McDonagh claims national crown

Patrick McDonagh

Patrick McDonagh

First published in Sport Swindon Advertiser: Photograph of the Author by , Chief sports writer

WALCOT head coach Harry Scott said that Patrick McDonagh was a credit to his club after his victory in the England Boxing Youth Championships final.

McDonagh won a unanimous decision at the final in Worsley on Sunday against northern area fighter Daniel Barrett.

McDonagh had come through four rounds of the competition to reach the final and Scott said that achievement should not be taken lightly.

“I’m really proud, he beat quite a few good boxers along the way. I’m pleased for Dave Veysey and the rest of the coaches who have taken him all over the country,” he said.

“Patrick’s a dedicated boy and doesn’t argue, he wants to move up and attend gym.

“Boxing is about dedication. If you put the work you get the rewards and Patrick has put in the work, he’s a credit to Walcot Boxing.”

Sunday was a good day for the McDonaghs as Patrick’s brother Michael also won his bout.

Fighting in the preliminary round of the Western Schoolboys under 13s competition in Gloucester, the younger McDonagh shook off a bit of rung rust to win in three rounds on a split decision.

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