Martin Keenan is on a roll. After winning the Elite title 2 weeks ago he went to London with the national squad and took on English champ Tony Moorehouse in a cracking contest with Martin dominating the whole way through behind his rocket like jab and fast right hand keeping the English boxer off balance for all 3 rounds. It was a great win for Martin who will travel to Dublin each week to train with the national high performance squad. He will travel up on Mondays and home on Fridays where they will train 3 times daily in preparation for upcoming championships.
It wasn’t to be double celebrations for us in London as Cian O’Shaughnessy came up short against his English opponent but like always Cian put in 3 hard fought rounds and pushed his opponent, to the wire. Well done Cian.
Last weekend we headed to Dungarvan where we had five boxers in finals. All our lads were up against very stiff opposition but all believed they could win and at the end of the day we brought 4 titles home out of 5 which was a great days boxing. Martin McDonagh was unlucky to get a public warning against Clonmel boxer Kenny Dillion which cost him dearly in the end, he was in hard luck.
Myles Casey totally controlled his Cork opponent as he just couldn’t nail down Casey as he was moving swiftly around the ring not allowing the Cork lad to pin him and in the end Casey’s hand was raised.  Martin Faulkner beat fellow Limerick boxer Mike O’Reilly, a good win for Faulkner. Davy Keenan most definitely the most outstanding boxer for us throughout the whole championships as he beat 3 very good opponents and met the best of them in the final. Tyson like Tramore boxer Tony Connors who was unreal strong so Davy had to be at his very best just to stay the 3 rounds. Davy listened to advice from his coaches and stuck to the plan as not to engage with this lad as he was too strong on the inside.  Davy picked him off from outside not letting his man get anywhere near him and the plan worked, so well done. Next in was big hitting Tom McDonagh against Clare man Mike Joyce. This was the last contest of the day and had the whole crowd on their feet as the 2 lads met in the centre of the ring and let the leather fly and this was it for the 3 fulll rounds but Tom’s cleaner shots that prevailed in the end as the was crowned champion of Munster. Well done to all our boxers and coaches and we wish the lads the very best of luck in Dublin in a few weeks time as they hope to land the All Ireland gold medal.