November 8, 2018


Live& exclusive

Friday12th August @ 9:30pm
Coyle comes home for Royal Rumble in Castlebar

TG4 will provide live coverage of the WBF Light Middleweight Title fight between HenryCoyle and Italy’sElio Cotena on a big night of boxing at The Royal Theatre, Castlebar on Fridaynext 12th August. The live boxingcoverage, in association with Brian Peters Promotions, will begin on TG4at 9:30pm with action from the Patrick Hyland v Fabrizio Trotta Featherweight contest at 9:40pm.This will be followed by the big world title fight between ‘WesternWarrior’ Coyle, the Chicagobased Geesala native who will be taking on Elio Cotena. The fights will also bebroadcast live worldwide on

sothat Coyle’s many fans around the world (and in the UK andUS especially) can view the action as it happens.

The live boxing programme, Dornálaíocht Beo, will be presented byMicheál Ó Domhnaill with commentary and analysis by boxing guru Seán BánBreathnach. SBB will be assisted by veteran experts Colmán ÓFlatharta and Joe Hernon. Viewers will also have the opportunity tosee highlights from other fights which will be taking place on the night. There will be a host of local Mayo boxing talent on the card including an Irish title tilt for unbeaten Westportnative Finbarr Eade and an eagerly anticipated all Mayo duel between JohnWaldron and Michael Sweeney.

In what has been abusy summer for TG4 Spórt, Sports Editor Rónán Ó Coisdealbha said: ‘TG4 continues to provide Irishviewers with live sporting action on a weekly basis. We are proud to be able toprovide live coverage of this world title fight to add to our busy summerschedule which has to date included live coverage of the Tour de France, Wimbledon, Under-21 Hurling, Ladies Football Championshipand many more sports events’.

Promoter Brian Peters said: ‘We are delighted to be working with TG4 onthis event and helping to create a little piece of history as they broadcastlive professional boxing for the first time. It promises to be a great night ofboxing, Henry is a real fan favourite and his style always makes for excitingfights so there should be an electric atmosphere in the Royal Theatre withHenry challenging for the WBF title so close to home.

‘As for Patrick Hyland, I’m convinced he is Irish boxing’s next big star,he’s unbeaten in 23 fights and just two wins short of equalling the longestunbeaten run in Irish boxing set by the legendary Johnny Caldwell back in the1960’s. Patrick’s on the verge of major title fights now at World and Europeanlevel so he’s can’t afford any slip ups at this point in his career.’

Dornalaíocht Beo will be producedfor TG4 by Nemeton TV Productions who are based in the Ring Gaeltacht in County Waterford.


Rónán Ó Coisdealbha


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