DONEGAL lost out to Derry in an inter-county boxing tournament on Sunday night in The Plaza, Buncrana.
Derry regained a hold of the Derry News Cup after a 10-7 win.
Derry were led by the Commonwealth Youth Games silver medallist Brett McGinty. The St Johnston native and Oakleaf ABC powerhouse was outstanding in his win over Letterkenny ABC’s Oran Shiels, who gave a gutsy display.
In an excellent show that was well-matched by John Elliott, there were quite a few cracking contests.
Convoy’s double Irish champion Bryan McNamee was always in control against Francie Stokes with the Deele College student claiming an impressive win while Dungloe’s slippery southpaw Matthew McCole looked assured as he overcame Joe Kelly on a split decsion.
Fergal McLaughlin presented Eugene Duffy with the Derry News Cup at the end of the night.
Donegal will host another inter-county show this Sunday night at the Abbey Hotel, Donegal town, when they take on a Tyrone selection.
Meanwhile, the final Donegal Boxing Board meeting of 2015 takes place tonight at 8.30 in the Letterkenny ABC gym.
Results, Donegal v Derry, inter-county tournament (Donegal boxers listed first)
Youth 2 60kgs John Murphy lost to Sean Donaghey 1-2
Boy 2 36kgs Alex Harkin lost to Cody Lee Peoples 0-3
Boy 3 54kgs Cian Downey lost to Dean Lee Rutherford TKO1
Boy 1 35kgs Jordan Saville lost to Ben Cooke 0-3
Boy 2 39kgs Adam McDaid lost to Cahir Gormley 1-2
Youth 1 49kgs Cameron Friel lost to Jack Fleming 1-2
Boy 3 36kgs Tristan Friel lost to Caolan Logue 0-3
Boy 4 54kgs Oran Devine walkover
Boy 4 70kgs Shane Gillespie lost to Martin Quinn 0-3
Youth 2 60kgs Josh Gibson beat Tony McDevitt 2-1
Youth 2 69kgs John Ward beat Michael Davitt 2-1
Junior 71kgs Eddie Lynch beat Kyle McLaughlin TKO2
Junior 64kgs Jamie Spollan lost to Patrick Hayes 0-3
Youth 2 54kgs Kyle McDaid beat Matthew Boreland 3-0
Youth 2 66kgs Bryan McNamee beat Francie Stokes 3-0
Intermediate 70kgs Oran Shiels lost to Brett McGinty 0-3
Intermediate 60kgs Matthew McCole beat Joe Kelly 2-1