World silver medallist Jason Quigley picked up the boxer of the year award as Donegal boxing celebrated its best ever year in boxing.
The World silver medallist, national senior champion and European U-23 gold medal winner, was a popular choice on a night his club Finn Valley ABC was named the Donegal boxing club of the year for 2013. These were among a long list of awards that were presented at the Donegal board’s annual awards night in the Abbey Hotel in Donegal Town on Saturday night.
There were also a number of ‘Services to Irish and Donegal boxing’ presented on the night. Service to Irish Boxing - Pat McCrory, Jack Monaghan and Jim Noonan, all former Ulster Boxing Board officers; Vice President’s Award - Peter O’Donnell (President of Donegal board) and Dominic McCafferty (Convoy ABC). Appreciation Award, McCarron family Carrigart.
Judges certificates were presented to Muriel Quigley and Ursula Moore Quigley (Finn Valley). David McDonagh was the master of ceremonies with assistance from P J Halloran and Peter O’Donnell. 29 coaches were also presented with their coaching certificates.
The full list of the main award winners were as follows; Natonal Champions- Shane Gillespie(Bundoran), Lee Harkin (Illies Golden Gloves), Eamon Sweeney (Illies Golden Gloves), Bryan McNamee (Convoy), Leon Gallagher (Finn Valley); Stephen Bonner (Buncrana), Jessica and Labhaoise Clarke (Carndonagh), Brian Elliot (Letterkenny), Thomas Mongan (Illies Golden Gloves), Mark McCole (Dungloe), Michael Gallagher (Finn Valley), Aaron Harkin (Illies), Austeja Accuicte (Finn Valley), Maeve McCarron Carrigart), Paul Tierney (John Bosco), Lee Boyd (Convoy), John Cassidy (Illies), Jason Quigley (Finn Valley), Joanne Barr (Twin Towns).
International duty: James McCarron (Carrigart), Sadie Duffy (Illies ), Thomas McCarron (Carrigart), Conor Quigley (Finn Valley).
Michael Bonner Memorial Award (Most improved boxer)- Leon Gallagher (Finn Valley)
John McLaughlin Memorial Cup (Best Internaional) - John Cassidy (Illies)
Billy ‘Spider’ Kelly Cup (Best youth boxer) - Maeve McCarron (Carrigart)
Jimmy Murphy Memorial Cup (Best club) - Finn Valley.
Harry ‘Kid’ Duffy Tropy (Best Elite boxer) - Jason Quigley.