Raphoe ABC’s Kai Weir made sure that seven Donegal boxers will compete at the semi-finals of the National Boy 4 and Junior 1 & 2 Championships in Dublin next weekend.
Weir defeated Sean Butler from Rivertown in Sligo on Friday night in a Junior 2 quarter-final matched at 66 kgs.
Weir’s was an excellent display as he put Butler to the sword and took a 4-1 decision.
There was no such joy for former Irish champion and Raphoe team-mate Eoin McGarrell, who was beaten by Ryan Downey of Cashen Vale in a Junior 2 52kgs quarter-final.
And Convoy’s Ryan Ward-Murine was the victim of a harsh stoppage when the referee waved off his 63kgs quarter-final with Peter Vrinceanu from Crumlin.
The tournament resumes next Friday at the National Stadium.
Several boxers from Donegal are already through to the semi-finals, which are being held next weekend.
Dylan Browne-McMonagle (Letterkenny), Paddy McShane (Letterkenny), Jesse Callaghan (Illies), Fionnan Rodgers (Dungloe), Oran Wallace (Dunfanaghy) and Tom Doherty (Raphoe) are all looking forward to semis.
Illies’ Lee Davidson is guaranteed a final on Easter Saturday, when he takes on John Joyce from Mullingar at Junior 1 39kgs.Tags: