Ireland came out 5-4 winners over Italy after a night of top class boxing at the St Brigid’s BC in Edenderry,Offaly last night.
Italy got off to winning start but Ireland replied three-fold with McCrudden, Lambe and Irvine putting on master classes.
The visitors bounced back with wins for Sannino & Benetazzo to make 3 apiece, with Italy going in front with a 2-1 decision which left the locals a little puzzled after the local girl, Lucy Abbott, was unlucky to be deemed the loser.
But Ireland was quickly level through a big win for Alicia King, so 4-4 it set it up for a thriller and Mongan v Marra did not disappoint. Massive performances from both girls.
And the roars brought the roof down as Mongan’s hand was raised to seal the win for Ireland to leave everyone eager to see the second international this evening.
(Pictures and copy courtesy of Liam Brereton)