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Shane and Allan land title success

By David Kelly

SHANE McClorey and Allan White produced double success for Sacred Heart Newry ABC at the Mid Ulster championships in Banbridge with two superb performances.

McClorey, with the club 18 months, won the Boy4 54kg title after a tough battle with Sean Breslin of Mourne Golden Gloves, the Sacred Heart lad taking a unanimous decision.

The 14-year seemed to land the cleaner shots throughout the three rounds though there was little between the two.

Sacred Heart coach Owen Murphy is hoping that McClorey can now go on and win the Ulster title this weekend before having a shot at the Irish Boy4 championships in Dublin.

Murphy said: "I was very pleased with how Shane boxed. It was a good tight contest, but Shane's workrate was probably the difference.

"We're expecting big things from Shane because he has been making good progress with us.

"He has gained a lot more experience over the past few months and he's a very committed lad.

"He's a young guy who tries whatever you ask him to do, he never misses a night of training and has a very big heart. He really wants it and to be honest I think he's got it all."

Lightweight White was also victorious after being handed a majority decision over Oran Keddle of St Bronaghs.

The club missed out on a hat-trick when Michael Hennessy – son of promoter Mick – lost on points to Irish champion Callum Bradley of Omagh.

Banbridge's Conor Martin defeated Carrickmore's Shane O'Neill to win the 15 years 57kg.

At 48kg, Odhran Fullerton, Sean Doran Keady defeated Ryan McKiernan of Castleblayney in a great contest, while the 50kg title went to Aaron McKenna of Old School.

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