Damien Farrell's hard work flourishes

One of Boxing's hard workers Damien Farrell in Queensland steps up to the plate as always helped by his wife Cindy.

Cindy sent me an article which I didn't place on my website as I concentrate on Victorian Boxing but now I feel like a heel because he even went as far as having used YVB gloves in an amateur promotion he had a lot to do with.

Sorry Damien.

Below is the email Cindy sent me, Damien is an interesting man with courage and determination with a kind heart to see his fellow indigenous kick on. ( Today Cyndy sent me another email with the following: )


How's it going?   This is the article you spoke to Damien about over the phone.


Bluemoon Promotions in conjunction with Yungaburra Boxing Club is proud to present a Boxing Bullride Event to be held at the Atherton Showgrounds on Saturday 27th March 2010.   This event is an outdoor, open-air show combining an Amateur Boxing tournament with a Bullride on the one night to create a  great atmosphere for all spectators.    

This event will include an Open Bullride with prize money of $1000 and a Junior Bullride with prize money of $500.  Nominations to Warren Bethel on 0428621069, Bethel's Bucking Bulls will guarantee all bullriders a wild ride and create a spectacle never to be forgotten!


The 10 bout card for the Amateur Boxing Tournament will include 2 Main bouts and 2 Junior Main bouts.  All fighters are registered boxers, under registered trainers from registered clubs.  We have a handful of Queensland and Australian Champions fighting in this event. 

Local talent, Raymond Cupitt, silver medalist from the 2009 Australian Amateur Boxing Titles will take on Brisbane's Aaron Phillips, current Australian Global & Amateur Boxing Champion in the Main Bout.  Raymond is 18 years of age with 45 bouts under his belt, including, 4 Australian Titles, 2 Queensland Titles, 2 Golden Gloves Titles, 1 NQ Games Title and runner-up at last years  Australian Titles.  Raymond is trained by his father Ashley Cupitt from Yungaburra Boxing Club who is also the current Sunstate Amateur Boxing League Inc. head Trainer. 

Aaron  is from Brisbane Valley Boxing Club and is 17 years of age with 65 fights under his belt, including, 20 Titles.  He won the Gold medal at last years Australian Amateur Boxing Titles in the 63.5kg Junior Division.  Aaron has an outstanding record with him winning his last 24 fights in a row.  He fought 15 times in 2009 and came away with 15 wins!  He also won the Queensland Title last year.  Aaron is trained by Geordie Beckhorn from Brisbane Valley Boxing Club.  Geordie had over 100 amatuer fights during his boxing career.

This will be one of the greatest amateur boxing contests we have ever seen in the Far North.  Finally, after 22 long years we have managed to get a fight of this calibre in the North. 

Another local talent, Scott Mahoney, current Australian Intermediate Superheavy weight Champion and Silver medallist in the Superheavy Senior Divison at last year's Australian Titles, will take on Mackay's, Damon Cornish, current Queensland Heavyweight Champion and  silver medallist in last years Australian Titles.

Scott is trained by Ashley Cupitt from Yungaburra Boxing Club.  Damon hails from the Pioneer Valley Boxing Club in Mackay and is trained by John Simpson.  This Main Bout match-up will definitely be one not too be missed!  Both Main Bouts will be 4 x 2 minute rounds.


Our first Junior Main Bout will be 16 year old, Shane Thomas, from Babinda Boxing Club taking on 16 year old, Patrick Clark from Palm Island Boxing Club. 

Shane, although a Junior, he stepped up to the Senior division at last year's Queensland Titles where he won the Gold in the Senior light weight division.  He was silver medalist at last year's Australian Titles.  Shane is trained by Eric Norman from Babinda Boxing Club.  Eric is Australian Amateur Boxing League President.   Patrick is Queensland Champion and Australian Champion winning the Gold at last years Australian Titles.  This will be fought over 4 x 2 minute rounds.  Patrick is trained by Ray Dennis from Palm Island Boxing Club.  Ray has a swag of National Gold Medalists in his troop.  These two talented boxers will entertain the crowd with their skills.

Our next Junior Main Bout will be Dennis Haines Jnr, from Palm Island Boxing Club, taking on Geige Island from Mackay's Pioneer Valley Boxing Club.  Both these boxers are current Queensland and Australian Champions in their respected divisions.  Both fighters are very polished boxers which will give the crowd some awesome entertainment for the night.  Also a 4 x 2 minute round bout.  All bout's will be conducted under Australian Amateur Boxing League Rules.


This is a family event with Under 18's  FREE of charge and $25 for Adults.  Gates will open at 6pm with the show kicking off at 7pm.   Food and Bar will be available on the night.  Pizza's by Hungry Possum Pizza's will also be available.


Daggy's Cartage Services, Cairns to the Gulf, is our trophy sponsor and Cobbold Gorge Tours, Forsayth, is our stadium sponsor for this Once In A Blue Moon Event. 

May we take this opportunity to thank all of our sponsor's we have for this year's upcoming tournaments.  Thankyou too, Daggy's Cartage Services, Cobbold Gorge Tours, Hungry Possum Pizza's, Elders Georgetown, Zahner's & Daughters Contractors Georgetown, Bowie Ryan's Concrete Contracting Georgetown, Ryan's Transport & Ryan's & Sons Georgetown, Mitre 10 Ravenshoe, WW Engineering & Ravfuel & Oil Depot Ravenshoe, Yungaburra Pitstop, Peeramon Hotel, Mirrawini Lime Services, Kidner's Contracting Ravenshoe, Ben Houlihan Raine & Horne Malanda, Cr Len & Denise Curtis Traveland Atherton, Black Stump Hotel Barletta Family, Tableland Regional Council and Yungaburra Lions Club.  Thankyou very much from Bluemoon Promotions.

Boxing is under the banner of Sunstate Amateur Boxing League Inc.  Helping make better citizens through sport.




Damien Farrell

Ph - 40 624151

Today Cyndy sent me another email with the following: