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Summerhill Sensation Set To Face Off With Ryan Tubridy

Eleven year old boxer Ella Thompson from Summerhill, County Meath will appear on this year’s Late Late Toy Show this coming Friday, November 29th.

Ella, who attends St Patrick’s National School in Trim, will get to live the dream of every child up and down the country by appearing on the most viewed TV show annually in Ireland. While there, she will show off her amazing boxing skills, working the pads with Ryan Tubridy, before taking part in an interview and reviewing some sports toys. Someone better warn Tubridy to bulk up before Friday or face been knocked down by the Summerhill Star!!

Ella, who lives and breathes sport, has also played Gaelic Football, ran for St Cocas Kilcock and has done kickboxing since the age of five. She took up boxing three years ago with South Meath Boxing Club, where she was coached by her dad Cliff.

This year Ella has joined Dunboyne Boxing Club and started boxing competitively, as you become eligible to do so when you turn eleven. She is also part of Steven O’Rourkes professional gym in Inchicore, where her dad is also a trainer.

This year alone Ella was Leinster finalist, a Monkstown finalist, Esker International Female Champion and Wexford Cup Finalist, to mention a few. She is making serious strides and certainty has a bright future ahead.

RTÉ have definitely taken interest as she will also appear on Nationwide in January.

Dad Cliff, who is understandably very proud of his daughter, was full of praise for her when I caught up with him earlier this week; “Ella’s a phenomenal boxing talent. She attends Steven O’Rourkes’ gym in Inchicore. Steven and Ella have fantastic understanding and he thinks the world of her and her talent. She has also spared with Joe Ward and Pete Taylor and both were seriously impressed with her. Ella’s ultimate goal is to be an Olympian. We are very proud of her, for a girl of her years she has such a drive and ambition”

Ryan Tubridy, you’ve been warned!!!