Music – 1985 – Pat McGuigan – Danny Boy – Sung At WBA Featherweight Title Fight Barry McGuigan Vs Benard Taylor

“Danny Boy“ is a ballad written by English songwriter Frederic Weatherly in 1913….which was set to the traditional Irish melody of “Londonderry Air”…..when in Bath, Somerset in 1910, Weatherly initially wrote the words to “Danny Boy” to a tune other than “Londonderry Air”…..after his Irish-born sister-in-law Margaret in the United States sent him a copy of “Londonderry Air” in 1913….then Weatherly modified the lyrics…

Boxing – 1986 – ABCs Jim McKay Remembers Boxer Barry McGuigan Uniting A Divided Ireland

DOG ASIDE: Finbar Patrick ‘Barry’ McGuigan MBE (born 28 February 1961) is an Irish retired professional boxer and current boxing promoter. Born in Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland, McGuigan was nicknamed The Clones Cyclone and became the WBA and lineal featherweight world champion. He was very popular with Irish and British audiences, representing neutrality and peace in a time when Ireland, where he lived, was affected by The Troubles….which was an ethno-nationalist conflict in Northern Ireland during the late…