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Gort fighter set for world youth final, as Clare’s Jim wins bronze

BOXERS from Ennis and Gort have won medals at the World Youth Boxing Championships in Spain this week. Gort boxer Cliona D’Arcy defeated her Polish opponent in the semi finals of the 81kg+ category on Wednesday evening, advancing to the gold medal bout on Saturday Earlier this year she was the winner of a gold medal at the European Youth Championships. On Wednesday afternoon Ennis boxer Jim Donovan came up just short in his semi final, losing out on a 3-2 split decision to his Kazakh opponent. Donovan was clearly devastated as the result was announced, as he fell to his knees in the ring and punched the canvas. Speaking to the Clare Champion afterwards Martin Donovan, Jim’s uncle and trainer, said that while he had come up short, the Ennis fighter has achieved a lot in recent days. “I’m a bit disappointed today but it’s great that he’s coming home with a world medal.” He felt that Jim had …

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