Big box­ing night ahead

Bray People - - SPORT -

ARK­LOW BOX­ERS take on a Le­in­ster se­lec­tion at the Ark­low Bay Ho­tel on Satur­day night, April 5. The Neill­stown club, which pro­duced Kenny Egan, will pro­vide most of the op­po­si­tion for Ark­lows young box­ers with the Crum­lin Box­ing Club pro­vid­ing op­po­nents for the Se­nior team.

The bouts start with Sean Flem­ing against Dar­ren Proc­tor of Neill­stown fol­lowed by Daniel Feokry­tov against Craig Kenneddy.

Eimhin McCormack then takes on Daniel O'Fla­herty from Neill­stown and and Ja­son Breen boxes Kil­lian Ger­raghty also from Neill­stown. Liam Somers will swap punches with Adam Sin­nott from Wick­low Box­ing Club. This will be the third meet­ing of the two boys who pre­vi­ously won one each.

Newly crowned le­in­ster cham­pion, Sean Crow­ley, will give a year to Neill­stown boxer, Devon White, while le­in­ster cham­pion, Liam Moore, will give weight to Ai­den Long from Rath­new. Paddy McKen­zie, Ark­low's third cur­rent Le­in­ster cham­pion, will swap punches with Patrick Red­mond from En­niskerry. Le­in­ster sil­ver medal­ist, Aaron Tuke, takes on Colm Lun­ders of Bless­ing­ton. At light wel­ter­weight, Aaron Lyons boxes Sean McCon­nell of St Saviours and Alan Dempsey takes on Crum­lin op­po­nent, Peter Fabion.

At light heavy, Colm O'Neill boxes Chris Scu­vie from Crum­lin and at heavy­weight, Dar­ragh Keenan meets Joe McDon­ald from Crum­lin.

Ark­low's Se­nior Le­in­ster cham­pion, Fer­gal Red­mond, will box J.P. Con­roy from Crum­lin. Matches will also be made for Josh Whit­more and To­mas Lynch.

The main spon­sor on the night are Pat and Veron­ica Fitzger­ald. The tour­na­ment starts at 8pm Ad­mis­sion is €10 and for un­der 16s it's €5. Tick­ets avail­able at the ho­tel or pay at door on the night. Doors open at 7pm.

In other news light heavy­wight Sean Allen trav­elled with a Garda se­lec­tion to take on an NYPD team re­cently.

How­ever, Sean was the vic­tim of a home­town de­ci­sion much to the amaze­ment of all those present.

Ark­low's three new Le­in­ster cham­pi­ons have now qual­i­fied for the Na­tional Boys Cham­pi­onships which take place later this month.

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