Seven members of Drumsna Boxing Club in County Leitrim who recently won Connacht titles at The Hub in Castlerea are currently in pursuit of All-Ireland glory.
It’s a remarkable time at the club. Recently, eleven of their young boxers took part in the Connacht Boxing Championships. Of the eleven, seven won provincial titles.
That feat adds to an impressive run of success for the club since the current season began last September. Eleven Drumsna-based boxers were crowned county champions in January, while in the Novice Connacht Championships last November, six of their eight representatives won gold, with the other two both taking silver medals.
Of the seven Drumsna Club boxers who were recently crowned provincial champions in Castlerea, Naoise McManus and Michael Sweeney have already take part in the national finals. Both boxed brilliantly, but it wasn’t their day.
Three more Drumsna Club boxers will be heading to the National Stadium next month to make their bids for All-Ireland glory. The club’s final two current Connacht champions will be competing in the national finals a little while later.
This weekend, the club will be competing in a tournament in Mullingar, and there’s another unique milestone to note, as five members of the same family will be in action on the one day! They are Joe, Cathal, Amy (a current All-Ireland champion), Shea and Fionn McKeon.
*If anyone would like to come on board as a sponsor or donate towards the cost involved in these young people pursuing their dreams, please contact Debbie Devine at 086 3409025 or email email@example.com