Anyone who grew up in the seventies, as I did, will remember with fondness the late nights/ early mornings spent watching Muhammad Ali slug it out against the likes of boxing superstars, Smokin’ Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Leon Spinks etc on television. Whether you liked boxing or not, everyone had an opinion of Ali. HisRead more..
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After traveling from New York to Boston and then to Ireland, the Fighting Irishmen boxing exhibition, which details nearly 200 years of Irish fighters, is now open for viewing in Phoenix, Arizona, in the recently opened McClelland Irish Library. The Phoenix opening for “The Fighting Irishmen: Celebrating Celtic Prizefighters 1820 to Present” paid special tributeRead more..
He needs no description other than “The Greatest.” The legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, formerly known as Cassius Clay, visited the birthplace of his great-grandfather in County Clare in 2010. Thousands turned out in the town of Ennis to greet Ali, whose ancestor Abe Grady — grandfather of Ali’s mother, Odessa Lee Grady — lived onRead more..
The American Ireland Fund’s annual New York Gala Dinner was held on May 5th. More than 1,200 guests gathered in a tent at Lincoln Center on May 5, for the American Ireland Fund New York Dinner Gala, the largest of the 100 events held annually by The Worldwide Ireland Funds. The dinner, chaired by DuncanRead more..
Thousands turned out to welcome Muhammad Ali, 67, to Ennis, County Clare, the birthplace of his great-grandfather, on August 30. The purpose of his and his wife Lonnie’s visit was to inspire awareness and support for the recently established Alltech-Muhammad Ali Center Global Education and Charitable Fund, and also for the Muhammad Ali Center inRead more..