Saturday, 25 October 2014

Loughglynn boxers win three titles

Loughglynn boxers picked up three Connacht titles in the Connacht Boys and Junior Championships held in Westport over the last two weekends.

Simon Stokes won the Boy 3 52 kg title after two hard-fought contests. In a close contest on Saturday he defeated Sean Lee (Furbo) in the semi- final on a score line of four points to two. In the final on Sunday, he defeated Eamon Maugham (Knockmore) by seven points to three. Simon boxed very well and proved too experienced and strong for his opponents.

In the Junior 60 kg final Oisin Ward defeated Martin Collins (Castlebar) on a score of ten points to two. In his first contest in this Junior division Oisin put in an impressive performance with accurate punches and a great defence. He never looked in trouble, winning all three rounds.

Shane Brennan secured a walkover in the Boy 2 63kg division, making this his second Connacht title. These three boxers will compete in Dublin at the end of April and early May.