Antrim’s Elite boxers, pictured, claimed 2 gold and a silver medal at the prestigious Catalan ‘Il Torneo Internacional De La Amistad’ Saturday and Sunday past. Kurt Walker (Canal 60kg) and Seamus Og Deeds (Emerald 64kg) both earned gold and Carly McNaul (Holy Trinity 54kg) claimed silver.

Multi decorated champion and AIBA 1 Star coach Tony Leonard pushed the team to the limit over the two day competition with heat and humidity draining the boxers along with tough Spanish, Italian, Swiss, German and French opposition.

Antrim squad

Antrim squad.

On the first day’s semi-finals, Nathan Watson (Saints 69kg) was unfortunate to receive an injury and couldn’t continue after two absorbing rounds, while Eamon McNally (St Michael’s 56kg) looked to be cruising to victory but lost on a 3-2 split mysteriously.

Harry Cunningham manager and Malachy Scott R&J completed the team for County Antrim. A great experience at International level for all the team ensuring the success of Antrim boxing will continue.