THE ACTION was fast and furious as the Marble City Boxing Club hosted the latest round of the Friday Fight Night series.
The event, which brings together boxers from the Laois/Carlow/Kilkenny division saw plenty of boxers shine in the ring. Brothers Kevin and Gary Kehoe both gave great displays in their bouts. Kevin’s fight against Conor Dowling of Paulstown continued to go to and fro until the third round, where Kevin’s sheer skill and determination got him over the line. Gary was pitted against a tough opponent in Patrick Kelly of Tolerton, but his speed, agility and accuracy where there for all to see.
The club will host another series of bouts at The Good Shepherd Centre on Friday at 7pm. Admission is E5, with all welcome to attend.
Results, Laois/Carlow/Kilkenny Fight Night, December 2:
Exhibition Bouts: 32kg - Ryan Coogan (Marble City = MC) v David Drennan (Paulstown) draw. 33kg - Tony Delaney (MC) v Terry O’Reilly (Paulstown) draw. 40kg - Kyle O’Callaghan (C) v Stephen Dermody (Paulstown) draw. 30kg - Nevin Burns (C) v Colin Fitzpatrick (Abbeyleix) draw.
Boys 1&2: 36kg - Aaron Brennan (Callan) bt Jack Carrigan (MC); Andy Mullaney (Paulstown) bt Dean Brophy (Tolerton); Eddie O’Neill (Paulstown) bt Tommy O’Reilly (MC). 39kg - Paul Hayes (MC) bt Jordan Leahy (MC), Shane Staunton (MC) bt Dario Breen (St John’s). 41kg - Sean O’Neill (Paulstown) bt Dale Carroll (Abbeyleix). 42kg - T. McDonough (St John’s) bt Thomas O’Callaghan (Callan); Paddy O’Reilly (Paulstown) bt Pierce Nash (Tolerton).
Youths 1&2: 56kg - Kevin Kehoe (MC) bt Conor Dowling (Paulstown). 48kg - Garry Kehoe (MC) bt Patrick Kelly (Tolerton).
Results, Laois/Kilkenny/Carlow Friday Fight Night, November 25:
Exhibition Bouts: 23kg - Willie Delaney (MC) v Eoin Ryan (Paulstown) draw; Tom Cuddy (Abbeyleix) v Dean Finn (St Nicholas) draw. 30kg - Conor Cody (MC) v Keane Heinz (St Nicholas) draw. 48kg - Billy Hickey (MC) v James Drennan (Paulstown).
Boys 1&2: 30kg - Conor Kinchella (Paulstown) bt David Nevin (Daingean). 39kg - Shane Staunton (MC) bt Lewis Churchouse (Abbeyleix). 36kg - Jim Kehoe (MC) bt Ritchie McDonough (Daingean). 39kg - Sean Purcell (Callan) bt Bill Cody (MC). 43kg - Conor Ivors (Callan) bt Ger Sweeney (Daingean). 49kg - Mick Power (MC) bt Daragh Lynch (Abbeyleix).
Boys 3&4: 30kg - Nathan Donogue (Paulstown) bt Jordan Leahy (MC). 48kg - Conor Kelly (Paulstown) bt Nathan Tyrrell (Daingean); Garry Kehoe (MC) bt Roy Sheedy (Paulstown). 54kg - Francis O’Reilly (MC) bt Tomas Lacey (St Nicholas).
Youth 1&2: 60kg - Conor Doyle (Paulstown) bt Eamon Butler (Portlaoise). 63kg - Tony Jackman (Paulstown) bt Eddie McDonough (PL).