Clonmel’s Con Sheehan took the Gold medal at 91+ kg on the final day of the 2014 Haringey Box Cup tournament at London’s famed Alexandra Palace at the weekend with the Munster man being but one of five Irish boxers to collect Gold in London Town.
Six time Irish Elite champion Sheehan overcame the challenge of England’s Harry Armstrong who boxes out of the Devonport Police Club with all three scoring judges voting for the Tipperary boxer.
Congratulations too on wins too for the McKenna brothers, Stephen and Gary from the Old School club in Smithborough, County Monaghan and to their dad and Coach Fergal. Stephen gained a TKO verdict over Hooks ABC’s Nathan Brown whilst young Gary proved too strong for Chris Bourke of Balham (3:0).
Two other Irish successes came when Alan Murphy from the St Francis club in Limerick took the Senior C 71kg crown at the expense (3:0) of England’s Jack Cooper whilst Munster select’s Paddy Clavin was too strong for another English man, Karolis Mockus from the Dagenham club (3;0) in the final of the Senior C 86kg event.
Finally in the ring, Mathew Tinker, who was beaten by three-time AIBA World Elite, Youth and Junior medallist Joe Ward in February’s Irish Elite final at Dublin’s National Stadium, also struck gold in Haringey.
Though English by birth, Tinker represented the St Francis BC, Limerick in his meeting with Ward but is now boxing for Dale Youth whose vest he wore in London last weekend. Here he defeated Ashley Vanzie also of England to take the 81kg Senior A crown 3:0.