Matthew McCole completed a standout National Senior Championship last night as he took victory in the welterweight final.
McCole overcame Martin Sammon from Olympic BC in Galway to win the senior title.
The Dungloe puncher, fighting in these Championships for the Illies Golden Gloves, swept the board for a unanimous decision win at the National Stadium.
McCole was always in command against Sammon and the final verdict was reflective of his dominance.
McCole had beaten Christian Preston (Docklands), Conor Reneghan (Keady) and Sean Butler (Riverstown) to reach the final, taking a unanimous decision each time.
That was acknowledged as McCole was also presented with the Dr Martin Purcell Trophy as he was named Boxer of the Championships.
Carndonagh’s Rosie Doherty – punching for the St Francis club in Limerick – won an all-Inishowen women’s welterweight final against Caroline Gallagher of Illies GG.
Doherty, now studying at the University of Limerick and fighting out of the Shannonside club, took a 5-0 win to end the hopes of Gallagher, who had an impressive win over Karolina Jaglowska in her semi-final.Tags: