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Fight sports often play a role in disadvantaged sections of society

We need a place to harness anger

24th April, 2016
Kenneth Egan in blue represented Ireland at the 2008 Olympics Pic: Getty

To many, Robert Hoey was just another statistic. Five years ago, after attending the one-year anniversary Mass of his friend who had taken his own life, he went to the local gym to let off some steam, grabbed a bite to eat and took a walk to clear his mind. When he hadn’t returned a couple of hours later, his family sent out a search party only to find the 17-year-old hanging from a tree....

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