Tadgh O’Donnell tipped for young Sportsperson of the year 2022.

16 year old Tadgh O’Donnell from Greystones, Co.Wicklow has just gone and won his 6th title whilst representing Leinster in Hamburg last week.

Having won Gold at the European Junior Championships in Italy in October of this year, the youngster is certainly rolling with the punches these days! His heroes welcome back to his school, Temple Carrig in Greystones went viral as his entire school gave him a guard of honour upon his victorious return.

Tadgh’s coach of the last 5 years, Stephen Coughlan of Four Kings Boxing Club, Kilcoole cites his success as being down to his grounded temperament. “You could tell he wasn’t easily discouraged or anything like that. There were small little stepping stones we took with him early on, putting him in with good lads for spars and exhibition fights. He got loads of experience early on. It is what is in your mind that will get you where you want to go, not your physical attributes.” says Stephen.

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Information correct as at 10am, 13th Dec 2022

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