|RTE launches Charity Lord of the Ring||2009-07-27|
RTE' Television's new summer entertainment series Charity Lords of the Ring was launched last night on the season finale of Saturday Night with Miriam. Presented by Lucy Kennedy and boxing legend Barry McGuigan, this new four-part week-long series will follow 10 well known personalities on an emotional journey as they prepare physically and mentally for the challenge of their lives, all in the name of charity. Ex-footballer Lee Sharpe, comedian Alan Shortt, Fair City star MacLean Burke, TV presenter John McGuire, Dragon's Den entrepreneur Sean Gallagher, journalist Joe O'Shea, former GAA star Jack Sheedy, journalist Paul Martin, RTE Young People's presenter Rob Ross and UK Apprentice star Ben Clarke have all agreed to take part in the four-part series which will be going out on RTE One at 9.30pm from August 15th. Boxing is one of Ireland's most treasured and respected sports and one in which we have a long history of success from Jack Doyle and Barry McGuigan to Bernard Dunne and Katie Taylor. Irish men and women have proven time after time that they have the brains and the brawn to be champions of the ring. The series will follow the 10 on their intensive boot-camp challenge where they will be tested to their limits by internationally renowned boxing trainers James "Buddy" McGirt, and Peter Taylor, coach and father of Katie Taylor, World Champion Women's Boxer. The pair will work with the celebs to hone their mental and physical skills so they are fighting fit and boxing clever. While other well known faces from the boxing world will be dropping into the camp to offer advice to the lads.
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