Boxing – 2019 Donegal Open Championships come to an end in Letterkenny


The 2019 Donegal Open Championships came to a close last night in Letterkenny.

After 12 champions, plus a host more walkover champions, were crowned on Saturday at Letterkenny ABC, the Championships reached their final bell last night.

Dunree ABC’s Matthew Carlin overcame Dunfanaghy’s Peadar Coyle in the Boy 2 38.5kgs final.

The final champion of the competition was Carndonagh ABC’s Dean Doherty, who took a W/O victory at Boy 4 60kgs.

The Donegal Opens drew an entry of 72 boxers, 58 male and 14 female, the participants coming from nine Donegal clubs, two from Derry, one from Tyrone, one from Fermanagh and one from Leitrim.


Sports writer from St Johnston, now based in Letterkenny, with ten years' experience covering sport in Donegal. Was a nominee for NUJ Sports Journalist of the Year in 2010. Honoured by the Donegal Boxing Board in 2016 for his coverage on the sport.

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