Impressive haul for Clonmel boxers

A team from Clonmel Boxing Club returned with gold and silver medals from the inaugural Celtic Box Cup held in Dungarvan.

A team from Clonmel Boxing Club returned with gold and silver medals from the inaugural Celtic Box Cup held in Dungarvan.

Titles were won by Jade Fennessy, Shauna O’Keeffe and Dean Gardiner, while Liam McKenna and Jack Connolly won silver.

Jade Fennessy produced some of her best boxing to date to beat Katie Ahern, Tipp town in the semi-final and Gillian Dunne, Thurles in the final to take the gold. Shauna O’Keeffe showed she was back to her best form with a classy display against Nicole Moorehouse, Wexford in her final. Dean Gardiner showed the progress he has made this season, claiming the superheavyweight title. Liam McKenna gave it everything against Elihle Cekisco, Portlaoise but narrowly lost out, as did Jack Connolly in his final against Sahir Iqbal, Bury, England.