TEENAGE BOXING SENSATION DAINA MOOREHOUSE WINS EUROPEAN GOLD
ENNISKERRY Boxing Club enjoyed a golden moment on Sunday as rising star Daina Moorehouse swept to victory in the European Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Despite being one of the youngest members of Team Ireland, 15-year-old Daina was selected as team captain and the young Bray girl certainly led by example as she overpowered familiar foe Simran Kaur of England in the final.
The fighters had met twice before in the ring, with each recording a victory, but in by far their most important bout to date it was Daina who held all the aces, winning gold on a unanimous decision.
Daina’s parents John and Melissa and Enniskerry’s Head Coach Paul O’Toole were ringside to celebrate and it was a proud day for O’Toole who has trained Daina since she started boxing five years ago.
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European gold medallist Daina Moorehouse training in Enniskerry Boxing Club.