Galway V Cork

            Loughrea Boxing Club kicked off the new season when two club boxers represented Galway against Cork last weekend. The tournament took place in the Glen Centre in Cork and the boxers enjoyed mixed fortunes. First in the ring was Conall Whelan who took on David Stephenson, a former kick boxing champion. The Cork lad proved too strong in the first round and built up a winning lead. The more skilful Whelan did manage to claw back some of this lead but lost on a points decision. Next in the ring was Martin Lawrence who took on Tom Foley from the local Glen club. The all action style of Lawrence proved too much for Foley and Lawrence won a deserved unanimous decision. This was one of the few highlights for Galway in a night when the rebel county ruled supreme once again.