Letterkenny ABC was toasting the crowning of two Irish champions this weekend.
On Friday night, Paddy McShane and Joe Harkin won their finals at the National Senior Cadet finals at the National Stadium in Dublin.
Picture caption: Joe Harkin and Paddy McShane with Mandy Douglas and Rory McShane of Letterkenny ABC
McShane blasted his way to a third Irish title as he overcame Oisin Mulholland from East Down in the 39kgs decider.
McShane took a 4-1 decision from the judges after three superb rounds from the diminutive Letterkenny ace.
McShane was previously a Boy 3 and National Junior Cadet champion.
At 44kgs, Joe Harkin had too much in the locker for Tralee’s John McCarthy. Harkin was an emphatic 5-0 winner as he bagged a first Irish title.
There had been no joy for Donegal’s other boxers in these Championships.
Raphoe duo Tom Doherty and Eoin McGarrell both lost semi-finals, Doherty losing out to Edward McDonagh (Lumpini) at 80+kgs with McGarrell beaten by Myles Casey of Rathkeale at 50kgs.
In preliminary bouts, Raphoe ABC’s Liam McMonagle lost out to Killian Geraghty from Crumlin at 57kgs while Convoy ABC man Ryan Ward-Mulrine was beaten by Two Castles boxer Tiarnan Mayse at 63kgs.Tags: