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Sparks fly as John Paul Hale and Colm Murphy collide in Ulster boxing final

2019 Ulster Elite Boxing Championship Finals

The fight of the night undoubtedly came in the featherweight division at Star's John Paul Hale defeated Colm Murphy of St George's 4-1 at the packed-out Ulster Hall in Belfast on a night of big-hitting drama at the home of Ulster boxing..

But for sheer power, Paul McCullagh Jnr (St John Bosco, Belfast) lived up to his big-punching reputation as he scored a first-round knockout over Noel Donnelly.

Holy Trinity's Barry McReynolds came of age on Saturday night as he claimed the Ulster Elite 60kg title with a unanimous points win over Errigal's Dominic Bradley.

More Ulster boxing finals coverage this week at www.irishnews.com and The Irish News daily paper.

48kg: Chloe Fleck (Canal) 3-2 Donna Barr (Illies GG)

51kg: Caitlin Fryers (Immaculata) 0-5 Carly McNaul (Holy Family GG)

49kg: Rory Baird (Ederney) 2-3 Jack O’Neill (Corpus Christi)

57kg: John Paul Hale (Star) 4-1 Colm Murphy (St George’s)

60kg: Dominic Bradley (Errigal) 0-5 Barry McReynolds (Holy Trinity)

63kg: Dylan Duffy (Pegasus) 1-4 James McGivern (St George’s)

69kg: Eugene McKeever (Holy Family Drogheda) won KO1 v Tiernan Duffy (Clonard)

75kg: Fearghus Quinn (Camlough) 4-1 Brett McGinty (Oakleaf)

81kg: Paul McCullagh (St John Bosco Belfast) won KO1 Noel Donnelly (Holy Family Drogheda)

91kg: Michael Erpelding (Holy Family GG) 2-3 Karol Dlugosz (Scorpion)

 

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