Five Star finish on a high in Ireland

PUBLISHED: 10:00 08 July 2016

Five Star boxers and coaches face the camera at the Monkstown Box Cup in Dublin

Five Star boxers and coaches face the camera at the Monkstown Box Cup in Dublin


Club picks up more medals at Monkstown Box Cup

Five Star ended their season on a high with two medals at the Monkstown Box Cup in Ireland.

A six-strong party travelled to Dublin, with Max Leyden the first in action and earning a first-round stoppage on Friday.

Leyden lost out to another Irish youngster in Saturday’s semi-finals, with Billy Minihane suffering the same fate against a European gold medalist, after also winning on Friday.

Paul Ellis lost his opening bout on points, while Alex O’Halloran enjoyed a titanic tussle against a top England junior international in his semi-final, only to lose on points.

Mohammed Sheeraz stopped his irish rival with a brilliant body shot in the first round to move into the finals on Sunday, when Brook Eaton was first in the ring.

Coach Eddie Kelly said: “I thought the other girl won the first round, so I gave Brook the wake-up call she needed to go and win the second and she had a massive third round in my eyes.

“But it was not to be and the judges gave it to the other girl by a split decision, so Brook had to settle for silver.”

Club captain Sheeraz boxed beautifully in his final, however, to claim a points win and the gold medal and Kelly added: “It was nice to see him win gold as he always helps other kids whenever he can.”

Five Star can reflect on a successful season after seeing Eaton win a National title, O’Halloran reach the last four and Leyden take gold at the Hull Box Cup.

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