Wicklow youngster Adam Sinnott is well on his way to achieving great things in his boxing career. Having recently fought his way to an Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA), All Ireland Senior Championship Title, not long after achieving his Leinster Senior Title, he made little mention when we spoke to him about also bringing home gold medals from Lithuanian & Russian contests aswell as being a two time Michael Andrews Champion. It seems success and humility go hand in hand for this young man.
Pictured above: Cole Byrne Adam Sinnott, Bren Byrne
Adam who is in his first year of studying Sports and Fitness @ Bray Institute of Further Education is currently gearing up for the National under 22’s competition at the National Stadium in Feburary. He has put out the call for sponsorship for new gear to keep his dream alive of going on to win at the European Championships.
20 year old Adam who hails from Wicklow Town, has been training with Rathnew Boxing Club since he was 7yrs old and originally started with the club to keep him occupied and out of trouble. He attributes much of his success to the encouragement of his coaches and supporters at the club including his coaches Johnno Goucher & Jem Kearney along with Bren Byrne, Adrian & Michelle.
Pictured above: Johno Goucher, Head Coach Rathnew Boxing Club, Adam Sinnott winning his National Title, Bren Byrne, Rathnew Boxing Club
Given that Adam is a man of few words, we decided to catch up with one of his coaches and see if they could shed some light on how Adam has gotten to where is today.
Jem Kearney of Rathnew Boxing Club had this to say about Adam, ‘He’s one of the nicest, hard working & driven young men you’d ever meet. From the day I met him, he’s always had his eye on his goals. When he became the clubs First Senior All Ireland Champion. It was the best feeling ever especially knowing how much he’s sacrificed to get there. No one deserved it more in our eyes. He’s the Champion of Ireland & a true Wicklow Town lad, born & bred.’
Adam Sinnott and Cole Byrne are two of the clubs most experienced members and naturally the younger members of the club look up to them. In fact, Adam is known for helping out younger members of the Club and to take the time out of his session to show them how to do it right: “he will take the time from his training to go across to one of the younger members & correct them on something they’re not doing correctly by standing there & showing the way it should be done & staying with them until they’ve gotten it right. He’ll then return to his bag or skipping etc but the kids feel like Floyd Mayweather has just showed them, it’s wonderful to see in action. He’s a club man through & through.,” explains Kearney.
If you or your company are in a position to sponsor local lad Adam, let us know and we’ll put you in touch.
“He is truly a credit to himself, the club, his family and Town & the wider IABA“, Jem Kearney, Coach