DONEGAL IS WELL represented on an Ulster Select that takes part in a major boxing tournament on Saturday night in Newport, Wales.
Six boxers from the county have been matched with Welsh opponents for the tournament hosted by St Joseph’s BC in Newport.
The team competed their preparations at the weekend in St John’s BC, Swatragh, County Derry.
Picture caption: Bryan McNamee, Edward McEleney, Liam Crawford, Adam Boyle, Peter O’Donnell and Cameron Friel who will travel to Newport, Wales this weekend.
The Ulster team contains five boxers from Donegal clubs as well as Commonwealth Youth Games silver medallist Brett McGinty from St Johnston, who punches with the Oakleaf ABC, and who is a late addition to the team.
Former double Irish champion Bryan McNamee from Convoy will take on Dylan Hayward at 70kgs on the night. McNamee won an Ulster 9 Counties title by way of a walkover win at the weekend and will be keen to continue his recent revival this Saturday.
Raphoe’s up-and-coming Liam Crawford will take on Lewis Vardy at 44kgs with Dungloe’s promising Adam Boyle up against Rico Price at 46kgs.
Letterkenny ABC’s Cameron Friel faces Zain Smith in a 52kgs contest and 2014 Irish Youth Champion Edward McEleney from St Bridget’s, Clonmany faces Dino Price in a 95kgs bout.
The meeting of McGinty – who won his 12th Ulster title on Saturday – and Jordan Thomas that will have sparks flying at 71kgs.
Thomas is a senior boxer of good promise and their fight has the makings of a classic at the Pill Millennium Centre.
Raphoe’s Peter O’Donnell will travel with the team.Tags: