Stowe leads the charge for Moneymore club
DROGHEDA BC have been trying to increase their profile in the past few months and their boxers have certainly done their bit for the cause by bagging a barrel-load of medals.
The year began in impressive style with silver for Michaela Stowe at 48kg in the National Novice Championships, and she was one of five gold medallists at the Meath Open the following month - along with Ellen Byrne, John McGahon, Shannon Stowe and John Joseph Maughan.
Silver in that tournament went to Marko Savic and Raimondas Grisuslys, and in March the club staged the first of three tournaments at its impressive Moneymore base.
Drogheda scooped medals of every colour at the Leinster Girls Championships in April, with gold, silver and bronze going respectively to Shannon Stowe, Kate Byrne and Ellen Byrne. All three then moved onto the Nationals where Ellen and Shannon won bronze.
There was no let-up in Drogheda's success when the season resumed in October, Michaela Stowe winning gold in the Leinster Intermediate Championships and John Joseph Maughan scooping bronze in the Michael Andrews Tournament. Michaela subsequently won bronze at the National Intermediates.
The year 2013 concluded on a high for Drogheda BC when Michaela became Leinster Senior champion at 51kg and the club won eight medals - six gold - at the Louth Open. The county champions in the various weight divisions were Luke Maguire, Aoife Collins, Chloe Kennedy, Ellen Byrne, Kate Byrne and Michaela Stowe, while John Joseph Maughan and Michael Maughan each won bronze medals.