PHOTOS: Knockout charity night between prison officers and soldiers in aid of Portlaoise autism unit

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The Prison Service Boxing squad took on an Army selection on Saturday night in the Midlands Park Hotel in a major fundraiser with proceeds going to the Star Unit (Autistic Unit) in the Holy Family Primary School, Portlaoise.

It was a hugely entertaining 12-fight card with a host of boxing memorabilia such as signed gloves up for auction on the night also. The event raised some much-needed funds that will go a long way for the unit.

The Prison Service Boxing Squad are now preparing for a trip to New York this summer to fight the New York Correctional Department and Saturday night's display was good preparation for that trip.

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