DONEGAL BOXERS Leah Gallen and Paddy McShane booked places in finals at the National Under-18 Championships.
Gallen (pictured above) and McShane won semi-finals tonight at the National Stadium to seal their spots on the January 31 finals roster.
Double European bronze medalist Gallen saw off Dominika Gulli of Bracken in their semi tonight.
The Raphoe ABC welterweight, a five-time Irish champion, claimed a unanimous decision win over Gulli.
St Columba’s College, Stranorlar student Gallen will now meet Crumlin’s Shelby Myers in the final.
Letterkenny light-flyweight McShane, a four-time Irish champion, swept aside the challenge of Naas puncher Cian O’Toole. McShane took the unanimous verdict of the judges.
McShane will now meet Antrim’s Dylan Eagleson, who defeated John Joyce from Mullingar, also via a unanimous decision, in his semi-final.
Illies Golden Gloves’ Cahir Gormley advanced to a semi-final. Last night, Gormley overcame Wexford CBS’ Nathan O’Brien on a unanimous decision.
Next Friday night, Gormley will face Holy Trinity’s John McConnell in a semi-final.
Also next Friday, Raphoe ABC welterweight Liam McMonagle faces Dublin Docklands’ James Whelan in a semi-final, while Cody Lafferty of Raphoe is already through to a final. Lafferty faces Rathkeale’s Breda Quilligan in the women’s 48kgs decider on January 31.Tags: