Seven Donegal boxers are in action this week in the Ulster Senior and Novice Championships in Belfast.
Raphoe bantamweight Dennis Lafferty (above, left) gets them underway tonight when he faces Derek Kerr from Monkstown in a semi-final.
Lafferty is well versed in these nights and will be hoping to reach the 60kgs final.
The other semi-final, between Rory Lavery of Holy Family and Errigal’s Dominic Bradley, also tales place tonight in Belfast’s Dockworkers Club.
A total of 66 boxers weighed in across Ulster on Sunday morning.
Boxing will run across three evenings.
There is the possibility of an all-Donegal middleweight final, with Paul Darby of Raphoe and Oran Shields, now in the colours of Illies Golden Gloves, kept apart in the draw. Darby and Shields have semi-finals on Thursday night.
Dunree welter Charles Duffy faces Shane Murphy of Carrickmore in a semi-final on Thursday, while Illies Golden Gloves super-heavyweight Michael McConigley is up against Belfast’s David Ferrin in a semi.
Donegal is guaranteed one finalist at least with Cathal Brown of Illies slated to meet Cavan’s Thomas Maughan in the heavyweight final.
In the Novice Championships, Letterkenny ABC’s Sean Devine meets Danny O’Sullivan from Randalstown in a semi on Thursday.