Macklin, Hyland, Byrne, O’Donnell Amongst Irish Boxers Squad For Charity Football Tournament today became the first team to provisionally name their squad for this year’s TRAD TKO Boxing Gym promoted Boxers and Celebrity Football Tournament, in aid of the Indee Rose Trust, which provide support to children recovering from brain and spinal tumors., that takes place at the Concord Rangers FC, in Thames Road, Canvey Island, Essex on Sunday, 14th August 2011.’s editor, Leonard Gunning announced the core of his squad earlier today, which includes World title challenger Matthew Macklin and brother Seamus Macklin, current and former Irish champions Ian Tims, Patrick Hyland, Peter McDonagh, Anthony Fitzgerald as well as ‘Slick Fightin Irish’ Simon O’Donnell, John O’Donnell, Dean Byrne, Lee Murtagh, Joe Rea, Gavin Prunty, Michael Kelly, trainer Kevin Maree, Ireland’s leading sports photographer Kevin Finn and of course Leonard himself. Leonard expects to announce further ‘big names’ for his squad which, along with Team Alio, will be representing the Emerald Isle.

Coincidentally, just as the team list was passed to TRAD TKO’s Johnny Eames, Team player Dean ‘Irish Lightning’ Byrne was in the gym training, so he took a short break to speak about the event. “I just got asked today, yeah I’m looking forward to it. I played two years ago, it was a real crack, all the fighters coming out from all over the place to compete against each other.

It’s good because you get to meet up and have a kick about with all your mates from all over and get to raise money for such a worthy cause. I think it’s great that the TKO does this every year and all the boxers come together to help the kids who suffer with brain ad spinal tumors

On August 14th the team will be joining Johnny, and boxing stars Nathan Cleverly, Kevin Mitchell, Ricky Burns, Barry McGuigan, Paul and Stephen Smith, Willie Limond, Tony Oakey, Wayne Elcock, Ross Minter, Martin Power etc.; will be joined by celebrities such as Alex Reid (MMA), Johnny Borrell (Razorlight), Mark Wingett (Jim Carver – The Bill), Stephen Bell (Coronation Street), various of the Eastenders and Shameless cast etc. at the Concord Rangers FC ground on Canvey Island.

The TRAD TKO Boxing Gym promoted Boxers and Celebrity Football Tournament, in aid of the Indee Rose Trust, kicks off at 12:00pm at the Concord Rangers FC, Thames Road, Canvey Island, Essex on Sunday 14th August 2011.

Tickets for this special event, priced: Standard: £10.00 and V.I.P. £20.00, are available on-line from or in person from the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym, Gillian House, Stephenson Street, Canning Town, London E16 4SA

Children’s tickets, priced £5.00, will be available on the day.

For further information either call the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym on 020 7474 3199 or see or