All Ire­land boxing joy for En­niskerry’s Sean

Sean clinches All-Ire­land crown

Bray People - - SPORT - All-Ire­land Se­nior fi­nal

EN­NISKERRY BOXING CLUB had a very busy and very suc­cess­ful week­end just gone. On Fri­day night at the Na­tional Sta­dium, Sean Pur­cell won an All-Ire­land Se­nior ti­tle at 56kg.

Sean was in hugely im­pres­sive form over the past fort­night. At the quar­ter-fi­nal stages The En­niskerry Boxing Club mem­ber stopped Dean McCor­mack of Whitechurch in round two with a dev­as­tat­ing body shot.

Again, in the semi-fi­nal the En­niskerry boxer found su­perb form to de­feat Mark Cor­co­ran of Corinthian’s BC in a 5-0 unan­i­mous de­ci­sion. Sean dropped his op­po­nent and Cor­co­ran was forced into tak­ing two stand­ing counts.

And so, to Fri­day night’s fi­nal against Conor Kerr of Monkstown, Co. Antrim. On a night of ex­cep­tional boxing with many of Ire­land’s most promis­ing box­ers on dis­play, Sean was cer­tainly in con­tention for per­for­mance of the night.

In Kerr he faced an ex­tremely durable op­po­nent but showed enough skill and speed to emerge with the Ir­ish ti­tle on another unan­i­mous 5-0 card.

On Satur­day it was the turn of two-time Euro­pean cham­pion Daina Moore­house to make her sea­son’s de­but in Ark­low in a Le­in­ster v Dublin tour­na­ment.

Daina was fac­ing a fa­mil­iar ri­val in Smith­field BCs Ciara Walsh. It was a great workout for both girls with Daina emerg­ing vic­to­ri­ous on a unan­i­mous 5-0 de­ci­sion. Daina, who is spon­sored by Shore­line, Bray, un­der their Ath­letic Spon- sor­ship Pro­gramme has been putting in the hard work in their gym as well as her usual club ac­tiv­i­ties, de­clared her­self de­lighted to re­turn to win­ning ways af­ter the World Cham­pi­onships in Hun­gary.

With club coaches Paul O’Toole and Eve Carr in her cor­ner it was back to ba­sics as she gears up for another suc­cess­ful sea­son ahead.

‘En­niskerry BC would also like to con­grat­u­late Kel­lie Har­ring­ton on her in­cred­i­ble achieve­ment on be­com­ing World Cham­pion in In­dia.

‘Kel­lie is a su­perb role model and has been a big sup­port to both Daina and Eve in par­tic­u­lar,’ said a club spokesper­son.

En­niskerry Boxing Club’s Sean Pur­cell in ac­tion against Conor Kerr of Monkstown.

Sean Pur­cell dodges a humdinger of a right from Conor Kerr.

Eve Carr, Sean Pur­cell and Paul O’Toole from En­niskerry Boxing Club.

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