Ark­low girls on the rise!

Bray People - - SPORT -

Two of Ark­low’s up and com­ing young fe­male box­ers won the cov­eted Michael An­drews ti­tles last week­end. Shan­non Just won by walkover in her di­vi­sion while Leanne Doyle added this ti­tle to the Le­in­ster ti­tle she won last year. Leanne’s op­po­nent was Lau­ren Ryan of Kil­dare. After a slow start in round one, Leanne stepped up the pace and scored with good com­bi­na­tions in round two to take a good lead into the fi­nal round. Both girls went ham­mer and tongs in the last but it was Leanne who landed the most punches to win clearly. Both girls got a great ova­tion from the crowd for a contest of true grit. Is­abelle Dempsey had a cracking contest with Le­in­ster cham­pion Cath­lyn Loughrey from Rys­ton BC. After a bad first round Is­abelle got back into the contest with a solid per­for­mance in round two but in the third the Kil­dare girl got back on top to win on points. The County Wick­low Am­a­teur Box­ing League con­tin­ues on Sun­day morn­ing at 11am at Ark­low Box­ing Club. In the photo are: Anita Just, Shan­non Just, Amy Whit­more, Leanne Doyle, Is­abella Dempsey, and Linda Mor­gan. Well done girls!

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