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   Some of the action from St Enda's GAC Fri 25th Nov 2011...

      Pictures courtesy of Ned Connolly.

 

Boxing Night at St Enda’s

Glengormley Amateur Boxing Club held the first of this season’s fight nights at their home base in St Enda’s GAC on Fri 25th Nov past. Strong visiting teams from Saints in Twinbrook, Ligoniel and Ardoyne Holy Cross from North Belfast and Toome County Antrim provided the opposition for a 15 bout exhibition card of top class amateur boxing.

First bout was the all Glengormley duel between schoolboys Ryan Kelly and Connor Lawell, anxiously watched by their fathers in the capacity crowd. This was followed by big hitters Elijah Gavin and Tyson Doherty, Taylor McGrann, Conall Breathnach, Irish Champion and Irish Internationalist Chris O’Callaghan, Derek Kerr, Antrim and Ulster Intermediate Champion Colin Lowrie, young Damian McLaughlin and big Joe Flood. It was Adrian Birch from the Invincibles who withstood the onslaught from big Joe and landed a few text book shots and not so text book moves to keep Joe’s youth and exuberance at bay. The final bout was a crafty exchange between Christopher Birch of Glengormley and ‘T’ Kelly from Invincibles with both boxers equally matched to cap an exciting night of amateur boxing at St Enda’s.

Next up for Glengormley ABC will be Ulster Championship Finals this Sunday in Burnfoot Donegal with Chris O’Callaghan facing Brian O’Donnell from Dungloe for the B4 60kg title. Chris came through his semi final last weekend with a convincing 5-2 win over Conor McGowan from Tyrone club Bishop Kelly. After Christmas will see Antrim and Ulster Intermediate Flyweight Champion Colin Lowrie challenge for national honours at the National Stadium Dublin mid January. Joining Colin and also chasing National Honours will be Ulster Light Middleweight Champion Damian Murphy who unfortunately had to sit out the St Enda’s clash as his opponent Paul Quinn was injured. Good luck to the boys in the hunt for more Irish Titles at Glengormley’s number 1 boxing academy.

Mal Scott

 

 

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