A 13-strong Donegal boxing team will head for the Lansdowne Hotel in Belfast on Saturday for an inter-county tournament against a County Antrim select.
Boxers from eight Donegal clubs will take to the canvas with Twin Towns, Convoy, Carndonagh, Dunree, Dunfanaghy, Clonmany, Raphoe and Letterkenny all represented on the day.
Letterpenny’s triple Irish champion Paddy McShane (above) leads the Donegal charge.
McShane goes against Oisin Mulholland from East Down in a contest matched at 42kgs. McShane has Senior Cadet, Junior Cadet and Boy 3 Irish crowns from his past and Saturday’s is a repeat of the 2017 Senior Cadet decider.
In that bout, McShane took a 4-1 decision at the National Stadium to defeat Mulholland.
Raphoe’s former Irish Colleges finalist Dennis Lafferty will be another to spur the Donegal contingent. The Ballindrait man faces up to Conor Kerr of Glengormley. Last year, Lafferty was an Ulster Senior finalist, losing out to Conor Quinn in the bantamweight final.
Dunfanaghy’s former Irish Boy 1 kingpin Bernie McDonagh squares up to Tony Hanna from Townland at 42kgs.
Boxing gets underway at 1pm with entry £3.
Boy 1 35kgs Sean Hillock (Ardoyne) v Thomas McMenamin (Twin Towns)
Boy 1 35kgs Eoin Hamill (Gleann) v Pearse McBride (Convoy)
Boy 1 41kgs Oisin McCann (St Paul’s) v Oisin Doherty (Carndonagh)
Boy 2 34kgs Danny Magill (Glengormley) v Josh McDonagh (Dunree)
Boy 2 42kgs Carol Natarindonio (Clonard) v Bernie McDonagh (Dunfanaghy)
Boy 3 42kgs Tony Hanna (Townland) v Bernie McDonagh (Dunfanaghy)
Boy 3 36kgs Cole Taylor (Oliver Plunkett) v Cormac Hall (Dunfanaghy)
Boy 4 57kgs Ryan Johnstone (Clonard) v Adam McDaid (Clonmany)
Youth 1 60kgs Tomas McCann (St Paul’s) v Liam McMonagle (Raphoe)
Youth 1 42kgs Oisin Mulholland (East Down) v Paddy McShane (Letterkenny)
Youth 2 55kgs Patrick McClarnon (Bangor Abbey) v Justin Neilson (Carndonagh)
Youth 2 70kgs Joe Murphy (St Monica’s) v Oisin Devlin (Carndonagh)
Senior 59kgs Conor Kerr (Glengormley) v Dennis Lafferty (Raphoe)Tags: