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Praise for young boxer’s outstanding victory

Years of hard work and dedication paid off for young Mullaghbawn boxer, Eugene McKeever, when he won the Irish Senior Boxing Championships (at 64kg) in the National Boxing Stadium, Dublin last weekend.

Eugene began boxing in Saint Malachy’s Boxing club, Camlough at the age of eight, and in 2015 he moved to Holy Family, Drogheda to pursue in his senior career.

This senior title is the pinnacle of a successful junior career with St Malachy’s where Eugene won 10 Ulster titles and 4 Junior All Ireland titles, all under the stewardship of Marty Mulholland. To win the National Senior Championship at just aged 18 is a significant, outstanding achievement and all in St Malachy’s would like to wish Eugene all the best for whatever the future holds.