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Wins for Declan Geraghty and Gary Sweeney at Nation Stadium

Updated: Saturday, 22 Feb 2014 10:25 | Comments

Declan Geraghty claimed a convincing victory over Francis Campbell
Declan Geraghty claimed a convincing victory over Francis Campbell

Declan Geraghty and Gary Sweeney both won their club derbies on opening night at the National Elite Championships at Dublin’s National Stadium.

Geraghty beat his Crumlin BC team-mate Francis Campbell on a unanimous decision and Sweeny edged his Olympic BC (Galway) team-mate Patrick Corcoraon a split decision.

Geraghty, a two-time Elite champion, will now meet defending lightweight champion Sean McComb today in the last-eight.

Meanwhile, Olympic champion Katie Taylor will meet Alanna Murphy in the lightweight final on 8 March.

Both women are the only two to enter in the lightweight class.

The action continues today with two sessions - one at 2pm and the other at 7pm.

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