ILLIES Golden Gloves puncher Darryl Moran leaves today to travel to Croatia with the Irish team for the 24th European Youth Championships.
Moran is part of a nine-man Irish team for the Championships, which get underway in Zagreb tomorrow.
A 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.
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.
Illies GG coach Eamon Duffy said of Moran: “He has put in a lot of work. He’s been training twice a day – not bad when you think he’s at college in Letterkenny all day every day too.”
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