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Irish title successes for All Saints duo

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Irish title successes for All Saints duo thumbnailNewly crowned All Saints Irish champions, Conhuir Johnston and Rhys Wright. Includeed are coaches Dermot Hamill, Sammy Wright and TJ Hamill. GB17All Saints P46

TWO All Saints boxers won Irish titles in Dublin!
They are Conhuir Johnston (11) 46kgs and Rhys Wright (11) 52kgs.
Both boys boxed superbly all week and have been rewarded with the All Ireland successes.
Conhuir beat the Cork champion in his semi final and took on and beat the Donegal No. 1 on points to take the crown.
Rhys beat the Mayo champion and Dublin champion and then in the final beat the Cork champion - stopping him in the second round.
The traveling band of All Saints supporters who made their way down from Ballymena to The National stadium Dublin were in full voice in the crowd cheering both boys to victory!
Rhys is the son of club coach Sammy Wright who himself won the Irish title at the same age 29 years ago!
It also may be the first time in the club's history where father and son both became Irish Boxing champions!
Conhuir Johnston is Club coach TJ Hamill's nephew so both these lads have boxing blood in them.
The title winning duo have been under the coaching radar since they joined the club at just 7 years of age: both had natural talent oozing out of them.
*Read the full story in this week's Ballymena Guardian.

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