My­ers wins na­tional ti­tle

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HE is only 16 years old and al­ready show­ing class on the Na­tional box­ing stage.

Paddy My­ers, who boxes with Sligo City Box­ing Club was the Ir­ish Se­nior Cadets ti­tle re­cently.

The teenager was com­pet­ing in the Na­tional Sta­dium over three week­ends and won all of his fights with Dublin’s De­clan Malone, Thomas Do­herty and Jack Mar­ley.

Dad and coach Thomas My­ers said Paddy boxed ex­tremely well and this win means he qual­i­fies for the Euro­pean Cham­pi­onships tak­ing place in Rus­sia this Oc­to­ber.

Thomas said: “Paddy fought three lads over three week­ends to win the ti­tle.

“This means that he qual­i­fies for the Euro­peans.

“He’s also train­ing with the High Per­for­mance ath­letes in Ab­botts- town at the mo­ment. Dean Clancy is up there too and they would have trained to­gether loads with Stephen Reynolds.

“The club is based in Abbeyquar­ter and we have about 20 boys and girls at the minute from all ages start­ing at 6.

“There is a lot of tal­ent com­ing through which is good to see.

“We train 2 nights a week on Tues­days and Fri­days from 6-7:30pm. Any­one who wishes to take part can come along.

“We have 3 coaches there and ev­ery­one is wel­come.

“All you need is train­ers and shorts, you will start by learn­ing the fun­da­men­tals.

“It costs 2 per ses­sion and it is about get­ting peo­ple into box­ing and keep­ing them off the streets,” Thomas added.

Boxer Paddy Mey­ers who won the Ir­ish Se­nior Cadets ti­tle re­cently.

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