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Derry Refrigerated Transport supports home-grown talent

Michael Conlan with Patrick Derry of DRT

DRT (NI) is proud to announce its support for local super bantamweight boxer Michael Conlan.

After a successful amateur career, 26-year-old Conlan made his professional debut in Madison Square Gardens on St Patrick’s Day 2017 and now has an unbeaten professional record of 7-0; most recently wining by unanimous decision against Spaniard Ibon Larrinaga.

Following a meeting with Conlan at a local event, DRT (NI) Managing Director Patrick Derry recognised the potential in the young fighter and extended an offer of backing.

With Paddy Barnes already on board as brand ambassador, and the two boxers knowing each other well, it was a natural move to bring Conlon on board to further to enhance the team at DRT (NI).

“I hope this latest announcement further highlights our desire to invest locally whether that be in local talent, local jobs or the local area,” said Derry. “We will be celebrating our 20th year in business in 2019, have big plans and are excited to have Michael on the team at as part of our celebrations.”

As part of the partnership, DRT has presented Conlon with a new branded Mercedes car.

Conlon will be fighting Brazilian Adeilson Dos Santoa at the SSE Arena, Belfast on June 30 and all at DRT wish him well.

Based in Portadown, the company recently announced a £9m investment with details of a bespoke new hub that will span over 10 acres and be the first of its kind for refrigerated transport in Ireland, with 50 new jobs commencing within the first three months of the hub opening.

The family-run company distributes across the island of Ireland, and also recently announced a majority acquisition of Brennan Refrigerated Transport in Waterford, which will see a further five lorries added to Derry’s already prolific fleet of 60.


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