Twin Towns middleweight boxer Paul Kelly advanced to the quarter finals at the National Senior Boxing Championships in Dublin on Saturday.
Paul received a bye in the first stage preliminary round and then came up against Sligo boxer Niall McDermott of Ballincarrow and advanced to the quarter finals with a TKO win in the third round.
Next Friday and Saturday the quarter and semi-finals take place in which Paul will face Tony McGlynn of Crumlin in the quarter final.
Donna Barr, who was recently picked to box for Ireland in the European Championships in Sofia Bulgaria, suffered a hand injury in sparring in a high performance training camp in the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield last week and had to withdraw from the squad.
Meanwhile three Twin Towns boxers competed in the 9 Counties championships held in Burt. Conor McMenamin lost in the quarter finals, Tommy Deward picked up silver getting through to the semi finals, and Kira McMenamin received a W/O.