Derry boxers seeking Ulster Championship glory in Belfast

St Joseph's ABC middleweight, Conor Coyle will be hoping to book his place in the Ulster Elite Championship final at the Dockers Club on Wednesday night.

St Joseph's ABC middleweight, Conor Coyle will be hoping to book his place in the Ulster Elite Championship final at the Dockers Club on Wednesday night.

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REIGNING Ulster Elite middleweight champion, Conor Coyle will be seeking to book his place in this year’s provincial final at the Dockworkers Club, Belfast tomorrow night.

The St Joseph’s ABC member, who won the middleweight title at Ebrington’s The Venue last year, will meet Holy Family’s Matthew Neill in the 75kg semi-final.

Coyle suffered a contentious defeat in the All-Ireland semi-finals in Dublin last February and will be hoping to make it back to the National Stadium to make amends this year.

Also in action tomorrow night at the East Belfast venue will be Coyle’s fellow St Joe’s ABC member, light-flyweight, Blaine Dobbins.

Dobbins will go toe-to-toe with Illies Golden Gloves representative, John Cassidy in what’s expected to be a highly entertaining 49kg semi-final.

Oakleaf ABC light heavyweight, Sean McGlinchey will be eyeing a place in the 81kg decider but he must first see off the challenge of Belfast boxer, Damien Ramsey representing Ligoneil.

And in the lightweight division there will be plenty of interest for Derry boxing fans as Tyrone McCullough and Marc McLaughlin could potentially meet in the final.

McLaughlin, flying the flag for the Dockers Club, takes on Gerard Matthews (St Paul’s) in the first semi-final while McCullagh, formerly of Illies GG and now representing St Paul’s will meet Joseph Fitzpatrick from Immaculata in the second 60kg semi-final.

The action gets underway at 7.45 p.m. tomorrow night.