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Former amateur boxing coach Frank Mulligan jailed for raping boy

Frank Mulligan
Image caption Frank Mulligan was once one of Ireland's most respected amateur boxing coaches

A former boxing coach from County Monaghan has been sentenced to eight years in prison for abusing a teenager.

Frank Mulligan, originally from Smithboro, had pleaded guilty to two counts of raping a 14-year-old boy in 1998.

He is already serving prison sentences for similar offences.

Mulligan was once one of Ireland's most respected and successful amateur boxing coaches, once training former world featherweight champion Barry McGuigan.

Jailing him, the judge told the Dublin Central Criminal Court on Monday he believed Mulligan would offend again if given the chance.

He given an eight-year sentence, with the last two years suspended.

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