Daniel ‘Insane’ McShane has joined the likes of Martin Lindsay, Carl Frampton, Martin Rogan, Neil Sinclair and Eamon Loughran by becoming an Eddie Shaw Memorial Trophy winner.
British Boxing Board of Control have named the 20 year old super featherweight as the best prospect from Northern Ireland from the current season.
The fighter with the most entertaining ring walk in Irish boxing has amassed an 8-0 record since turning pro in late 2012 and been rewarded for his performances with an award that sits on the mantle piece of some of the biggest names in Irish boxing.
Speaking to Irish-boxing.com about being the latest Eddie Shaw Memorial winner McShane couldn’t hide his delight and stressed its given him a rocket like boosts.
“I am extremely honoured and a very happy man at the moment. To be presented an award that the best and legends in the sport of boxing in this country have received is massive for me.
“Names like Ray Close, Eamon Loughran, Neil Sinclair, Darren Corbett, Damaen Kelly, Tommy Waite, Eamon Magee, Brain Magee, Kevin O’Hara, Jason McKay, Paul McCloskey, Stephen Haughian, Martin Rogan, Martin Lindsey, Carl Frampton and more have picked up this award and its great to join such a list.
“Being judged to have been the best outstanding based boxer during the past year is a massive confidence boost and an honour. It couldn’t have came at a better time in my career, all I wanted was that extra boost and let me tell you something, this was the boost of a lifetime, it’s just like a world title to me.”
Such was McShane’s surprise at the accolade that the out spoken fighter was stunned to silence. However, he was back to verbal best when speaking to Irish-boxing.com and took time to thank his Team and the BBBofC in Oscar winner fashion.
“I think it was the biggest shock of my life. My Daddy said he had never seen me stuck for words until I got the news. That’s how much it means to me to have my name engraved in that very famous trophy.
“I want to thank my whole INSANE TEAM for their hard work, without the team I wouldn’t have this. I especially want to thank my coaches Tony Dunlop & Dan Boyle and off course my Daddy for all their hard graft.
“They have brought me to a level I never dreamed of getting too. I can’t thank them enough. I would also like to thanks to the Boxing Board of Control for choosing me for this award, and standing by me and believing I can achieve everything that the famous names that won the trophy before me have.”