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Hero’s welcome for Andy Lee

Newly crowned WBO champion, Andy Lee was given a hero’s welcome when he flew into Shannon Airport this afternoon (Wednesday) for the beginning of a very special homecoming, following his title win in Las Vegas. Andy beat the previously undefeated Russian Matt Korobov in Las Vegas on Saturday night. Following his media interviews and photocalls, Andy had time out with family and close friends before bracing himself for a massive reception in Limerick tonight. Minister for Sport, Michael Ring wished Andy Lee well on winning the WBO middleweight title. “It is brilliant for Andy and his family, and I am delighted that Limerick County Council have arranged this reception. For a world champion to be greeted by his home town in such a way can only inspire more people to get involved. Andy has worked unbelievably hard to get to this point of his career and I am sure he will enjoy sharing the celebrations with the people of Limerick, …

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Fourth national title for McCormack

KILFENORA lightweight boxer Kayleigh McCormack captured her fourth national title at the National Intermediate Boxing Championships in Dublin on Friday night last. The much-heralded final, which was beamed live on TG4, lived up to its expectations, with both fighters serving up a thriller. This one provided due recompense for the Kilfenora club and trainer, Pat McCormack, as it was in the same ring in October that the North Clare boxer lost out by the narrowest of margins in the finals of the U-22 championships. That controversial final might well have disillusioned anybody else but McCormack comes from a resilient family and set her mind immediately on the intermediates. She was ultimately vindicated with a comprehensive points victory over Louise O’Donoghue from the Geesala club in Mayo. Appearing live on TV for the first time seemed a little daunting for the Clare girl and her earlier right-handers were tentative but were enough to take the round and set the trend of …

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No success in national finals

THERE was disappointment for Clare’s four national boxing finalists in the Boy 4, Youths 1 and 2 (14-16) age categories of the Irish Championships at the National Stadium in Dublin on Friday and Saturday last.

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