Ennis Boxing Club have three competitors in the National Senior Cadets Championship which begins in the National Stadium this evening.
James Connors faces Leinster Champion Luke McDaid in the 60kg category on the card starting at 6pm.
Tomorrow, Colin Fitzpatrick gets in the ring with Navan’s Christy McDonagh at 54kg while Michael Mongan meets Mullingar’s Jake Charles at 57kg.
The open competition continues until March 29th and the Irish Amateur Boxing Association will use the event to select its representatives at the European Junior Championships in May and June.
These Champioships are a precursor to the National Youths and Boys championships which take place at the same venue during Easter Week and are the highlights of under-age boxing in the Country .
All three contenders are from the Ennis club and will have Sean Carrig and Tommy Lyons in their respective corners . Both Carrig and Lyons will also be in the referees and judges panel for the duration of the Championships.
Senior Boys and Girls Open Cadet Championships
Friday, March 8th
60kg James Connors (Ennis) V Luke McDaid (Mulhuddart)
Saturday March 9th
54kg Colin Fitzpatrick (Ennis) V Christy McDonagh (Navan)
57kg Michael Mongan (Ennis) V Jake Charles (Mullingar Elite)
Friday March 15th and 22nd
Saturday March 23rd
Semi-finals (10am and 5pm)
Friday March 29th