John McNally (boxer)

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John McNally
McNally at the 1952 Olympics
Personal information
Born(1932-11-03)3 November 1932
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Died4 April 2022(2022-04-04) (aged 89)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Sport
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John McNally (3 November 1932 – 4 April 2022) was a Irish boxer. He won a silver medal at the 1952 Summer Olympics in the bantamweight division. McNally was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He was the first person from Belfast and the first Irish boxer to win an Olympic medal.[1]

McNally died on 4 April 2022 in Belfast, aged 89.[2][3]

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  1. IABA (2020-05-14). "IRELAND'S FIRST OLYMPIC BOXING MEDAL". Irish Athletic Boxing Association. Retrieved 2021-07-21.
  2. Ireland's first ever Olympic boxing medallist John McNally dies
  3. "Ireland's first Olympic boxing medallist McNally dies". RTÉ.ie. 4 April 2022.

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