Paddy McShane of Letterkenny ABC
Paddy McShane has the chance to become Letterkenny ABC’s first Irish Elite boxing champion since super-heavyweight Eamonn Coyle in 1982.
He will face St John Bosco’s Paudraic Downey in the 51kgs final next Saturday, October 2, at the National Stadium in Dublin, following his semi-final win last night over Michael Stokes from Athy.
McShane made a fine start and when the fight was stopped in the second round after Stokes suffered a cut to the eye and it went to the judges. The scorecards were in favour of McShane on a split decision.
Coyle is the only Letterkenny boxer ever to win an Irish Elite title 39 years ago. McShane is a four-time Irish champion, with next week’s final providing an opportunity to win his first at Elite level.
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