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Double gold for Irish in home event

Updated: Saturday, 03 Aug 2013 21:04 | Comments

Jordan Myers celebrates his success
Jordan Myers celebrates his success

Irish captain Aaron McKenna and Jordan Myers claimed double gold for Ireland at today’s EUBC European Schoolboy Championships finals at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin.

The Monaghan (Old School BC) and Sligo (Inishfree BC) pair beat Russia’s Kirill Shchukarev and Denys Levenchenko of the Ukraine in the 46kg and 59kg finals.

Myers also scooped the Boxer of the Championships Award at the 11th edition of the tournament,

In total, Ireland claimed two gold, five silver and three bronze medals at the Citywest Hotel.

Russia, who won the Best Team Award, the Ukraine and Ireland, in that order, finished in the top three in the medals table at the 19-nation IABA hosted Championships.

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