All roads need to Dublin for Irish boxing championships

Banbridge ABC boxer Connor Martin gained his 7th Ulster Title at the Pilots Row Centre, Rossville St. Derry at the weekend, he is now in training for the All Ireland Championships � Edward Byrne Photography INBL13-200EB
Banbridge ABC boxer Connor Martin gained his 7th Ulster Title at the Pilots Row Centre, Rossville St. Derry at the weekend, he is now in training for the All Ireland Championships � Edward Byrne Photography INBL13-200EB

ALL roads lead to the national stadium in Dublin this Friday for Team Gilford, as three of it’s young pugilists having qualifed for the Irish Championships.

Hoping to bring home the prestigious Irish title will be Marcus McKeown, Conor Vint and Zach Crossett.

In his first season Marcus has excelled, pocketing wins in the Mid Ulster Novices, Armagh Down championship, Co. Louth Championship and most recently securing gold in the Mid Ulster and Ulster championships.

Meanwhile Conor Vint will be hoping do the double, something no other male boxer has achieved in the district since Mark Casey (HML) won back to back Irish titles in the late 90’s. Conor’s achievements for the season include representing Ireland against Wales, wins at the Co. Louth championships, Mid Ulster championships and the Ulster title. Zach Crossett will be aiming for the top spot this year since picking up the Silver medal two years ago in the Irish championships. Zach has had a fantastic season behind him winning titles in the Armagh Downs, Louth, Mid Ulster and Ulster championships. With some impressive victories already in the bag to date, confidence is at an all time high within the camp. Gilford ABC coaches and fellow boxers would like to wish Marcus, Conor and Zach all the best for the upcoming Irish Championships this weekend.