John Harkin Obituary-Death News; Dunfanaghy Boxing Club First Ulster Champion, John Harkin Passes Away
The first-ever Ulster champion and a coach’s relative have passed away, according to the Dunfanaghy Boxing Club. On Friday, October 27, 2023, he was declared deceased. Eddie, the head coach of Dunfanaghy Boxing Club, had a younger brother named John.
A new book commemorating Dunfanaghy Boxing Club’s limited history was released on Saturday night with the title Dunfanaghy Boxing Club – A Short existence.
The new book, written by Gortahork resident James Woods, was launched on Saturday night at Dunfanaghy’s Ozanam House. The occasion happened amid a lull in the club’s yearly competition. The 76 pages that make up the club’s history are compressed into the 37 years that have transpired since its founding.
The men who flew the Dunfanaghy flag with honour throughout the years, both inside and outside of the ring, as well as those who were among the club’s original members, tell the narrative through their words.
A number of men, including Mickey Durning, Neil Gallagher, John (William) Gallagher, Pat Robinson, Malcolm Park, Steve McIlhinny, Eddie Harkin, Tommy McGinley, Denis Harkin, Josie Gallagher, Josie “Jack Bán” Gallagher, Michael McDermott, James McGee, Hughie Boyle, Charlie McKinley, Gerry Daly, and Dr. Lochlann McGill in the background.
A detailed summary of the club’s championships won at all levels of competition is also included in the publication. This is an extremely outstanding list of accomplishments. The many antique photos strewn throughout the pages will give the reader the impression that they have been transported back in time.