Jude gets useful test against European champ

NEWTOWNSTEWART’S Jude Gallagher gained a useful workout against the reigning European Junior champion in Italy at the weekend. The teenager travelled as part of the Ireland team for a week long training camp in Italy and while there he got the opportunity to pit his wits against Michele Baldassi, the reigning continental title holder. Despite […]

McGarrigle ‘delighted’ to receive latest accolade

STRABANE’S Ben McGarrigle was named the referee/judge of the year at the Irish Athletic Boxing Association’s 2018 awards night in the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Dublin, on Friday night. It’s the second time the Tyrone and Fermanagh County Board president has been honoured for his work last year, having been named Sport NI’s Technical Official of […]

Canadian team looking forward to Tyrone bouts

THE visit of a Canadian boxing team to Strabane has already given tonight’s tournament in the Fir Trees Hotel and Saturday’s in the Glenavon Hotel, Cookstown, an international flavour, but the organisation of the event is a truly global tale. The chief instigators of the clash between the visiting Lonsdale Club and a Tyrone and […]

Two Castles duo reach Irish Finals

The 2 Castles Club, Newtownstewart have two boxers competing at the Irish Championships at the National Stadium in Dublin over the coming weeks. Irish champion Jude Gallagher is through to the semi finals where he will meet Dublin opponent Ryan Dunne. Already through to the final and keeping the Newtownstewart Club firmly in the headlines […]

2 Castles ABC take titles in Toomebridge

  2 Castles ABC (Newtownstewart) had a successful day in Toomebridge winning four gold in the Ulster Nine County Championships. Many boxing purists think that this event reflects the ‘true’ Championships of the province, as County Antrim (and therefore Belfast) boxers are allowed to compete. Antrim is treated as a separate province (as is County […]

Danny is Ulster boxing champ

Immaculata ABC travelled to Eglington Community Centre and had a successful weekend with boxers participating in 11, 12, 13 year old boys and girls Ulster Boxing finals. Having won his Mid Ulster title the previous weekend, 13 year old Danny Duffy at 39kg capped a fantastic two weeks for himself and the club when he […]

McLaughlin records win for Ireland

STRABANE man Cathal McLaughlin defeated England’s Bradley Perkins on Friday night when the 18-year-old represented Ireland in an international tournament. McLaughlin boxes out of Raphoe ABC and traveled as part of the Donegal team that was representing Ireland. The 10-man squad took on England in front of a capacity crowd of over 500 at the […]

Fight action returns to Lifford

AMATEUR boxing made a successful return to Lifford last week when for the first time in 14 years, the border town hosted a tournament, organised by the Raphoe ABC. It proved a thrilling night of action in the Lifford Community Centre. There was plenty of joy for the home fighters, including Ballindrait’s Dennis Lafferty who […]

Two Castles fighter crowned Ulster Elite champion

HAVING spent a protracted period outside the ropes with injury, Beragh southpaw Ryan ‘Tiny’ Donnelly returned in a blaze of glory this season to win his first ever Ulster Elite Championship at the famed Docker’s Club..