Great night for Ark­low box­ers

Bray People - - SPORT - BOX­ING TOUR­NA­MENT

ARK­LOW Box­ing Club held their an­nual tour­na­ment in the Ark­low Bay Ho­tel last week­end and what a night it was for the lo­cal team, win­ning ten bouts and all four box­ers in­volved in test matches were in to­tal con­trol.

Liam Mol­loy was the first boxer in ac­tion against Calvin O’Con­nell of En­nis­cor­thy Academy and Liam’s bril­liant foot­work and solid jab gave him the edge in a test match.

In the first con­test of the evening Ross Far­rell was the win­ner in a real hard bout against Tadgh O’Don­nell of Four Kings. Ross’s coun­ters earned him the de­ci­sion.

Cian Red­mond had a hard bat­tle against Dean Cox from En­nis­cor­thy. It was Cian’s de­but and Cox’s ex­pe­ri­ence earned him the de­ci­sion.

Philip Feokry­tov was in his best form and his fast two handed at­tacks earned him the vic­tory over Michael Cash from Rath­new.

Owen Moore demon­strated his su­pe­rior skills against Kasper Adam­son from Four Kings and won clearly with solid left right com­bi­na­tions.

Calum Roche, was also hav­ing his de­but against Ben Mal­lon of St Ibar’s.

In a cau­tious first round it was even but in the sec­ond and third round Calum at­tacked more to earn the de­ci­sion.

Ni­amh Mal­loy was bril­liant in out­box­ing newly-crowned Wex­ford Box Cop cham­pion Elissa Cash O’Brien from En­nis­cor­thy Academy.

Ni­amh’s long-range punch­ing and solid de­fence earned her all three rounds.

Daniel Fox was also im­pres­sive in out­point­ing Ben Mur­phy of St Ibar’s.

Daniel’s fast hand speed and a solid right earned him all three rounds.

Damien Ai­bologa was un­for­tu­nate as his op­po­nent didn’t show due to ill­ness.

Eimhin McCor­mack was in­volved in a hec­tic bat­tle with Tom Mur­phy of St Ibar’s with both boys giv­ing their all which ended with a split de­ci­sion of the judges and un­for­tu­nately for Eimhin it went the Wex­ford boy’s way.

Sean Tyn­dall had a tremen­dous bat­tle with Cal­lum Clarke of Rath­new.

This was a ding-dong con­test with the lead con­stantly chang­ing but in the end it was Sean’s per­sis­tence which earned him a split de­ci­sion.

Ja­son Breen was at his best against Em­mett Ga­han of St Ibar’s.

Ja­son’s solid straight punch­ing earned him a unan­i­mous de­ci­sion.

Daniel Feokry­tov (Philip’s brother) was in great form against Dil­lon Syn­nott of Rath­new.

Daniel’s foot­work and coun- ter-punch­ing earned him a unan­i­mous de­ci­sion.

In a test Match Matthew Tyn­dall showed his class against Ad­dim­son Alabi West­side and was in to­tal con­trol.

This bout was fol­lowed by Am­ber Byrne in a test match against Aoife Wil­liamson from Cur­ragh. Again it was the Ark­low boxer who showed more skill.

Daniel Byrne had a tough bat­tle with Cole Byrne from En­niskerry. It was the En­niskerry boy’s long range which was the dif­fer­ence and earned him the de­ci­sion.

Fer­gal Red­mond had a tough fight with Davy Mur­phy from En­nis­cor­thy Academy.

Hav­ing lost the first round Fer­gal picked up the pace to clearly win the last two rounds and the fight.

Sean Crow­ley fin­ished off the night with a tremen­dous ex­hi­bi­tion of long-range box­ing against Martin Sweeney from West­side.

In sup­port­ing bouts Johnny Lynch of En­niskerry beat Michael Cor­co­ran from West­side and Adam Syn­nitt of Rath­new beat Lorenzo Ma­cusa,Cur­ragh.

Tyn­dall wins award

Matthew Tyn­dall was awarded the club per­son of the year from Ark­low Box­ing Club on Fri­day night.

The award is the per­pet­ual Peter Kenny Memo­rial Cup, given out each year for the per­son who has given the most to the club re­gards suc­cess or work. The award was pre­sented to Matthew by Charlotte Kenny, Peter’s daugh­ter.

Matthew was awarded the cup as Ir­ish cham­pion and as he rep­re­sented Ire­land in an in­ter­na­tional against Eng­land which he won de­feat­ing the Eu­ro­pean sil­ver medal­list.

Girls win in Kilkenny

Two of Ark­low’s Ir­ish cham- pi­ons, Am­ber Byrne and Te­gan Far­rell, recorded wins against op­po­si­tion from Paulstown on Satur­day night.

Am­ber was first in ac­tion against Nora Jack­man, who is Ir­ish cham­pion and Eu­ro­pean bronze medal­list.

The first round was cau­tious with Am­ber scor­ing on the re­treat.

In the sec­ond Am­ber upped the pace and scored with solid rights and vis­i­bly shook the Kilkenny girl.

The third round saw Am­ber tak­ing con­trol and again hurt­ing the Paulstown girl. Am­ber was a clear win­ner.

Te­gan was in next against Rachel Fen­lon.

Te­gan used her reach ad­van­tage to pick off the Kilkenny girl at will.

In the third Rachel put in a big fin­ish but again Te­gan picked her off with long-range punches.

So the girls fin­ished off a bril­liant week­end for Ark­low Box­ing Club.

Or­gan­is­ers Linda Mor­gan, ref­eree Lockey Gan­non, Wil­lie Walker and Jim Moore.

Cian Red­mond (red trunks) box­ing for Ark­low ver­sus Dean Cox of En­nis­cor­thy Ac

Liam Mol­loy (red trunks) box­ing for Ark­low.

Ross Far­rell (red trunks) box­ing for Ark­low against Tadgh O’Don­nell of Four Kings Box­ing Club.

Am­ber and Te­gan ex­celled them­selves win­ning in Paulstown on Satur­day night.

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