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05-06-2018, 09:13   #1
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Shooting at Bray Boxing Club, 1 killed, 2 seriously injured...

http://www.thejournal.ie/bray-shooti...53140-Jun2018/

Three men have been taken to hospital in a "serious condition" following an early morning shooting at Bray Boxing Club, one of them "critical".

The shooter(s) reportedly fled in a silver/white van with "British number plates".

Newstalk are discussing it as gangland-related.
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05-06-2018, 09:18   #2
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Pete Taylor one of the three shot. One man dead. I wonder has this any connection to Petes relationship with the extremely controversial boxing gym/team MKM
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Pete Taylor one of the three shot. One man dead. I wonder has this any connection to Petes relationship with the extremely controversial boxing gym/team MKM
Remember this

https://independent.ie/irish-news/ne...-35983399.html

"I can train who I want"....
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English reg van apparently
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Boxing seems to attract the scummiest of people. Even though I'd have a passing interest in would never attend a fight night in Ireland.
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Boxing seems to attract the scummiest of people. Even though I'd have a passing interest in would never attend a fight night in Ireland.
It’s an awful thing for all the decent people involved in boxing who wouldn’t want any part of this. Katie Taylor and her mother have been deeply hurt by the actions of her father versus the Christian values and principles he allegedly held. Seems by the looks of things he mixed with some unsavoury people. Very distressing for Katie and her family, and for all in boxing who are disciplined athletes in it for the sport and want nothing of this in their lives.
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Gangland thread here too if you’re interested.

https://touch.boards.ie/thread/2057832446/1
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Boxing seems to attract travellers, criminals, and league of Ireland supporters.
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Gangland thread here too if you’re interested.

https://touch.boards.ie/thread/2057832446/1
I didn't know there was a gangland thread already when I made this thread. Maybe this one is unnecessary then, if the mods want to do something about that.
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Was Pete Taylor a target this morning, a bystander or intervened because it was one of his guys getting shot?
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The Taylors were very quiet about the reason why Katie dropped Pete as her coach.

I wonder did she see him getting involved with a certain type of crowd and decide that she didn't need that distraction.

In terms of boxing "attracting" scum, I think it's more of a correlation thing than causation. Boxing as a sport is relatively cheap, and is popular in working-class areas as a place for troubled kids to get out their anger and learn some self-control. Your chances of "success" in boxing are also considerably better than something like soccer.
In middle and upper-class areas, fighting other people for sport is considered low-brow, so they pay to see poor people beat eachother up rather than get involved themselves.

Of course nothing is a magic bullet and a kid who starts boxing to try and turn his troubled life around, is probably just going to be a troubled kid who's good at boxing. And he knows other troubled kids, and probably has family who are similar. And so a hotbox of criminality builds up around the boxing club. Even if it's not the main trainers getting involved, there are people using and hanging around the club who are involved in criminal activity.

The description of a white van with UK reg plates suggest it was probably a traveller gang who carried out this shooting.

My sympathies with Katie Taylor who seems like a genuine person, and regardless of anything her Dad may or may not have done I'm sure she's climbing the walls right now.
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He that got a teenager pregnant. I don't know about gangland
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RTE have said that a 57 year old was injured which would match Pete Taylor's age.
The 30 year old has died.


https://www.rte.ie/news/crime/2018/0605/968211-bray/
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