Team Antrim impress at Paris Multi-Nations

The six-man Antrim team claimed two golds this weekend at the prestigious Montana Belts multi-nations in Paris.

Team captain Caoimhin Hynes claimed three wins in three days, including a twenty-second knockout in his opening bout, to take top prize in the middleweight division.

St George’s slickster James McGivern also took first place in the lightweight division following three wins.

Making his senior debut and moving to bantamweight, Clonard stylist Conor Quinn comes home with bronze.

The young side represented some of the cream of Antrim and Ulster talent and will all be vying for aa spot at the Commonwealth Games next year on the Gold Coast in Australia.

They, like many others, are currently awaiting details of what the qualification and selection criteria for the Games will be.

Antrim team
56kg Conor Quinn (Clonard)
60kg James McGivern (St Georges)
64kg Gerard Matthews (St Pauls)
69kg Aidan Walsh (Holy Family)
75kg Caoimhin Hynes (Holy Trinity)
+91kg Dee Sullivan (Emerald)

Joe O'Neill

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