Crumlin twins peak as sisters add Irish crowns

by Jonny Stapleton
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Crumlin Boxing Club’s twins peaked yet again in the National Stadium last weekend.

Serial title winners and twin sisters Alannah and Aleigha Murphy added fresh National crowns to their already well-decorated mantle piece with final wins. 

The Dublin duo, who won Girl 3 National titles in the spring, celebrated collecting National Junior Cadet honours on the South Circular Road on Saturday. 

Alannah Murphy outpointed Daisy Kiernan 4-1 to prove herself the best at the 44kg grade in Ireland, while Aleigha Murphy won a Dublin derby with Ballybrack’s Nina O’Toole 5-0 to do the same at the weight above, 46kg.

The pair were two of 13 Dublin and three Crumlin winners in the world’s first purpose built boxing stadium on Junior Cadet finals day.

Alanna Berry also added to both hers and Crumlin’s Irish title collection when she beat Ellie Curtain Murray of Golden Gloves down the scale at 40kgs.

It was a case of Ella enchanted again for Ballybrack Boxing Club as Ella Archbold stepped back into the Irish title winners circle.

The underage Irish International became a five time Irish titlist when she outpointed Akvile Siupieniute of Spartacus in the 51kg class.

Danielle Smithers claimed her third Irish title since taking up boxing last year. The Swords talent defeated Ella Conway in a tight, tense and entertaining decider.

Jack Jones and Tadhg Brennan also won finals via 3-2 split decisions.

Sacred Heart’s Jones beat Brennan’s Baldoyle club mate to win the 46kg title, while Brennan was above par when he defeated Oisin Gold at 54kgs.

Kyia Ledwidge who fights for  St Pappins, Monkstown’s Robin Reilly, Monkstown’s Robin O’Reilly, Kim Chrystal of Palmerstown and the latest Olyaniyan off the Jobstown production line all claimed titles via walkover.

Glasnevin were also on the double as their 42kg boxers  Kenia Prado and  Emmet Shields both won finals.

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