MARK MCCOLE AND MICHAEL GALLAGHER carry the Donegal hopes in the National Intermediate Championships after recording wins on the opening weekend of action at the National Stadium.
McCole and Gallagher won Ulster Intermediate titles earlier this month and took their good form to the capital.
Dungloe light-middleweight McCole overcame Eddie Lawrence from the Holy Family club in Dublin in a preliminary round bout in the 69kgs class.
McCole was awarded the best boxer of the competition at the Ulster Intermediates (pictured above).
McCole won an Irish Colleges title last year and previously won a Youth 2 63kgs All-Ireland title.
McCole made no mistake against Lawrence to take a unanimous decision win – see below for a video of the Dungloe man’s contest.
Finn Valley man Gallagher (pictured above) is a ten-time Irish champion and the hammer-handed heavyweight is on the march in search of number 11.
After stopping Michael McConigley in the Ulster final, Gallagher made light work of Cian O’Shaunnessy from Rathkeale on Saturday evening.
The Kinletter man stopped the contest in round two of their quarter-final meeting.
There was disappointment for Twin Towns man Paul Darby, who lost out to Lee Reeves (Southside) at light middleweight while Dungloe middleweight David Tennyson was beaten by Abulize Nodari from Bray.
The tournament resumes next Friday evening at the home of Irish boxing.