Sliabh Luachra Boxing Club member, Katelyn Horan won her second Irish title at the weekend while Kerry and Munster Champion Danielle O’Neill came away with a hard earned silver medal
Katelyn won this title in the Girl 4 55kg in the National Stadium on Saturday.
Her first was in 2015 at the same venue in the Girl 1 48kg category. In that final, Katelyn gave a boxing master-class in defeating an opponent to whom she was giving a height advantage of at least four inches.
Now in 2018, Katelyn is Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland champion. She made it through to the finals after a series of tough bouts in her qualifiers.
Club Colours Flying
She kept the club colours flying with a hard fought semi final win on Friday, May 19th. against Kelly Hefferan of Geesala Boxing Club, Co. Mayo on a 2-1 split decision.
On Saturday she came up against a very strong and experienced opponent in Brainna Coleman.
Ms. Coleman was last year’s Irish champion from the Jobstown Boxing Club in Dublin.
Scored Great Shots
In the final, the first two rounds were very close as the girls scored some great shots on each other.
Her coaches had a chat with Katelyn and asked her to change her combinations in the final round.
She came out for the title deciding round and threw every punch she had been asked to and outboxed her opponent from the start to the final bell.
Clinched Her Title
Coaches John O’Connell, Barry Walsh and John Coffey couldn’t be happier with her performance as she clinched her second title in three years and brought honour and glory to her club and community.
Danielle’s Hard Earned Silver
Katelyn’s club-mate, Danielle O’Neill, boxing in the Y2 50kg category, won her semi final impressively in Dublin as she stopped her Ulster opponent in the third round.
In her final she came up against a very good boxer from Baldoyle, Dublin.
Danielle boxed very well for the full three rounds and her All-Ireland silver medal was earned the hard way.
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