TEENAGE BOXING SEN­SA­TION DAINA MOOREHOUSE WINS EURO­PEAN GOLD

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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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Photo: Bar­bara Flynn.

Euro­pean gold medal­list Daina Moorehouse train­ing in En­niskerry Boxing Club.

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