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While on holiday on Achill Island recently I photographed the young boxers at the Achill Island Boxing Club run by Pete Digweed in an old school building in Dereens. I’m not a great fan of boxing but I was very impressed by their poise, confidence and dignity. Here are Ben Dempsey, aged 13 who is the current Connaught champion and 13 year old Áine Curtis.