Castlerea has a World Boxing Champion after Lisa O’Rourke’s exploits in Istanbul yesterday evening.

Lisa, who turned 20 last weekend and in her first major championship, became world champion for the first time in her career as well as $100,000 richer.

There was terrific scenes at the Hub in Castlerea yesterday evening as a big screen was erected for locals to come out and watch the big fight.

Local Fianna Fail Councillor Paschal Fitzmaurice says it is unimaginable to think that Castlerea has a world champion.

Cllr. Fitzmaurice says planning is now underway to welcome home Lisa tomorrow night.


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