Donegal boxers on top against Kildare in St. John Bosco Centre

Donegal boxers on top against Kildare in St. John Bosco Centre
Donegal flags were waving in the St John Bosco Centre in Donegal Town on Sunday night, as Donegal boxers overcame Kildare.

Donegal flags were waving in the St John Bosco Centre in Donegal Town on Sunday night, as Donegal boxers overcame Kildare.

Donegal won the inter-county tournament by seven bouts to four in a cracking night’s boxing with most of the fights being decided on split decisions.

The Donegal winners were Hugh Doherty, St Briget’s, Clonmany; Isaac McLaughlin, Twin Towns; Ryan Ward, Convoy; Martin Lynagh, Carrigart; Keenan Gibson, Convoy; Calvin McShane, St John Bosco, and Brian McNamee, Convoy.

The large crowd were also treated to a high quality exhibition bout between Bundoran’s Irish Schoolboy champion Shane Gillespie and Paul McInerney from Kildare.

The tournament was hosted by the St John Bosco Boxing Club and the main sponsor was Pat Dullea, Well Drilling and Plant Hire, in Donegal Town with support from John Hanna, of Hanna Hats, also of Donegal Town.

The full list of results were: 32 Kg- Jamie Pearson, St John Bosco lost to Terry Donoghue, Athy; 48 KG- Hugh Doherty, St Bridget’s beat Liam Duddy, Two Castles, representing Kildare; 52 kg- Issac McLaughlin, Twin Towns beat Jackob Florzac, Kildare; 42 Kg- Ryan Ward, Convoy beat Tiernan Mayse, Kildare; 39Kg - Gavin Johnston lost to Jack Nevin, Kilcullen; 50 kg - Martin Lynagh, Carrigart beat Karl O’Brien, Kildare; 46Kg - Kevin McMonagle, Dungloe lost to Sean Gallagher, Naas; 48 Kg - William Callaghan, St Bridget’s lost to Aaron Duddy, Kildare; 66Kg - Keenan Gibson, Convoy beat Daniel O’Sullivan, Maynooth; 60 Kg - Calvin McShane, St John Bosco beat Brad White, Maynooth; 60 Kg- Brian McNamee, Convoy beat Conor Lipsett, Killcullen.