Pauric ‘Smackers’ Gallagher and Maurice Kane brought the house down in the Blue Haven on Saturday night to end an epic night of boxing between Aodh Ruadh and Killybegs.
Killybegs won the overall contest, but Aodh Ruadh were victorious on Saturday night on a 5-4 scoreline.
Stephen ‘Stutt’ Cunningham was the winner of the boxer of the night, as he stopped Aidan Murray in the first round.
The Blue Haven was buzzing from the first bout to the last. The fight of the night belonged to Gavin Boyle and Niall Murray. Murray had lost the opening fight in Bundoran two weeks ago narrowly and this contest went down to the wire with Murray just about getting the verdict to leave it all square between two good boxers. Over the two nights Murray certainly deserved a share of the spoils.
Mark ‘Herbie’ Boyle, heading into a new decade and likely to play his part in the senior championship with Killybegs, belied his years against Thomas Gallagher, taking his opponent all the way with Gallagher getting the verdict in another close encounter.
David Conwell proved too good for Philip O’Reilly, catching the Ballyshannon man with a good punch which saw the contest stopped in the second round.
Brian Mullen was good enough to get the verdict against Killybegs’ Seanie McGinley, while Tara Khan did the double over Mairead Gallagher in a contest that had the crowd buzzing from start to finish.
Terry Hughes of Aodh Ruadh overcame John O’Sullivan of Killybegs in something of a brawl before the house was brought down by the ‘Smackers’ v Kane final bout.
Overall, it was a fantastic night with a huge crowd which was very well entertained.