THREE OF Arklows young boxers made their debut in the Wexford Open League on Sunday last.
Tomas lynch was Arklow's first boxer in action against Luke Hurley Tramore. Hurley was an aggressive two handed puncher who forced the pace and Tomas was slow to react and was caught with a hard combination, but despite this Tomas continued to move and tried to use his jab but Hurley emerged as the eventual winner. Tomas will be in action again on Wednesday night in the Arklow Gym against Jack Wilson (Gorey) and Jason Stynes (Ballywaltrim).
The second Arklow debut was Sean Crowley against Brian Cash from Clonard. Sean lost no time setting about Cash and scored with good combinations and moved in and out keeping his distance well.
Toward the end of the round Sean put in a sustained attack and the Clonard corner through in the towel. Sean had made a successful debut. Sean will be in action again on Wednesday night against Oliver Dunbar (Gorey) and Brandon O'Brien (Ballywailtrim). The final Arklow boxer in action was Liam Moore against Tom Byrne from Tramore. Liam moved forward well using his jab and a solid right to good effect. Liam continued to control the fight and scored with the occasional right hook to the body to win unanimously. In the meantime the young boxers in the club along with Fergal Redmond and Elaine Harrison get ready for the first test matches of the season.
Arklow boxers in action include Sean Fleming, Eimhin Mc Cormack, Andriy Kulachenko, Conor Finan, Owen Moore, Liah Brown, Jade Matthews, Sean Crowley, Nathan Mc Carthy, Ethan Fleming, Fergal Redmond, Ryan Kenny, Zaragh Kavanagh, Aaron O Neill, Dylan Kinsella, Tomas Lynch, Paddy Mc Kenzie and Aaron Tuke. Arklows Elaine Harrison will also be in action and the main bout will be between welter weight Fergal Redmond and Jonathan Dowling Paulstown. The Tournament on Wednesday commences at 7.30pm while their will be no decisions its expected the bouts will be hard and fast. Admission is adults €5. Children free.
The club is preparing for their annual sponsored tournament in the Arklow Bay Hotel on November 9 where the main event will be between Sean Allen against Ireland's most decorated male boxer Joe Ward. Joe is World Junior Champion, World Youth Champion, European Senior Champion and current Irish Senior Champion. Joe Ward will probably be Ireland's next Olympic Champion.