Great night for Arklow boxers
at the Arklow Bay Hotel
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.
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.