Three Portlaoise boxers competed in the Senior Cadet championship held at the National Stadium.
Hughie Nevin (46kg) lost on a split decision to Aaron Daly Castlebar BC after giving a top class performance.
Michael Nevin (Youth 66kg) gave the performance of a lifetime to out score the reigning European champion Jordan Myers from the Olympic boxing club in Galway. He will box Anthony Johnson from the Gleann boxing club who is also a former European champion.
This is the strongest division with three European champions to beat before you get your hands on the Gold medal.
Jimmy O’Reilly (Youth 70kg) won his contest against John Gallagher from the Mullhuddart boxing club. He will box the Ulster champion J McGinty in his next contest. Winners of these championships go on to the European Championships in November
Also this coming weekend 18th and 19th Portlaoise boxing club will hold their annual Flag Day collection. All members and especially the parents are asked to make themselves available and to contact the Chairman Pat Reddin.
The Portlaoise boxing club would like to thank all those who participated in their training camp last weekend and especially the Monkstown boxing club Belfast for travelling all the way down and enjoying the hospitality.