Donegal boxers off to Wales

Donegal boxers off to Wales

On Saturday next an Ulster selection will travel to Wales for a major boxing tournament in the Pill Millennium Centre, Newport.

Donegal have a strong representation with six boxers - Liam Ward, Raphoe ABC; Adam Boyle, Dungloe BC; Cameron Friel, Letterkenny BC; Bryan McNamee, Convoy BC; Edward McEleney, St Bridget’s BC, and Brett McGinty, Oak Leaf BC - on the 16 man team.

Donegal Boxing Board President, Peter O’Donnell, is travelling with the team.

On Saturday night, February 20th, the Twin Towns BC are a hosting a tournament in Jackson’s Hotel. There are 14 five star contests down for decision on the night with the first bell at 8 pm sharp.

On Sunday February 21st, the action moves to the Maghery Centre, outside Dungloe, where the local club host St Francis, Limerick. Coach and matchmaker Jim mcCole, has pencilled in 14 high quality contests. The action in Maghery gets underway at 2 pm.

The Donegal County Board will host a bumper Intercounty tournament on Saturday March 12th in the Central Hotel where local boxers will face a Kildare selection.

Donegal and Clare are meeting in an intercounty match in Ennis, on Saturday February 27th. The boxing is in the Ennis Community Centre and the Donegal team under coach John Elliott is as follows; Pauric O’Donnell, Matthew and Mark McCole, Dungloe, Hugh Doherty, Eddie McEleney, St Bridgets, Liam Crawford, Tommy Doherty, Raphoe, Ryan Ward Mulrine, Bryan McNamee, Convoy, Kyle McDaid, Brian Elliott, Martin Lynch, Illies, Bernie McDonagh, Dunfanaghy, Jack Green, Carrigart and Cathal Gallagher, Twin Towns.

The North West zones for 11, 12, and 13 year-old boys will take place on Sunday March 6th, in St Bridget’s, Clonmany, with the weigh-in from 9.30 to 11 am. Draw will take place at 12 noon with boxing starting at 1 pm.

The full list of forthcoming tournaments ar: February 27th: Dunree BC, in Plaza, Buncrana; March 18th; Letterkenny BC, Letterkenny clubhouse; March 19th: Carndonagh BC, Carn Clubhouse; March 25th, Carrigart BC, in Carrigart Hall.