The  funeral of legendary Irish boxing promoter and businessman Barney EastwoodThe  funeral of legendary Irish boxing promoter and businessman Barney Eastwood
The funeral of legendary Irish boxing promoter and businessman Barney Eastwood

The Requiem Mass for Barney Eastwood has taken place in St. Colmcille’s Church, Holywood

Mr Eastwood, from Holywood, Co Down, died on Monday at the Ulster Hospital on the outskirts of Belfast after a period of illnes

Known to friends and family as “BJ”, Eastwood made his name in the bookmaking business, building up a large chain of shops across Northern Ireland. In 2008, he sold his 54 shops to Ladbrokes in a deal worth £135 million.

Despite his success in bookmaking, Eastwood was best known for his work as a boxing promoter and manager, particularly his association with world champion fighter Barry McGuigan

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