BRETT MCGINTY has booked his place in his ninth Irish final after a second win in two days.
Today, in the Under-18 Championship semi-final, the St Johnston welterweight overcame former European champion Jordan Myers on a unanimous decision at the National Stadium.
McGinty, who defeated Jamie Harty of Rathkeale last night via a first round stoppage, was too much for his old rival Myers.
The Oakleaf ABC man, pictured above with his coach Eugene O’Kane junior, has returned from the disappointment of his European Youth Championship quarter-final defeat to Gurgen Madoyan to keep up the pursuit of an eighth Irish title.
McGinty has lost just once in national finals – controversially to Christopher O’Reilly in the 2014 Youth 1 decider – and next Friday night he’ll take on Paul Ryan of Bay City, who was the winner against St Mary’s boxer John Maughan in the other semi-final.[adrotate group=”57″]
McGinty’s mix of power and precision really caught the eye today and all three judges sides with the Commonwealth Youth Games silver medallist.
After Dungloe southpaw Matthew McCole lost out to Andy McDonagh from Waterford at 60kgs last night, there was no joy for two other Donegal punchers today.[adrotate group=”38″]
At 64kgs, Convoy’s Bryan McNamee was beaten by Olympic’s Gabriel Dossan while Illies Golden Gloves man Brian Elliot lost out against Reece Morris at 81kgs.
Illies man John Moran has been already awarded a walkover win at 46kgs.