Twin Towns boxers had an early start in the with four of them in action at the Sacred Heart boxing club tournament in Newry Co. Down.
Donna Barr was first in action in what was her fifth contest of the season, she was up against Micheala Stove of Drogheda. This was their third meeting with it sitting at one win each. Both boxers were cautious in the opening round with Donna just getting the upper hand but in the second and third she just opened up forcing her opponent back and went on to win the contest on a unanimous decision.
Isaac McLaughlin was next in action against Shane McClorey of Sacred Heart Newery, this was a tough contest for the three rounds with both boxers giving their all but the Newery boxer coming coming out stronger and winning by unanimous decision.
Ciara Anderson was next in the ring against Shannon Owen of Gilford boxing club Co. Down. This was a close contest with the opening round very close, Ciara using her reach taking the second but lost out on the third when her opponent piled on the pressure. But Ciara won the contest by a majority decision. Ashling Gallagher made a welcome return to the ring after Atwood year break when she came up against Adrianna Mullin of Banbridge this was another very close contest going down to a split decision and Ashing came out on the winning side after landing solid clean punches.
On Saturday 21st December four Twin Towns boxers Donna Barr, Ciara Anderson, Ethen Sweeney and Kevin McGuire had contests at the Carndonagh tournament in the Malin Hotel.
Donna Barr won by a majority against Laobhaoise Clarke Carndonagh.
Ciara Anderson lost by unanimous against Chantel Dixon Carndonagh.
Ethen Sweeney lost by unanimous decision against Johnny Simpson Carndonagh.
Kevin McGuire lost by majority decision against Stephen McElrney Carndonagh.
Two titles for Twin Towns
at the recently held 9 Counties Championships held in Derry, Twin Towns had four boxers competing. Mitch Gallagher lost his opening bout in the quarter finals . Isaac McLaughlin won his quarterfinal by unanimous decision but went on out in the semi’s by a split decision. Both Conor Bianconi and Conor McGlynn came out on the winning side to lift Nine Counties championships titles at youth 2 54kg Conor Bianconi and youth 2 80kg Conor McGlynn.
Conor Bianconi will be back in action in the National under 18 box offs in Dublin through out January.