Jobstown girls take National Championship honours

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.

Brianna Courtney on left an Chantelle Spencer on right IMG 20170520 213701 621

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.