Big fight night in Gaoth Dobhair

Big fight night in Gaoth Dobhair
The Gaoth Dobhair GAA and Gaoth Dobhair Golf clubs put on a night to rememeber with their big fight night boxing tournament.

The Gaoth Dobhair GAA and Gaoth Dobhair Golf clubs put on a night to rememeber with their big fight night boxing tournament.

The GAA Clubhouse in Magheragallon was packed to the rafters for the 14 bout tournament that had the audience on the edge of their seats from the first bell to the last.

The boxer of the tournament award was won by Michael Curran. His fight with Hughie McGee had the clubrooms rocking with Curran just about getting the verdict at the final bell.

Another big fight was the heavyweight clash of the GAA’s Alan Boyd and the Golf Club’s prize fighter Sean Diver. At the end of three gruelling rounds Boyd got the decision of the judges in what must have been a close affair.

Also on the night Joseph Ferry got the verdict over Daniel Gallagher while in the only female bout Kit Crowley, for the GAA and Pauline Coyle, the Golf Club, could not be separated and the decision was given as a draw.

Other winners were Michael Gallagher (points decision over Tony Coyle), while Cormac Hartnett just shaded the verdict against Colman McCool in the battle of the legal eagles.

Big Joe Duffy proved too hot to handle for Enda McGinley while Declan Ferry overcame Johnny Barr and Jonathan Harkin had a points decision over Paul Mulligan.

The night was a joint fund-raising event with all the proceeds being divided between the two clubs.

Former Donegal and Gaoth Dobhair footballer and C U Burn actor Pol McCool was the master of cermonies on the night.

Charlie O’Donnell, Annagry Boxing Club and Eddie Harkin, Dunfanaghy Boxing Club were the referee/judges.