoping to get the ref’s vote tomorrow (FRI) when he gets into the ring to compete in a White Collar charity boxing match in Letterkenny to raise money fro the Friends of Letterkenny Hospital and Letterkenny Rugby Club.
Blaney has donned the moniker Niall ‘The Annihilator’ Blaney for the competition, which takes place in the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny.
He has been training for the even three days a week for the past six weeks and is fighting fit for the challenge.
He has been training at the National Boxing Stadium during the week when in Dublin and in the Raphoe Boxing Club in Donegal at the weekends.
“The training has been tough but it is great and I’m really looking forward to getting in the ring,” he said.
“The rough and tumble of politics is never easy but it is a far cry from the boxing ring. It is for a good cause though, and I am delighted to be taking part.”