Olympic boxers impress at All-Ireland Championships
The All-Ireland Boy/Girl 1, 2 and 3 Championships were run over the last two weekends. Olympic Boxing Club, Mullingar came away with five gold medals, and had three contestants beaten in close finals.
In Boy 1 31kg, Pat Stokes beat the Munster champion 5-0 to win the All-Ireland title. Having lost the first round, Pat won the next two rounds to win a very close final.
In the Boy 2 44.5kg category, Jason Donoghue won 5-0 against the Ulster champion. Jason is in brilliant form having stopped two of his opponents on his road to the final.
The Girl 2 31kg saw Louise Joyce beat the defending All-Ireland champion from Antrim 5-0. Louise boxed brilliantly, controlling the rounds and winning her second All-Ireland title.
In Boy 3 46kg, Eddie Corcoran beat the Connacht champion with a round one stoppage. Eddie gave his opponent two standing eight counts, and the referee stepped in, as Eddie claimed the Boy 3 46kg All-Ireland title.
In the Boy 3 56kg category, the very talented and experienced John Donoghue won his final 5-0 against the Dublin champion, controlling all rounds.
Olympic BC, Mullingar had three lads beaten in their finals.
In Boy 1 48kg, Christy Joyce lost 5-0 to Munster champion in a close contest.
The Boy 3 41.5kg category saw Oisín Kiernan lost a very close decision to the Antrim champion in his All-Ireland final. It was level going into the last round and Oisín was just pipped at the finish line.
In Boy 3 44.5kg, Christian Doyle lost a 4-1 split to the Munster champion in their All-Ireland final. It was a very close contest that could have gone either way.
As of this season Olympic Boxing Club, Mullingar have won 16 All-Ireland titles, and nine in 2022, which is an outstanding achievement by all boxers, coaches and everyone involved in the club.
Next up for Olympic BC, Mullingar are the National Cadet Championships, where winners will go to represent Ireland in European Championships in Turkey and Italy in August and September.