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Olympic Boxer Retires To "Enjoy A Few Years Of Hurling Back Home"

Olympic Boxer Retires To "Enjoy A Few Years Of Hurling Back Home"
By Gavin Cooney

Irish boxer Adam Nolan has announced his retirement from the sport. Nolan did so via a statement on his Facebook page, confirming his desire to leave the ring at the age of 29, refixing his focus to hurling with his native Oulart the Ballagh.

A five-time national champion, Nolan fought for Ireland at London 2012, but missed out on Rio 2016, admitting he was frustrated at the qualification process. Nolan won his fifth national title early last year, he was not chosen as Ireland's sole representative in the welterweight division for the Olympic qualifiers, that nod instead going to Stephen Donnelly.

With Nolan 30 in March, and Tokyo 2020 a stretch too far, Nolan is now stepping away from the sport.

Here is that announcement, via the Sun's Kevin Byrne.

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Nolan has been hurling with Oulart recently, winning a county senior medal with the club last October. It was his first such honour, although it is success now second nature to his clubmates: it was their tenth Wexford county title in thirteen years.

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