OWENIE McDonagh returned from a near-three-year absence at Dunfanaghy ABC’s tournament last night.
McDonagh made a welcome ring return at the Ozanam Centre in Dunfanghy to close out a successful night for the hosts.
McDonagh defeated Raphoe ABC’s rugged Danny Doogan in a middleweight contest.
With the big home support behind him, McDonagh took the win on a unanimous decision.
Eight of the nine home punchers in the decision bouts had their hands raised in victory.
Anthony Doohan, the 2019 Irish Boy 2 champion, defeated Jack Tracey of Dungloe ABC at 65kgs. Doohan defeated Ewan Murphy from Swinford in last year’s Irish final and he was excellent here against a useful-looking newcomer in Tracey, who is one to note.
Former Irish champion Bernie McDonagh overcame Charles Delaney from Dunree at 54kgs in a cracking contest, while Cormac Hall’s engine roared him to a fine win over Dunree’s Alan McDonagh.
Dunfanaghy debutant Shaun Doohan, younger brother of Anthony, stopped Dungloe’s Oran Woods in the third round of their clash, while there were also wins for Mickey Harkin, Conor Durning and Luke Kelly on a dominant night for Dunfanaghy punchers.
No decision contests: Jack Doherty (St Bridget’s) v Hughie Coyle (Dunfanaghy) and Liam Sweeney (Dungloe) v Owen McDonagh (Dunfanaghy)
Boy 1 39kgs Shaun Doohan (Dunfanaghy) beat Oran Woods (Dungloe) RSC3
Boy 3 42kgs Conor Durning (Dunfanaghy) beat Dylan O’Donnell (Dungloe) 3-0
Boy 2 42kgs Luke Kelly (Dunfanaghy) beat Conan Kearney (St Bridget’s) 3-0
Boy 4 39kgs Cormac Hall (Dunfanaghy) beat Alan McDonagh (Dunree) 3-0
Youth 1 46kgs Peadar Coyle (Dunfanaghy) lost to Kyle McGonagle-Kearney (St Bridget’s) 0-3
Youth 1 54kgs Bernie McDonagh (Dunfanaghy) beat Charles Delaney (Dunree) 3-0
Youth 1 65kgs Anthony Doohan (Dunfanaghy) beat Jack Tracey (Dungloe) 3-0
Junior 75kgs Mickey Harkin (Dunfanaghy) beat Josh Lavin (St John Bosco) 3-0
Senior 75kgs Owenie McDonagh (Dunfanaghy) beat Danny Doogan (Raphoe) 3-0