Dealgan success at Nine Counties finals

Dealgan Boxing Club's Caoilan Travers, Martin O'Donnaicha, Conor Woods and Lee Mackin who competed at the Nine Counties finals last week
Dealgan Amateur Boxing Club continued their successful season when five of their young stars competed in the finals of the Nine Counties in the National Stadium last week.

Dealgan Amateur Boxing Club continued their successful season when five of their young stars competed in the finals of the Nine Counties in the National Stadium last week.

A young boxer going from strength to strength is Conor Woods who claimed the 27kg Boy 1 title. Also at Boy 1, emerging talent Lee Mackin was victorious on both his bouts to take the 50kg title. 12-year-old Caoilan Travers, making his competitive debut, acquitted himself very well against his Wexford opponent just falling short of the 57kg Boy 1 title.

Another Dealgan boxer unfortunate not to be crowned champion was Boy 3 60kg, Emmet Kelly, who, after defeating Drogheda’s John Maughan in the semi-final, had to withdraw due to injury. Dealgan ABC gained its third champion of the day when reigning Irish champion Martin O’Donacaicha proved too good for Luke Maguire of Holy Family Drogheda.

The Dealgan coaches were delighted with all boxers performances and feel they will be a force to be reckoned with in this year’s Leinster Championships.

Another recent success was Dealgan’s new addition Rory Lavery, who gave a master class of technical boxing to become Leinster Intermediate Light Welterweight champion.

Dealgan Boxing Club will be holding its annual Texas Hold’em Poker Classic on Friday November 22 in the Lets Bingo bowling alley at 8pm with 1000 euro prize money on offer. For tickets contact 0863748688. Tickets are limited and only cost 20 euro.