Royal Theatre

  • Country music legend Kris Kristofferson will play a concert in Mayo this Summer.

    It’s been confirmed that the three-time Grammy winner will play four Irish concerts in June, including 24th June at the Royal Theatre in Castlebar, as well as concerts in Derry, Belfast and Dublin.

    Kris Kristofferson has recorded 30 albums, including three with The Highwaymen, and has spent three decades performing concerts all over the world, as well as acting in more than 70 films.

    Tickets for the solo acoustic shows in June will go on sale this Friday morning.

  • Islandeady boxer Ray Moylette has made his 7 day weight ahead of his world title bout next Friday.

     

    Ray weighted in at 141.7lbs just a week away from the bout with Christian Uruzquieta in the Royal Theatre in Castlebar.

     

    Midwest Radio will be broadcasting live from the event and will have tickets to give away as well.

     

  • Islandeady boxer Ray Moylette was agonisingly beaten in his WBC title bout at the Royal Theatre tonight. Two judges scored it in a one point win for Ray and his opponent Christian Uruzquieta, while the third gave the Mexican a 96-92 win. 

    This was an enthralling contest and it looked as if Moylette was dead and buried after going down twice in the 5th. However he recovered very well to match the Mexican over the next five rounds. 

    In the end Ray was adjudged to have narrowly lost the contest in a packed Royal Theatre.

  • Ray Moylette will have to overcome tough Mexican opposition if he is to claim his first professional title next month.

    The Islandeady lightweight makes his Mayo homecoming at the Royal Theatre in Castlebar on Friday December 7th and it has been announced that he will face Christian Uruzquieta for the WBC International rankings title.

    The 28-year-old Mexico City man looks, on paper, to be Moylette’s toughest pro opponent to date.

    A pro for almost ten years, Uruzquieta has plenty of experience fighting on the road and has been a repeat visitor to Canada where, over five fights, he has posted two upset wins, one draw, and two losses.

    One of these wins came against Steve Wilcox – who Irish fans may remember from his clash with Dublin light welter Darragh Foley earlier this year.

    Moylette comes into the bout following a fantastic start to pro life in which he has scored 11 wins in under a year and a half – most of which have come against solid, game opposition.

    Uruzquieta, however, represents a serious step up for the Mayo 28-year-old who will be looking to enter the WBC Top 15 with a win.

    Tickets for the card go on sale next week and a full undercard will be announced soon – with Moylette’s Celtic Warriors gym-mate Spike O’Sullivan already being confirmed this weekend.

  • Assassin Boxing have confirmed that they’ve once again teamed up with TG4 to offer live coverage of ‘The Homecoming’ on December 7th from The Royal Theatre, Castlebar.

    December 7th will see Ray Moylette challenge for his first title and look to gain world ranking credentials if he is to beat Mexican, Christian Uruzquieta. While the co main event bout will see Gary Spike O Sullivan return to the ring as he continues to go in search of a world title opportunity.

    Moylette commented: ‘It’s an honour to have TG4 on board. This is a massive event for my county, but now hopefully a massive event for this country. I said I want to bring big time boxing back to Ireland, and this is a good start’

    Professional boxing from Ireland has only been broadcast terrestrially once before in almost a decade.

    Ray Moylette’s manager, Kaz Evans said:‘To think Irish boxers have been starved of the right coverage and platform, we now have a partner that can turn professional boxers from local to hero’s to Irish sporting greats’.

    Assassin Boxing too were heavily involved in bringing television to the table for the show they co promoted in March.

    They’ve once again struck a deal with TG4, and it appears the station will be the home of Irish boxing for the foreseeable future.

    Conor Slater from Assassin Boxing commented:
    ‘It’s brilliant to be working again with Rónán and TG4. They are a wonderful entity to be involved with. They share our vision for where Irish boxing should be, and they have really taken the plunge and have backed Irish boxing, they should be commended. This is a huge opportunity for everyone involved and hopefully one that will become a regular fixture in the calendar year. The country has so many sporting super stars, Robbie Keane, Brian O Driscoll, Katie Taylor, and now we have a platform for Moylette to become an Irish sporting great.’

    TG4 will show 3 hours of live boxing on December 7th, following on from their coverage of March’s show which was also shown over a 3 hour slot.

    Head of Sport at TG4, Rónán O Coisdealbha said: 
    ‘It’s a honour to be able to show live coverage of ‘The Homecoming’ on December 7th. We really look forward to playing a part in showing a sport that has provided so many great nights for the Irish public. We hope to continue to work with Moylette and Spike O Sullivan as they work towards world title shots’.