Last weekend was a very busy one indeed as our boys weighed in for the county championships, we had a great weekend claiming 13 titles for the club. First into the ring was 11 yr old William Faulkner against Larry McCarthy from the St. Francis club, in this semi final at 33kgs William controlled the whole fight from start to finish to earn his place in Sunday’s final against John O’Donnell from OLOL and again William boxed very well throughout the fight and claimed his first title. Jamie Healy was next in the 36kg final against unfortunately his club mate Willie Casey. As both lads had gone into the same weight division and after a cracking 3 rounds and some quality boxing, it was Jamie who claimed the title. Edward O’Brien was next against Davy McDonagh and after a good start for O’Brien, he was in hard luck in the second round as he twisted his ankle and gave the win to his opponent. Mike Mulcaire was next against Jim Donovan and again Mike boxed very well over the 3 rounds but it was a win for Donovan. Rodger Slattery was next in the 12yr old 33 kg semi final against the hot favourite Willie O’Reilly in what was a cracker with both lads giving their all, but it was Rodger who took over in the second round but O’Reilly came back well in the last round and claimed the win. Tadgh O’Connor was next in this 12yr 39kg final against Conor Byrnes in a fight that could have gone either way, but it was a win for Byrnes in the end. Shane Harty was next up against Kieran Ryan in this 42kg final. From the off Shane boxed very well behind his jab dictating the pace and at the end got his hand raised to claim the title. Patrick Faulkner was next against Levi Dundon in this 48kg final, Patrick was doing ok in each round but just not enough to put any pressure on his opponent and it was a win for Dundon in the end. Connor Collins was next up in his semi final against the slick southpaw Seamus Noonan in the 39kg division. This had to be the fight of the day and if it was down to us, Connor should have been awarded best boxer of the championships for a brilliant display of heart and determination in what was toe to toe stuff, but it was the drive of Collins that set the two apart and no one was going to deny him his place in the final which he will now box this Thursday night in South-side Boxing Club. We wish him the very best of luck. Jordan Ahern was next against Tyrek Casey in this 46kg final in a fight everyone said Jordan should have won and Jordan even gave Casey a standing 8 count in the final round and still lost the fight. Hard luck Jordan but those are the joys of boxing. Martin Faulkner was next against Ned O’Reilly in this 54kg final.Martin made hard work of this fight by not using his long range and jab and allowing his man get close on the inside, but he was still controlling the fight and claimed the title in the end. Martin McDonagh was our last man in against Killian Foley in the 63kg final. Martin found his tall opponent hard to catch at times but was able to keep him on the back foot througout most of the contest and got the win in the end. So well done to all our lads whether they won or lost, they gave their all, so well done again. We were just pipped at the post by 2 points for best over-all club by Our Lady Of Lourdes Limerick, so well done to them. This Thurs-day night sees most of our lads back in action again in the Munster Leagues in the Southside Boxing Club, so can all boxers be in there for 6.30pm. Best of luck to all.