BRETT McGinty heads off to begin his 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games bid tomorrow – and the St Johnston man is going for gold.The Oakleaf ABC puncher jets off to a training camp in Australia, which precedes the Games, which are being held from September 5-11 in Samoa.
McGinty, a six-time Irish champion, has been selected as part of a five-man team that also includes Stephen McKenna (Old School), James McGivern (St. George’s), Tiernan Bradley (Sacred Heart, Omagh) and Aidan Walsh (Holy Family).
Picture caption: Brett McGinty (centre) with brothers Shane and Jonny as well as Ciaran Coll and Gareth Colhoun, before his departure to the Commonwealth Youth Games.
Fighting at 69kgs, McGinty is aiming for a gold nugget in Apia, the Samoan capital.
“I’m a year young for the competition, but it’s either now or never,” he told Donegal Sport Hub.
“I’m not going to get another chance at this. I was too young for the last one and I’ll be too old for the next one. I need to grasp this with both hands.”
Listen to the full interview below …