Young Joe packs a punch
St. Ibar's/St. Joseph's boxer Joe Whelan struck gold for the second time when he was crowned the 60 kg. title winner at the boxing multinationals in Latvia.
The Piercestown native picked up a gold medal at the competition when he travelled over with five other members of the Leinster boxing squad.
The squad came home with a total of four golds and one bronze as well as the Ozolnieku Cup for best team.
Joe proudly served as team captain during the tournament, making it an extra-special trip for the dedicated young sportsman who is making a name for himself at a very young age.
At only 16, this is Joe's second time coming out on top in a multinational tournament. Last September, he picked up his first multinational gold medal in Poland.