Success for youngsters

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YOUNG boxers from the Phoenix Club in Lurgan have been enjoying huge success recently.

This is the club’s first season boxing out of their new premises at St Peter’s GAA Club.

The club entered 11 boxers in the Mid-Ulster Novice Championships at the weekend.

This was the largest entry from any club in the Mid-Ulster region and Phoenix made a clean sweep with 100 per cent success.

The championships were held at the Tyholland Boxing Club in Monaghan.

The Phoenix winners were: Boy 1, 25 kilos, Diarmuid Toland; Boy 1, 36 kilos, Daniel McManus; Boy 2, 33 kilos, Ciaran McCann; Boy 4, 54 kilos, James Brady; Boy 4, 60 kilos, Daraigh McCormac; Boy 4, 66 kilos, Conor Connelly; Boy 4, 70 kilos, Nathan Powers; Youth 1, 63 kilos, Christopher Creaney; Youth 1, 70 kilos, Ryan McEvoy; Youth 2, 66 Kilos, Eamon Derby; Girl 1, Martin Hamilton.

Just before Christmas Phoenix were invited to take part in the County Louth Championships in Dundalk.

They entered seven boxers and once again had great success with six of them winning titles. Daniel McManus lost by a narrow decision in the final.

The County Lough champions were: Youth 2, 70 kilos, Glenn Flanagan; Youth 2, 66 kilos, Eamon Derby; Youth 1, 10 kilos, Ryan McEvoy; Boys 1, 25 kilos, Diarmuid Toland; Boy 2, 33 kilos, Ciaran McCann; Girl 4, 60 kilos, Martine Hamilton.

The Phoenix club would like to thank St Peter’s for all their support and help in providing them with the premises to train young boxers in the area.