The boxers from Ballina shared the wins in their own competition last Sunday afternoon, picking up seven victories from 14 bouts in a competitive afternoon of boxing. The Ballina competition was the second last tournament before the Mayo championships and there were a number of boxers honing their craft in the Dick Hearns centre before the county championships. Caroline McDonagh was awarded the club boxer of the season award and the 12-year-old looked impressive in her fight win over Molly Rowley from Swinford in the girl two 39kg category.
The other home winners were in boy one Conor Dempsey (36kg ), girl two Billie Stevens (62kg ), boy three Martin McDonagh (33kg ), boy four Martin McDonagh (48kg ), youth two Jamie Conroy (51kg ) and Eryk Batiuk (64kg ) in the junior section. The other winners on the day were Ewan O’Grady (Swinford ), Scott Boshell (Ballinrobe ), Keelan O’Reilly (St Anne’s ), Mathew Murphy (Ballinrobe ), She Pye (Knockmore/Foxford ), Tommy Doherty (Geesala ) and Aidan Gaughan (Knockmore/Foxford ). The next club tournament in the diary is the Golden Gloves tournament which will take place in the Belmullet Leisure Centre at 8pm, tomorrow night, Saturday, February 8.