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Report – Boys Boxing Finals – Monday, 28th March, 2011

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SCC Boxing Finals

Monday, 28th March, 2011

By Louise Browne


COLAISTE DHULAIGH’S invincibility inside the ring reached an all time high with a record 32nd consecutive Crowley Cup Schools’ title at the annual CDETB SCC Novice Boxing Championship on Monday night at Dublin’s National Boxing Stadium.

Dhulaigh’s mentor Joe Vaughan, with Michael Healy in his corner, and his boxers celebrated their historic win in front of a large crowd that were treated to a night of courageous performances throughout.

Michael Spain of Marino College was crowned ‘Boxer of the Tournament’ on the back of an exceptional showing after the third year student stopped Dhulaigh’s Tomas Grace inside 20 seconds of the first round.

Students representing Colaiste Dhulaigh, Kylemore College, St Kevin’s College, Colaiste Eoin, Marino College, Ringsend TI and Plunket College competed in three one minute rounds in various weight categories from 33kg to 91+kg.

Dhulaigh, who stepped into the ring with a seven point advantage in the poiboxing_finals_02ants table over their nearest rivals Kylemore College with St Kevin’s College a further point behind, had to settle for second best in the opening bouts.

Ringsend’s Jordan Stone stopped Dhulaigh’s Luke Brown in the third round with Stone’s colleague Robert Steel overcoming Ciaran Walsh with a unanimous decision.

Kylemore’s Evan Dunne defeated Jordan Duffy while Plunket’s Daniel Purdy and Damien Lysick of Colaiste Eoin came out on top against Alex Meehan and Brendan McCabe.

Eoin Kirwan stopped Dhulaigh’s losing streak in the second group phase by stopping Kylemore’s Adam Berry in the third round; Kirwan’s strength had forced Berry into a standing count earlier in the fight. Further wins from Andy McCabe and Dylan Foran got the holders back on track.

Thomas Gorry then pulled out all the punches for Dhulaigh in the 50kg contest against St Kevin’s Philip Fitzgerald with the referee stopping the fight in the second round. The final two groups mustered up some great tussles, Ringsend’s Dylan Bogler picked off Johanus Armoogumi of Kylemore with fine precision.

While back to back wins from Dhulaigh’s Reece Somerfield and Royston Fitzgerald’s narrow decision against Marino’s Daryl Doran kept the Coolock College in front on the points table.

St Kevin’s Alan Lee, Robbie Lawlor, Darragh O’Grady and Tom Doyle finished the night with inspiring wins.

Dhulaigh’s Stuart Meade and Ajibola Ajala of St Kevin’s had the crowd out of their seats with a pulsating clash. Meade’s power driven accuracy sealed the win and with it Colaiste Dhulaigh’s incredible exploits in the history of the Crowley Cup continues unabated.

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