Just re­wards for Shan­ice!

Ark­low star wins box­ing ti­tle

Bray People - - SPORT -

All-Ire­land cham­pi­onships

ARK­LOW’S Shan­ice Just has won the fi­nals of the Ladies In­ter­me­di­ate Box­ing Cham­pi­onships at 63kg in the Na­tional Sta­dium last Satur­day.

Shan­ice’s op­po­nent in the fi­nal was Sarah Kiely from Dun­gar­van Box­ing Club.

Shan­ice was cau­tious dur­ing the first round but scored with solid jabs to edge into the lead.

In round two the Ark­low girl be­come more dom­i­nant to force the Dun­garvin girl on the back foot and scored with solid right crosses.

In the third it was again Shan­ice who scored with solid clean com­bi­na­tions and in the fourth and fi­nal round Shan­ice kept Kiely at dis­tance to win clearly.

What made Shan­ice’s win more im­pres­sive was that she was un­able to train fol­low­ing her semi-fi­nal win due to a se­vere head cold.

Shan­ice now starts train­ing for the Wom­ens Elite Cham­pi­onships in Jan­uary and join­ing her in the men’s sec­tion of the Elite Cham­pi­onships will be Fer­gal Red­mond and Sean Allen.

The girls’ Michael An­drews Cham­pi­onships com­mence next Satur­day and Ark­low will have four en­tries: Is­abelle Dempsey, Leanne Doyle, Amy Whit­more, and and Shan­non Just (sis­ter of Shan­ice).

The com­pe­ti­tion in­cludes all clubs from Le­in­ster and Dublin and is sec­ond only to the Ir­ish Cham­pi­onships.

We wish them all well.

Ark­low’s Shan­ice Just who clinched an All-Ire­land ti­tle.

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