Big boxing night ahead
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.