Illies Golden Gloves Boxing Club is a community based, non – profit organisation, which aims to foster a culture and an environment that encourages participation in boxing, identifies talent and supports all to reach their full potential.
Project: Illies Golden Gloves Boxing Club Company Ltd
Location: Buncrana, Co. Donegal
Loan Value: €50,000
Since opening in 1998, the Club have boasted considerable success with many of their boxers winning Donegal (112), Ulster (65) and National (30) titles.
The group acquired a loan facility from Community Finance Ireland to upgrade their premises.
The new modernised facilities would enable the Club to increase their income streams through bolstering future membership potential, hosting international tournaments and health, fitness classes and training, serving to further strengthen the social impact of the club and its successes.
“The Committee realised that the Club had outgrown their existing premises at the Old School house and began looking for an alternative facility. Thankfully, through a lot of perseverance and guidance from the staff at Community Finance Ireland we were able to finance a new premise at Lisfannon with an array of facilities to cater for a range of abilities.
On behalf of the club, I sincerely wish to thank Community Finance Ireland for all their assistance in getting us to where we’re at today.”
Sadie Duffy, Hon. Secretary, Ulster Boxing Council IABA