THE finals of the 9 Counties Championships for Boys took place last Sunday at Burnfoot in Donegal. Local fighter Sean McNamee took on D. Lindsay from St Agnes BC in Belfast, in the 46kg class.
It turned out to be a fantastic bout as both fighters started firing some great shots. Lindsay went narrowly ahead in the first round by 3-2. The second round saw McNamee up his game and he took the fight to his Belfast opponent, following wise words from his corner.
McNamee was hitting some quick fire single shots and was catching Lindsay cleanly. McNamee ended the round with a lead of 7-4. The Springhill boxer was clever in the third round as he out scored his opponent.
Lindsay made one last push to try and push himself back into the reckoning. However, McNamee stood firm and matched him punch for punch to win the bout with an 11-7 scoreline.
Both boys deserve much applause for their efforts and Sean will be back in action in the New Year, as he prepares for the Ulster and Irish Championships.
The club will continue to train up until the 16th December and will then take a break for Christmas. The gym reopens on Monday 2nd January. The club will hope to continue from where they had left off in 2011.
From September the club have lifted seven championships at different levels.
The club would like to thank all of their sponsors, Top Frame Engineering and the Car Body Garage in Moneymore. We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Special thanks must go to the local press, The Mid Ulster Mail, the South Derry post and the Mid Ulster Observer.
Finally a big thanks to the general public for their support throughout the year and thanks to the parents of all of our boxers.
Ladies keep fit will continue at our clubrooms up until Tuesday 20th December and will re-open on Tuesday 3rd January.
It is £3 for one night and £5 for two nights. Training starts at 7.30pm sharp.