Former boxing star visits St Mary’s Magherafelt


FORMER professional boxer Dermot Gascoyne inspired Year 8 pupils at St Mary’s Grammar School during a recent ‘Sports Athlete Mentor Visit.’

Dermot, who is now involved with Sky Sports Living for Sport Project, revealed how boxing changed his life at a young age.

He also spoke to the pupils of the benefits of sport to health and well-being, as well as recalling bouts in the ring against world champions such as Evander Holyfield, Frank Bruno and Lennox Lewis.

The Magherafelt school is now eagerly awaiting its next Sky Sports Athlete Mentor Visit which will be by Paralympian Michael McKillop.