Matthew McCole moves into National U22 final with convincing wins


Dungloe light-welter Matthew McCole advanced to finals night at the National Under-22 Championships.

McCole recorded wins over Padraig Convery and Terry McEntee this weekend to seal a place in the January 25 final.

This evening, the Dungloe ABC man defeated Old School’s Terry McEntee on a unanimous decision to move into the final.

Last night, McCole got past Holy Family, Drogheda puncher Convery, also via a unanimous decision.

In the final, McCole will take on Dublin Docklands’ Pierce O’Leary, who had wins over Michael Avetisian and Shane Flavin.

These Championships will aid the selection process for the European U22s, which will be hosted in Vladikavkaz, Russia between March 7 and 18.

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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