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Conor McGregor’s longtime boxing coach triumphs in Dublin elections

Phil Sutcliffe, the former Irish Olympian who has served as Conor McGregor’s boxing coach for many years, has a different type of fight on his hands.  Sutcliffe, who has long been associated with the Crumlin Boxing Club where a young McGregor took his first steps into the world of combat sports, has won a seat

Conor McGregor’s longtime boxing coach triumphs in Dublin elections

Phil Sutcliffe, the previous Irish Olympian who has served as Conor McGregor’s boxing coach for a few years, has a distinct sort of battle on his palms. 

Sutcliffe, who has lengthy been related to the Crumlin Boxing Membership the place a younger McGregor took his first steps into the world of fight sports activities, has gained a seat within the Dublin native elections within the Ballyfermot/Drimnagh constituency, it has been confirmed on Monday, the place he secured the fifth and remaining seat after tallying 6.7 p.c of first choice votes.

In doing so, Sutcliffe defeated the Lord Mayor of Dubin, Daithí de Róiste within the vote. Sutcliffe — who ran beneath the Unbiased Eire banner —  had been endorsed by McGregor within the lead-in to final Friday’s election. He additionally ran within the Rathmines/Kimmage space however was unable to safe a seat in that locality.

Coach Sutcliffe! Vote INDEPENDENT! 🇮🇪

— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 15, 2024

Sutcliffe, who’s thought to be a world class boxing coach, can be a veteran of the Irish Military, and was hailed as a powerful voice in his group by Unbiased Eire forward of the vote.

“Unbiased Eire is delighted to announce that Phil Sutcliffe Sr, a former Olympic boxer and revered group chief, shall be standing as a candidate within the upcoming native elections for the Drimnagh-Ballyfermot and Kimmage-Rathmines Native Electoral Areas (LEA) in Dublin,” the political collective stated in Could.

“Phil, who competed within the 1980 and 1984 Olympic Video games and is a four-time nationwide boxing champion, has been an instrumental determine in youth improvement by way of sport within the Crumlin, Drimnagh, Ballyfermot and Kimmage areas of Dublin.”

Elsewhere within the native elections, McGregor’s former SBG Eire teammate Paddy Holohan, who ran as an unbiased candidate, gained seats in two constituencies (Tallaght Central & Tallaght South) whereas Eric Donovan, the Kildare-born skilled boxer, was elected within the Drogheda Rural space as a part of the Sinn Fein occasion.

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