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first_imgIrish boxing hero Jason Quigley’s mum wiped tears from her eyes as she declared “He’s still my golden boy.”Muriel Quigley watches son Jason do Donegal and Ireland proud.Muriel Quigley watched as Jason’s dream of winning a gold medal at the World Championships disappeared before her eyes.Muriel was surrounded by family and friends at the Finn Valley Centre to watch Jason go for gold. But the tough 22 year old had to settle for silver as he was outboxed by Kazakhstan boxer Zhanibek Alimkhanuly.Speaking immediately after the fight, Muriel told Donegal Daily it was just wasn’t meant to be.“He gave it his all but it just wasn’t meant to be. He didn’t have luck on his side.“But I am so proud of him that he got to the final. He may not have won the gold medal but he will always be my golden boy,” she said. Jason gave it his all.Muriel was surrounded by well-wishers at the sports complex as they tried to cheer on Jason to victory.Alongside side her was Jason’s two sisters Jade, 14 and Holli, 6.Muriel revealed how boxing has been Jason’s life since he was only a toddler as he followed in his father Conor’s footsteps inside the ring.“I remember him getting boxing gloves and headgear for Christmas at a very early age and he would dance around the kitchen declaring himself the winner.“Conor was always away boxing so the chances were that Jason was always going to give boxing a go,” she said. Muriel revealed that even from an early age Jason wrote down on pieces of paper how he was one day going to fight for the world championships.“He is so focused. He only ever wanted to be world champion.“He is in bed by 11 o’clock every night and he looks after himself so well. He put his whole life into this day.“But I know Jason will bounce back. He has done remarkably well and he will be a bit disappointed that he didn’t win gold but we’re not disappointed. “We could not be prouder than we are today,” she said.Muriel revealed that outside of the ring, she could not ask for a better son.“I honestly couldn’t say a bad word about him. He doesn’t have much money because he is training full-time but he tries to give money up to the housekeeping.“His two sisters adore him and he is so good to them.“I know all mothers love their sons but I can honestly say that Jason has never given us a minute’s bother since he was born.“He has put everything he has into boxing and he deserves his moment of glory now. We’re all so proud of him,” said Muriel.‘HE’S STILL MY GOLDEN BOY,’ SAYS JASON’S PROUD MUM was last modified: October 26th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:boxingFinn Valley Centregold medalJason QuigleyMuriel Quigleysilverlast_img read more

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Four charged over attack on Thessaloniki mayor

first_imgFour men were charged on Monday over an attack on Thessaloniki’s mayor, Yiannis Boutaris.The 75-year-old was attacked on Saturday during a ceremony in the city, honouring the 353,000 victims of the genocide against Pontian Greeks by Ottoman Turkey on the territory of Asia Minor in 1915-1923, during and after World War I.Thrown to the ground, he was then attacked by some 12 people, who started to kick and punch him all over. As a result, Mr Boutaris was hospitalised.According to the director of Ippokrateio Hospital of Thessaloniki, Vana Papachristodoulou he was treated for a leg injury and bruises, and wanted to leave immediately “but we insisted and kept him overnight”, she said.After being discharged on Sunday Mr Boutaris told reporters that he had “lived a nightmare”.“They were hitting me everywhere. Kicks, punches, the lot,” he said.“It was a despicable attack but I am well.”The Greek government openly condemned Saturday’s violence, dubbing the perpetrators “extreme-right thugs”.Meanwhile the attack was praised by Ourania Michaloliakou. The daughter of the founder and leader of Greece’s Golden Dawn party Nikos Michaloliakos, she accused Mr Boutaris of being “anti-Greek”.“Bravo to each and every person individually who did their duty in Thessaloniki today. Respect and a thousand bravos to you all,” Ms Michaloliakou tweeted on Saturday.The suspects, two aged 20, one 36, and another 17, were charged by Greek authorities under accusations of causing grievous bodily harm, along with breaching peace at the event.One of the suspects openly attributed his actions to being angry with the liberal mayor, following a recent statement about pursuing friendlier relations with neighbouring Turkey.Another two told police that they were influenced by the rest of the crowd, and were apologetic for their actions.They expected to be brought to trial on Wednesday, following a request for a two-day deferral by their lawyers.Given one of the suspects is aged 17, he will be tried separately in a court for minors. No trial date has been announced for him as yet.Meanwhile prosecutors are undertaking a separate investigation to see whether charges can be brought against those who instigated the attack, and have yet to be unidentified. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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