Jobstown girls take National Championship honours
IT WAS a double for Jobstown Boxing Club at the National Girls Champ-ionship Finals in the National Stadium on Saturday.
After turning in a gritty performance in her recent loss to an older opponent in the France v Ireland international tournament, Chantelle Spencer scooped the Girl Four 49kg title following a dominant performance against Na Fianna’s Nicola O’Brien which earned her a unanimous decision.
Indeed the Tallaght girl demonstrated great skill and energy as she wore her opponent down, dishing out a second round standing count in the process.
Spencer had secured her place in the title bout following a hard fought victory over Louise McSorely of Two Castles in the penultimate rounds.
Saturday’s win marked her first national title since she took the All-Ireland Girl One honour and it served also to secure her passage into the National Cadets Championship in August when she will battle it out for a place in the Europeans.
Meanwhile Brianna Courtney landed the Girl Three 57kg crown after recording a 4-1 triumph over Margaret Jackman of Paulstown.
“Brianna dominated the fight from start to finish and had her opponent on the backfoot” said Jobstown coach Amanda Spencer.
The title win was a huge boost for the two-time Dublin Champion espec-ially after she was forced to miss last year’s Nationals with a broken leg.
While she is too young to contest the Cadets later this year, she is sure to be kept active with a number of club tournaments including the Monkstown Box Cup next month.