Conor McGregor's coach hands homeless teen experience of a lifetime

Conor McGregor's coach hands homeless teen experience of a lifetime

CONOR McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh has given a courageous teenager the experience of a lifetime after being moved by his success in the face of adversity.

Carlos Wolfe, 15, obtained seven honours in his Junior Cert results earlier this month, despite being homeless in Dublin during his studies.

The teenager and his mother Lorraine were forced to sleep rough in Phoenix Park and also spent time in emergency accommodation in Clontarf.

Kavanagh, who coaches McGregor and fellow Irish UFC stars Paddy Holohan and Aisling Daly, read about Wolfe’s story in the Irish Mirror and felt compelled to invite the sports fan to his famous SBG gym.

The youngster obliged, and was picked up from school by a limo and chauffeured to the gym on the Naas Road, where he trained with Kavanagh, Holohan and Daly.

He was also handed an official UFC kitbag and two VIP tickets to next month's highly anticipated event at the 3Arena, which sold out in less than a minute.

Kavanagh said afterwards: “What a pleasure to meet this young man today [Monday]. He embodies everything I try and impart to my students here at SBG.

“I'm looking forward to training alongside this young man at SBG and learning from his incredible mindset, I have no doubt big things are in his future no matter what path he takes.”

Carlos and his mother currently live in emergency accommodation on North Circular Road and the teenager has started his fifth year.