Another Irish title for Newtownstewart Club

BROTHERS Finn and Calum McGillin were representing the 2 Castles Boxing Club at the Irish Championships in Dublin over the Easter period. Having recently transferred over from the Omagh Sacred Heart Club the two boys have settled well into the Club and are certainly adding to the strength of the squad.

Finn is a fairly novice boxer and boxed really well in his quarter final bout against his opponent James Cody. In only his fifth contest and boxing at the National Stadium for the first time young McGillin boxed well to win the contest. Finn lost out on points in the semi-final to the eventual winner from Galway, James Delaney on a points decision. This was great experience for this talented young novice boxer. This boy has a good boxing brain, is very strong and has lots of potential for the future.

Finn’s 13-year-old brother Calum was going for his third Irish title in Dublin and did not disappoint.


In his final Calum had to overcome a very tough and experienced opponent in Dublin’s Ryan Murphy. Murphy was an Irish representative at last year’s European Junior Cadet Championships.

Calum needed to be at his best and kept his concentration levels well over the three rounds to win what was always going to be a very tight contest. Calum will now go into intense training for the Cadet Championships over June/July and will hope to qualify for European duty.

Well done to both boxers and good luck to all their team mates in the forthcoming Championships.

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