In one of the most competitive editions of the tournament in recent years, the 2020 National Elite Championships came to a close in Dublin last night.

Brought forward to facilitate boxers fighting at the European Olympic qualifiers in March, there were few fights that had decisive ramifications on selection but plenty of bouts that entertained.

A host of big names pulled out of the championships at the last minute through injury and illness but there was no lack of excitement during a marathon five hours of boxing.

In a battle of the former underage stars, the aggressive Evelyn Igharo edged Ciara Ginty of Geesala Boxing Club on another 3-2 split to take her maiden Elite title.

Daina Moorehouse defeated Shannon Sweeney from St. Anne’s Boxing Club to claim the light flyweight crown.

Both Mayo boxers gave a great account of themselves coming up marginally short in the end.


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