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Ciara Ginty scoops Best Junior Woman Boxer award

Updated: Friday, 04 Oct 2013 14:54 | Comments

Ginty named world's best by AIBA

The Amateur International Boxing Association selected Mayo’s Ciara Ginty as the Best Junior Woman Boxer of the Year.

Ginty won four bouts inside a week to claim lightweight gold at the second AIBA World Youth and Junior Championships in Albena, Bulgaria last weekend.

The 15-year-old Geesala BC stand out also scooped the Best Junior Boxer Award at the Black Sea resort.

Dr CK Wu, President of AIBA, described Ginty’s performances as outstanding.

"These achievements are a fantastic boost for the club and Mayo boxing" - Pat McDonagh

He said: “I have the immense pleasure to inform you that Ms Ciara Ginty has been selected as the Best Junior Woman Boxer of the Year after her outstanding performances at the AIBA World Junior Women Boxing Championships.”

The AIBA Awards ceremony will be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan on the evening of 26 October after the finals of the AIBA World Men’s Elite Championships in conjunction with the final Banquet.

Geesala BC coach Pat McDonagh, who was in Albena for the AIBA World Women’s Youth and Junior Championships, said that the club were honoured that one of its members was receiving this prestigious award.

“The club are absolutely over the moon. Ciara was magnificent in Albena. She won gold and the best boxer award and now the world award, absolutely brilliant,” he said.

“These achievements are a fantastic boost for the club and Mayo boxing. We get massive support here and this is a big thank you to all the people that support our sport in Mayo.”

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