Seán McDermott Boxing Club’s Niall Gallagher, from Creevelea, will box Patrick Hughes, Royston Boxing Club Newbridge Co. Kildare in the Youth 1 86kg All-Ireland final bout at the National Stadium Dublin on Saturday at 2.30pm.
Gallagher turned in super performances in the National Stadium over the weekend when he defeated Tony Stokes, St. John Bosco Boxing Club Donegal Town in the All-Ireland quarter-final by a 9-8 margin and Ryan Daly Monkstown Boxing Club Dublin in the semi-final on a 8-6 score line to qualify for this Saturday’s national final.
Niall was accompanied to the National Stadium for the weekend’s fights by Seán McDermott Boxing Club’s 1994 All-Ireland Junior champion James Kelly, who assisted the young Creevelea boxer in his preparations for the two contests in which he performed so magnificently.
Niall Gallagher’s opponent in this Saturday’s final Patrick Hughes, Royston Boxing Club Newbridge scored a knockout win over Declan Healy Setanta Boxing Club in his Youth 1 86kg semi-final bout.
Saturday will be a great occasion for the Sean McDermott Boxing Club when Niall Gallagher fights to become an All-Ireland champion. If Niall, who is wished good luck in his bid to become to win the national title, should succeed celebratory bone fires are sure to blaze in Manorhamilton and Creevelea on Saturday afternoon.