Donegal boxers Chloe McDaid, Eoin McGarrell and Oisin Wallace won Ulster 9 County titles in Belfast this week.
At the Falls Leisure Centre, the Championships for boys and girls aged 14, 15, 16 and 17 were held before a capacity crowd.
Picture: Dunfanaghy’s Oisin Wallace has his hand raised in victory.
Illies Golden Gloves’ McDaid defeated Tiergnach Maguire from Immaculata BC in Belfast in the girl 5 57kgs final.
‘Little Miss Dynamite’ McDaid, already a two-time Irish champion, made no mistake with another impressive win as the Crana College student continues to rise the ladder.
Raphoe ABC man McGarrell, a former Irish champion, caught the eye in his Boy 6 52kgs final win over Reece Toner from the Saints BC.
McGarrell had beaten Adam Thompson of Spartans in his semi-final and appears back in the groove again after some testing bouts of late. McGarrell is now expected to return to the National Stadium to chase national honours.
Dunfanaghy ABC man Oisin Wallace wasted little time in winning the Boy 4 60kgs title.
Wallace unleashed a flurry of blows to Tyrone puncher Shea Toner, representing the Mark Heagney club, and the referee twice counted Toner.
There was no let up from Wallace as he finished the job inside the opening stanza.
Wallace also recorded a first round stoppage against Manus Graham (Virginia BC) on route to glory.
Paddy McShane was pipped by East Down’s Oisin Mulholland in the Boy 5 42kgs final and Convoy’s Ryan Ward-Mulrine also narrowly lost out to Carrickmore’s Bernard Corcoran in the Boy 6 66kgs decider.
Carndonagh’s Andrew Cunningham was beaten by St Paul’s Tomas McCann in the Boy 5 57kgs final and another Carndonagh puncher, Oisin Devlin, lost out to Jake Tucker of Holy Family in the Boy 6 70kgs final.
There was a near miss, too, for Raphoe’s Tom Doherty as he missed out following a split decision loss against Omagh’s Michael Ward in the Boy 6 80+kgs final.
Raphoe colleague Liam McMonagle should have been taking his place in the finals, too, but sustained a hand injury in a semi-final win over Harry McLaughlin from Moneyglass and had to pull out of the boy 5 60kgs final.
Dunfanaghy puncher Seanna Jackson lost to Jack McGivern in the Boy 6 60kgs final, having inflicted a big defeat to Rochesters’ Dean Rutherford.
Dylan Brown-McMonagle (Letterkenny), Danny Buchanan (Raphoe), Alec Harkin (Dunree), Padraig O’Donnell (Dungloe), Jesse Callaghan (Illies), Barry Donnelly (Carrigart), James Devlin (Carndonagh) and former Irish champion Sean Kelly (Dunfanaghy) lost out in semi-finals.
There were also walkover wins for Lee Davidson (Illies, Boy 5 36kgs), Cody Lafferty (Raphoe, Girl 5 46kgs), Leah Gallen (Raphoe, Girl 5 66kgs) and Courtney Clare (Illies, Girl 6, 63kgs).Tags: