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Hynes triumphs to set big clash with Olympic star Donnelly

 

By David Mohan

Caoimhin Hynes advanced into a mouth-watering Ulster Elite Boxing semi-final against Rio Olympian Steven Donnelly after his unanimous quarter-final victory over Monkstown's Michael Bustard at The Dockers last night.

Hynes finished strongly to take a fine win and set up that semi-final with Donnelly tomorrow evening.

"It's a big fight for me against an Olympian. He's won this competition a lot and has been to two (Commonwealth) Games, but it's mine for the taking," he said.

The other 75kg bout went the way of Emerald's Conor Docherty who had a 3-2 win over Noel Donnelly.

It was an explosive start to the 2017 Championships with Sean Duffy and Gerard Matthews producing a fire fight in the first bout of the evening, the former claiming a unanimous win.

Dylan Duffy of Pegasus was a 4-1 winner over Callum Trengrove in the other 60kg quarter-final.

In the 52kg semi, Clonard's Conor Quinn scored a unanimous win over Jason McKay to secure a place in next week's final against Rio Olympian Brendan Irvine.

Quarter-Finals

60kg Sean Duffy (Holy Trinity) bt Gerard Matthews (St Paul's) 5-0

60kg Dylan Duffy (Pegasus) bt Callum Trengrove (Spartans) 4-1

64kg Caoimhin Ferguson (Gleann) bt Vinny Esler (All Saints) 5-0

69kg Aidan Walsh (Monkstown) bt Ross Boyle (Mourne) 5-0

69kg Gerard French (Clonard) bt Eugene McKeever (Holy Family Drogheda) (RSC2)

75kg Caoimhin Hynes (Holy Trinity) bt Michael Bustard (Monkstown) 5-0

75kg Conor Docherty (Emerald) bt Noel Donnelly (Dockers) 3-2

91+kg Stephen McMonagle (Holy Trinity) W (AB) v Dean Scullion (Loughshore)

Semi-Finals

52kg Conor Quinn (Clonard) bt Jason McKay (Canal) 5-0

64kg Sean McComb (Holy Trinity) bt Matthew McCole (Dungloe) 5-0

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