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Cootehall's Saidhbh Greene celebrates 11th national title

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Cootehall's Saidhbh Greene celebrates 11th national title

Cootehall's Saidhbh Greene claimed her 11th national title on Friday last in the National Stadium, Dublin.

Saidhbh Greene from Cootehall, captured her 11th Irish title in the National Stadium, Dublin, last Friday night 

This was Greene's first entry into the senior ranks previously the 19-year old has won ten National titles at juvenile level and has represented Ireland on the international stage on a number occasions.

She had her arm raised in victory at the National Stadium for the 11th time on Friday night in an Irish final.

In the 60kgs final of the National Senior Championships, Greene comfortably defeated  Ciara Dowling of Carrickmacross. Dowling 25, is trained by Frick Mc Mahon, husband and coach of world female champion Christine Mc Mahon.

Greene was in control for the four rounds of the final and took the win on a unanimous decision.

The three judges all scored the bout well in Greene’s favor and she took a 40-36, 39-37, 39-37 win.

Greene is coached by her father Dermot and boxes out of Liam Brereton’s St Bridget’s club in Edenderry having previously turned out for Ballinacarrow in Sligo.As she progresses to the senior ranks Greene has built an impressive team of local expertise to assist her in raising to the top of her weight category. She attends Colm Duignans Strong life gym in Boyle to work on her strength and conditioning and can regularily be seen running the roads with her fitness coach Frank Whitney of Kiltoghert Urban Fit Crew. 

Saidhbh who is back to training this week at an international training camp hopes to continue her winning streak when she enters the  National U22 championships in January and ultimately the National Elite championships in February