Sean boxes clever to All-Ireland title

April 28, 2014

Congratulations go to Silverbridge Boxing Club fighter Sean McGenity who was crowned the Boy, 2 All-Ireland boxing championship at 50k that were held in the National Stadium, Dublin.

Sean and fellow club boxer Liam Finnegan had won their Ulster Championship titles in Newtownstewart on 13th April and were a little despondent that another clubman Conor Burns who lost a split decision was not accompanying them on their journey to every young boxer’s Holy Grail, a shot at the title in the National Stadium.

On Tuesday last, Liam was first into the ring but after boxing extremely well opponent, Michael Stokes of Mulhuddart Boxing Club, was given the decision to progress to the semi-finals.

After watching his friend bow out Sean had to put it all out of his mind as he faced formidable David McDonagh of Spartacus boxing club. A classic display earned Sean a unanimous decision and a place in the semi-final on Thursday.

Liam Moore from Arklow was the next opponent for Sean who put on a display of determination and strength that took him through to the final which would be on Saturday. Jake Shaughnessey from Claremorris was the final opponent but with 2 great wins under his belt and confidence oozing from the Silverbridge fighter. The boy from the West was put on the back foot from the first second as Sean used all of his boxing skills to great advantage to dominate the fight. To the delight of the travelling support and club mentors Sean claimed the All-Ireland title with aplomb. The added bonus for his achievement for Sean is that he now gets the opportunity to train with the National Elite Schoolboy Squad in Dublin.

Sean’s success is great testimony to the efforts put into training by all the boxers at the Silverbridge Boxing Club. All club members now know that they can follow in his footsteps under the terrific guidance and coaching they get at the club no doubt stimulated by the enthusiasm that the boxers themselves bring to the table.