Matthew McCole begins National U22 Championship bid tonight

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Dungloe’s Matthew McCole gets his National Under-22 Championship bid underway tonight at the National Stadium.

Light-welterweight McCole faces Padraig Convery in one of four quarter-final bouts down for decision in the weight.

The 64kgs semi-finals are pencilled in for tomorrow.

The National U22 finals will take place at the National Stadium on January 25.

Current European U22 champion Amy Broadhurst, a World Elite quarter-finalists, opens her title defence against Jennifer Lehane in the lightweight class tonight.

Twelve bouts – 8 male and 4 female – will be decided on day 1.

A second session will be resolved tomorrow to confirm the finalists.

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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