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Tuesday 26 September 2017

Boxer's Olympic effort

IRISH Olympic boxing hope and teacher Darren O'Neill has thrown his weight behind a home-grown education company which is growing jobs and enterprise here based on London 2012.

Wexford-based Prim-Ed has launched 'The 2012 Olympic Team in London' programme, an educational pack which will teach primary pupils the history of the Olympics, what it takes to be an elite athlete, and give them the inside track on our Olympic hopefuls.

O'Neill (26), a teacher at the Holy Trinity Primary School in Donaghmede, Dublin said he is using the equipment in his classroom.

He became Ireland's first boxer to qualify for the London Olympics last October.

"It is important that school children learn about the Olympics and Ireland's proud role in the Games over the years. The fact that they are next door in London this year is extra special," he said.

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