Katie and Shane win big on the international stage

Castlemagner’s Katie O’Keeffe this week qualified for the bronze medal spot on the podium for Team Ireland at the European Youth Boxing Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, and at the time of going to press was facing Jessica Vollmann of Germany for a place in the final of the 50kg grade, and a chance to win a gold medal.
Katie is a member of Kanturk Boxing Club and has had a brilliant international career, having brought home bronze and silver medals from previous European Championships.
Also hitting the headlines in international sport was Castlemagner show-jumper Shane Sweetnam who rode ‘Alejandro’ into the runner-up spot at the Longines Global Champions Tour Show-jumping Grand Prix in Miami.