Ballyhaunis boxing club’s u22 boxers travelled to the national stadium at the weekend in search of an u22 Irish title and a seat on the plane to the European championships in March.

The day brought mixed fortunes for the club.

First into the ring was G1 Irish champion Elizabeth Lloyd, who had not long come back onto the boxing circuit and she put on an amazing display of boxing and probably gave the best performance of her young life.

She counter punched her opponent in a neck and neck bout and was unfortunate to come out the wrong side of a 3-2 split decision narrowly missing out on a place on the European team.

Eoghan Lavin who hails from midfield in Swinford, travels to train in Ballyhaunis through the week (and has now an impressive 8 Irish titles and a European silver medal,) was next into the ring and was probably the most punishing fight ever witnessed.

Eóghan caught his opponent with a body shot that dropped him to his knees in the 3rd round and the bout was decided a KO in the 3rd round.

Eóghan has now secured his place on the European team and begins his training in the high performance unit in abbotstown next week.

Both boxers gave wonderful versions of themselves in the national stadium and their club and coaches Martin Peake, Sue Peake, and Vinnie Moran are extremely proud of them.