DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL HONOURS DRIMNAGH’S FINEST. THE ROUNDABOUT ON MOURNE ROAD, NEAREST TO DRIMNAGH BOXING CLUB, WAS RECENTLY NAMED “THE CARRUTH ROUNDABOUT” IN HONOUR OF MICHAEL CARRUTH OUR ONLY LIVING IRISH BOXING OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST
We all remember that grorious Saturday morning in 1992 when Michael Carruth brouth pride and tears of joy to our eyes as he won a Gold Medal for Boxing for Ireland. It has taken a long time to mark that occasion in a tangeable way, but this was finally put right with the naming of the roundabout after him and as he made clear himself incorporating his whole family, from his father Austin, his mother Joan and his brothers (several of whom boxed not just for the Drimnagh boxing club but for Ireland.
The occasion was also honoured by the presence of the other Irish Olympic Gold Medalist from 1956, Ronnie Delaney. The attendance, led by Dublin’s Lord Mayor Mr. Gerry Breen, included City Councillors Ruairi McGInley & Eric Byrne plus Mary Upton TD and representatives from many, if not all, of the main organisations in Drimnagh including the two main Residents Associations (DRA & DCRG) , The GAA, The Bosco, Our Lady’s Hall.
This was a special occasion, long overdue, for the Carruth Family and in particular for the star attraction, Michael Carruth. and also for Drimnagh itself as it highlights some of the many very positive sides of Drimnagh.