The roundabout at the junction of Railway Street and Circular Road in Navan is to be named after the late Darren Sutherland following a motion put forward by Cllr Anton McCabe at the local town council meeting.
Cllr McCabe said Darren was a great ambassador for the country and the town and proposed that they name the roundabout in recognition of his contribution to the community.
He told councillors that he had spoken to Darren’s parents, Tony and Linda, over the past weeks and they had discussed the 14th September as a possible date, which is the anniversary of his death.
Cllr McCabe said he would continue to engage with Darren’s family and is also proposing that a suitable sculpture be erected at the roundabout that would be forever in his memory. The Sutherland family live at Balreask Manor and there were great celebrations in the town when Darren won a bronze medal in boxing for Ireland at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.Darren turned professional later that year and moved to London where he died in tragic circumstances in 2009.