25 November 2011 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Saturday night was the place to be when Smithboro ABC held there annual boxing show. There was no less than sixteen competitive bouts but what added flavour to the night was the six exhibition bouts from the younger members of the club that took place before the main show even started! The brave young pugilists were Osin Bell, Niall Smith, Brendan McDonald, Max Mallen, Dean Steeson, Dylan Curley, Jonathan Lawerance, Jamie McMahon, Gary Kerr, Pat Stokes, Dara Bell, Greg Lawerance and Peader Smyth.
Fergal McKenna coach of Smithboro ABC was delighted with there performances adding that they were the future stars of the club. He stated that the standard of boxing seen was in relation to the development training held every Wednesday night for these young prospects. He added that when these young boxers reach the age of eleven the competitive age to box be sure to keep a good eye on them. For they were outstanding here tonight!
The main event then kicked of at 8pm to a packed house with a exhibition from Pat McDonagh and Jason Lawerance. 
Connor Gleeson turned in a solid performance against Terence McDonagh losing a close battle. It was a very confident display against a much taller opponent.
Zach Mallen had the home fans cheering with his best performance to date with a fine win over David Joyce which would have had him pushing hard for the best boxer award.
Robert Brogan and Terry McEntee lost in very close decisions to tough opponents from the Three bridges club in Dublin.
Connor McCrink from Carrickmacross ABC pushed hard in his bout with Irish champion Kurt Walker from Canal ABC and lost in another close bout.
Irish champion Aaron McKenna finished of the first half with a fine display of boxing against Martin Stokes of Three bridges ABC who was two years older than him. Again McKenna was just to strong for his game opponent.
Full report in The Northern Standard

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