THE Ulster 9 County Championships for 14, 15, 16 and 17-year-olds got underway in Omagh at the weekend.
There was no joy for the four Donegal boxers in action on the day.
Emmett O’Gara from St. John Bosco’s Donegal Town, Darren Stuart (Illies Golden Gloves), Charlie Leader (Letterkenny BC) and Tom Devine (Lifford) all lost out on points decisions.
On Sunday in the semi-finals, Raphoe’s Lee Doherty and the Sharkey brothers from Dungloe were in action.
Lee can count himself very unlucky to have lost out in a very close contest on a split-decision 3/2 to Oisin McKerr Gilford, Co. Down.
In the 63kgs semi-final for 14-year-olds, Brian Sharkey lost out on a 4-1 spit decision to Odhran Sloan from the Star Boxing Club in Belfast.
In the 75kgs semi-final for 17-year-olds, his brother Joe Sharkey lost out to Stephen Almond, Co. Armagh, also on a 4-1 split.
Raphoe ABC duo Daire Feeney and Mark McGlinchey are in action at next weekend’s finals in Omagh.