17 August 2012 2 Comments by The Northern Standard

An altruistic sponsorship act by a well-known Monaghan business can be legitimately seen as a contributor to the gold medal success achieved in the London Olympics by Bray boxer Katie Taylor.
As the four-time world champion and her fellow Olympic medallists were accorded a heroes’ welcome at Dublin Airport on Monday when they returned with Ireland’s best Olympics medal tally since 1956, the glint of precious metal was matched by the smiles of satisfaction on the faces of the representatives of long-established Monaghan Town food firm Mallon’s Sausages.
Mallon’s stepped in earlier this year when the Co Wicklow gymnasium where Katie Taylor and her fellow Olympics team member Adam Nolan train ran short of the funds it urgently needed to upgrade its facilities.
The Government provided a €24,000 grant to finance part of the works, but the gym still needed new toilet and shower facilities.
That’s when Paddy Mallon of Mallon’s Sausages came to the rescue with a €7,000 donation which enabled the work to be completed.
Paddy was present on June 11 to witness the new gymnasium officially reopened, and see Katie and Adam begin the crucial stage of their preparations for the Olympics test ahead.
Mallon’s sponsorship of Katie’s training facilities has been given an added piquancy by the 27-year-old fighter’s achievements in London.
The company are gold medallists themselves, having won a series of prestigious food awards for their produce. Earlier this …


  • said:

    Hi there, just wanted to say, I loved this article.
    It was inspiring. Keep on posting!

  • Gold said:

    Why viewers still use to read news papers when in this technological globe everything is existing on web?