En­niskerry’s Jamie lands Le­in­ster ti­tle

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IT was a busy week for En­niskerry Box­ing Club which started with Jamie Tobin tak­ing the Le­in­ster Novice Ti­tle in the Ring­side at the Na­tional Sta­dium.

Jamie had to over­come a tough op­po­nent in Sammy Lecha from Dock­lands to take his place in the fi­nal.

In some­thing of a lo­cal derby Jamie beat Bray Box­ing Club’s Barry Fitz­patrick in a well con­tested fi­nal.

It was back to the Ring­side for the whole club as they held a club show ver­sus a Dublin Se­lec­tion. There were over 25 bouts rang­ing from an un­der­age card to the Se­niors.

It was a tes­ta­ment to the qual­ity of the box­ers, young and older, that the vast ma­jor­ity of the crowd stayed in the packed venue for the fi­nal bout late into the night.

Best Home boxer went to Chris Wall and Best Away boxer went to Paul O’Rourke of Bally­brack.

It was on then to the Wexford Box Cup which was held over Fri­day, Satur­day and Sun­day in St.Joseph’s Com­plex, Bish­op­swa­ter.

In a fan­tas­ti­cally or­gan­ised event, En­niskerry’s Michael Moore­house beat his English op­po­nent John Con­nors 2-1 on Fri­day.

Cole Byrne and Michael were in ac­tion again on Satur­day where both were suc­cess­ful, Michael over­com­ing a fa­mil­iar op­po­nent in lo­cal Wexford boxer St. Ibar’s Joe Whe­lan.

Cole over­came Char­lie O’Brien of St. Colman’s in a unan­i­mous de­ci­sion. Sun­day meant five fi­nals for En­niskerry. All-Ire­land cham­pion Cole started the day for the club against an­other All-Ire­land cham­pion Bobbi Flood of Cabra. Cole came out on the wrong side of the de­ci­sion against an ex­cel­lent op­po­nent.

Next up was Euro­pean Cham­pion Daina Moore­house who beat Na­van’s Cather­ine Blaney, quickly fol­lowed by Ab­bie Doyle who stopped her op­po­nent Rachel Darcy of Swords.

Scott Drew picked up a W/O vic­tory be­fore Aidan Long won on a split de­ci­sion against an­other lo­cal boxer Jack Mur­phy of St. Ibar’s in what was one of the fights of the day.

Michael Moore­house was the last En­niskerry fi­nal­ist to take to the ring against Wil­liam Heazel of Tramore.

De­spite tak­ing the first round Michael vis­i­bly tired to lose out on a split de­ci­sion.

All in all it was a good week­end’s work for the club with four golds and two sil­vers.

In its in­au­gu­ral year the Box Cup jointly or­gan­ised by Sacre Coeur, St. Joseph’s and St. Ibars was a great event with clubs from all over Ire­land and Eng­land tak­ing part.

Le­in­ster Novice box­ing cham­pion Jamie Tobin of En­niskerry Box­ing Club.

En­niskerry’s Aidan Long (red) with Jack Mur­phy of St Ibar’s at the We­ford Box Cup.

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