Sports

Double delight for girls

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

MOLLIE Sheppard and Morgan McNulty, two of the town's girl boxers stamped their authority in Antrim boxing on Thursday night past by lifting the Girl2 52kg and Girl4 52kg titles respectively in the Antrim 6s championship with two super performances.

Mollie was up against old foe Hannah Muckian, Holy Family Belfast. The two had met in last year's Irish Championship where Muckian got the decision with a first round stoppage of Sheppard.

Mollie has been making strides in the sport and has shown this in her last outing in the club's Christmas show in December past with a stunning performance.

She went one better this time with a second round stoppage of Muckian, who was unable to handle her height and strength.

This was a real confidence boost for Mollie, who is now training with the Antrim Girl 123 squad every Saturday morning along with club mates Morgan McNulty, Georgia Lavery, Molly Jayne Kelly and Paula McGarry.

Fourteen-year-old Morgan McNulty secured her title against Emerald boxer, Megan McCrea with a super display of boxing winning on all five judges' scorecards.

Morgan is also making great progress and shows great dedication to the sport, training hard and learning fast.

On Sunday past Morgan represented her club along with fellow club boxers Lorcan Sloan, Paul Travers and Sean Murray in Galway on a Silverbridge ABC team.

The busy season continues, on Friday night past Conor Lenaghan, Daniel Waugh and Jack McAvoy all boxed three good rounds with opponents from St Bronagh's, Star ABC Belfast and Mourne All Blacks.

Antrim squad training continues for the girls on Saturday mornings in Holy Family Belfast and Sunday mornings for the boys 123 in Holy Trinity Clubrooms Belfast.

The club will have three boxers on this coming Friday night in Dunbarton Bowling Club on the Gilford ABC show.

Well done everyone, keep up the good work.

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