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Islington Boxing Club duo strike gold in Dublin

PUBLISHED: 14:59 09 July 2014 | UPDATED: 14:59 09 July 2014

Caroline Dubois

Caroline Dubois

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Islington BC youngster Caroline Dubois stopped the reigning Irish schools’ champion to secure a gold medal at the Monkstown Box Cup in Dublin.

Dubois finished off opponent Sally Joyce in the second round to claim Islington’s first gold of the tournament and her achievement was matched by team-mate Tommy Kerrigan, who won his final on points.

The Hazellville Road club fielded four entrants in the competition, with Gerard McDonagh first to enter the ring against Monkstown’s Matthew Tyndall.

McDonagh started slowly but, although he stepped up his work-rate and recovered in the second and third rounds, it was not enough to prevent his opponent from taking a split decision.

The Islington boxer also featured at the tournament for an Irish schoolboy select team, recording a comfortable points win against German opponent D Seitz.

Alfy Andrews was also defeated, losing a unanimous decision despite a brave performance in his bout against current European silver medallist Paul Ryan (Bay City ABC).

But Dubois got her name on the honours board in the Under-49kg final against schools’ champion Sally Joyce (Johnstown ABC), who struggled with the Londoner’s smart footwork and sharp punching.

The Islington fighter dominated the first round and, although she seemed to ease up at the start of the second, produced a perfect right hook that forced Joyce to take a standing count and ended the contest.

Kerrigan added Islington’s second gold medal in the Under-60kg final against Dean Murphy (Bay City ABC), starting with some sharp combinations and picking up the pace as he went on to take a unanimous decision.

“The standard overall was very good and we hope to return next year with a larger junior team,” said Islington chairman Lenny Hagland.

Islington BC lightweight Carlos ‘The Special One’ Moreno swept to victory in the national elite Portuguese championship final against Diogo Lima.

Moreno won four bouts, including the Porto City regional title, to reach the final against Lima, and pressured the Algarve champion as the pair traded shots.

In the second round, Moreno used his footwork to create angles and followed up a strong right-hander with combinations from the side as he forced a standing eight count.

The Islington boxer controlled the final round as well, doubling his jab and moving in to land straight combinations as Lima took a second count, with the outcome a formality.

The 25-year-old has been picked to box for Portugal next season – which will be his last year with Islington before he turns professional.

Moreno said: “My thanks to the coaches at Islington for their hard work over the years and never giving up on me through thick and thin, particularly Lenny Hagland and Jerry Mitchell who never doubted me for a second.”

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