Mayo boxers won 23 of the 40 contests on the programme for the finals of the 2013 Connacht Championships in Oughterard last Saturday. In one of the 10 all-Mayo contests Declan Mc Donagh (Claremorris ) had an impressive win against Padraig McDonagh (Geesala ). The Claremorris boy has had a tremendous amount of experience from championship boxing this season, having contested 11 bouts so far this year.
In the Boy 2 36kg division Michael Conroy (Geesala ) and Sean Daire (Loughglynn ) contested one of the best bouts of the day with the Mayo boy winning by the smallest of margins. Knockmore boxer Ciaran Brogan performed well on his way to a comfortable win against Oisin Lally (Geesala ).
Boy 1: Shea Pye (Knockmore ) 29kg; Owen McDonagh (St Anne’s ) 33kg; Declan McDonagh (Claremorris ) 42kg; Evan Ivers (Golden Gloves ) 44kg; Anthony Walsh (Golden Gloves ) 46kg; Jason Maughan (Killasser ), 60kg; Rory Brennan (St Anne’s ) 63kg; Yannick Scheerer (St Anne’s ), 70kg.
Boy 2: Michael Conroy (Geesala ), 36kg; Ciaran Brogan (Knockmore ), 39kg; Ray Hearty (St Anne’s ), 46kg; Alan Brennan (Charlestown ), 57kg; Owen McDonagh (St Anne’s ), 66kg; Owen McDonagh (Ballyhaunis ), 75kg.
Boy 3: Jack Kavanagh (Swinford ), 36kg; David Walsh (Ballyhaunis ), 44kg; Kasper Buru (St Anne’s ), 66kg.
Under 18: Darren Timlin (Geesala ), 64kg; Jason McDonagh (St Anne’s ) 75kg; Martin Conroy (Ballyhaunis ) 81kg.