Dublin squad and staff in Denmark

Dublin squad and staff in Denmark

Dublin coaches James Doyle and Frank Murphy hailed the performances of their talented young side against European opposition.

Last weekend a seven-strong Dublin team travelled to Denmark to take on a Copenhagen selection but came out on the wrong side of a 4-3 score line.

Troy Norman and Adam Matthews got Dublin off to the best possible start with Norman outpointing his opponent to take the contest 3/0 and Matthews getting the win over a three-time Danish champion on a 2/1 split decision.

Suffie Edris and Micheal Myers were both involved in very tight contests against two Danish champions, with both Danish boxers having the acclaim of representing their country at the European Schoolboy Championships, but it was the Danish boxers who got the nod on this occasion, However, the Dubliners put in excellent displays.

Team captain Pierce O’Leary stepped into the ring next and after a pulsating three rounds of high quality all action boxing, it was the Dublin boxer who got the win against the big-hearted Danish boxer.

Mary Geraghty put on a superb display, the Dublin girl out scoring her opponent on aggression and out boxing the Danish girl on the back foot in a dominant performance.

Last into the ring for Dublin was Megan Flynn who along with her Danish opponent topped off a night of top class boxing. After three rounds of a high scoring entertaining contest, it was the Danish girl who got the decision on 2/1 split to give the Copenhagen team an overall 4/3 victory.

“It was a great weekend of boxing for the whole team, Frank and myself thought every one of them performed brilliantly on the night,” said James Doyle. “We would like to wish all of them the very best of luck in their up and coming Championships”

Dublin Squad

42kg Troy Norman (Cherry Orchard)
44kg Suffie Edris (Monkstown)
48kg Megan Flynn (Cherry Orchard)
54kg Micheal Myers (Crumlin)
57kg Mary Geraghty (Baldoyle)
60kg Pierce O’leary (Dublin Docklands)
70kg Adam Matthews (Monkstown)

Coach:James Doyle (Monkstown)
Coach:Frank Murphy (Baldoyle)
R&J:Stephen Kelly