U-23 duo advance
JASON KIRWAN (The Ballagh B.C.) and Eddie Byrne (Wexford C.B.S.) both weighed in for the National Under-23 championships.
Jason boxed Jamie Long from Sunnyside on Saturday last and beat him 12-10, while Eddie beat Stephan Broadhurst (Dealgan) 15-7. Both boys advance to the semi-finals this week. Best of luck to both boys.
There is a special competition for girls aged 15-16 years to pick a team to box in the upcoming European championships being held in Poland. Nicole Moorehouse (Sacre Coeur) and Laura Kinsella (St. Patrick's/Anthony's) both weigh in. Nicole got a bye to the final at 60 kg. and Laura was unlucky to meet one of the top seeds in the 57 kg. division, having to retire in round three.
Wexford Leagues day two results, Saturday, October 20: Boy 1 31 kg., J. McHale (St. Aidan's) beat Steven Lazui (St. Nick's), referee stopped contest, round one; Boy 1 31 kg., A. Byrne (Na Fianna) beat Daniel Marco (St. Nick's), 3-0; Boy 1 33 kg., N. Bolger (St. Aidan's) beat Cian Hynes (St. Nick's), 2-1; Boy 1 33 kg., J. Mythen (St. Aidan's) beat Steven Doyle (Na Fianna), 2-1; Boy 2 29 kg., Cathal Doyle (Na Fianna) lost to Mickey Connors (St. Mary's, New Ross), 2-1; Boy 2 42 kg., Jack Molloy (Gorey) lost to James Crean (C.B.S.), 3-0; Boy 2 44 kg. Joe Whelan (St. Ibar's) lost to David Banasik (St. Michael's), 2-1; Boy 4 42 kg., Eoin Long (C.B.S.) lost to Scott Murphy (St. Nick's), referee stopped contest; Youth 2 66 kg., Shane Dooley (C.B.S.) beat Shane Byrne (St. Mary's), 3-0; Inter. 71 kg., Cliff Tobin (St. Aidan's) beat Pádraig King (St. Michael's, New Ross), 3-0.
Wexford Leagues day three results, Sunday, October 21: Girl 1 44 kg., Leanne Coffey (Sacre Coeur) beat Jamie Kehoe (Na Fianna), 3-0; Boy 1 31 kg., J. McHale (St. Aidan's) beat Timmy O'Reilly (Tramore), 3-0; Boy 1 36 kg., T. Firman (St. Ibar's) beat L. Og Cuddihy (Tramore), 3-0; Boy 1 36 kg., T. Lynch (Arklow) beat B. Dodd (Clonard), 2-1; Boy 2 36 kg., L. Barrett (Paulstown) beat D. Nolan (Gorey), 3-0; Boy 2 39 kg., C. Blake (Paulstown) beat A. Morris (Clonard), retired; Boy 2 50 kg., L. Hore (Ballagh) lost to A. Tuke (Arklow), 2-1; Boy 3 39 kg., E. O'Neill (Paulstown) lost to M. Kinsella (St. Patrick's/Anthony's), 3-0; Boy 3 44 kg., M. O'Leary (Bunclody) lost to B. Breslin (Tramore), 3-0; Youth 1 60 kg., R. Kelly (St. Ibar's) lost to P. Earle (Paulstown), retired.
Boxing starts again this Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. in Sacre Coeur, Enniscorthy. Don't forget Sunday night in the Riverbank House Hotel, St. Ibar's/C.B.S. versus a Cork selection at 7.30 p.m.