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Darryl Moran confirmed for European Youth Championships

Darryl Moran (Illies Golden Gloves)

Darryl Moran (Illies Golden Gloves)

DARRYL Moran of the Illies Golden Gloves has been named on the nine-man Irish squad for the forthcoming 2014 European Youth Championships in Zagreb, Croatia.

The Championships take place between October 17 and 26 and five-time Irish champion Moran will compete at 49kgs.
Moran took the Irish Under-18 49kgs title in June, defeating Stephen McKenna from the Old School BC in Monaghan. Moran had toppled Carndonagh man Liam Callaghan in the semi-final and he powered to a 30-27, 29-28, 29-28 final win over McKenna.

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Pre-Championships, Moran had fought at a tournament with the Kincorth BC in Fraserburgh, Scotland when the Illies club visited.
His win over McKenna was his fifth Irish title and he’ll head to Zagreb confident of making a mark.

Diary dates

A NUMBER of club tournaments have been confirmed for the new season: September 6th, St John Bosco; October 25th, Finn Valley; November 2nd, Letterkenny; November 29th Raphoe. A Donegal select will also take on a Mayo select in the Dalton Inn, Claremorris on Saturday, November 29th.

Meanwhile, the Donegal Boxing Board’s annual awards night takes place in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town on September 27th. A new cup in memory of Dr Denis McLaughlin will be presented to the best junior boxer on the night.

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THE Raphoe Boxing Club will reopen again on Monday, September 1 for the new season. Training for 8/10 year olds is Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7pm. Training for eleven year olds upwards takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights at 7pm. All new and old members are welcome.

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