Offaly's boxing sisters fight their way to French success

Justin Kelly

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Offaly's boxing sisters fight their way to French success

Offaly's boxing sisters fight their way to French success

Cloghan and Offaly boxing sisters Labhaoise and Sinann Glynn enjoyed major international success at the weekend in a special event in France.

They were on the continent as part of a St Brigid’s Edenderry Irish International selection which took part in a training camp and dual International v France National Youth & Junior team competition.

Head coach Liam Brereton said both Offaly girls were "outstanding" with Labhaoise beating the French national champions at junior 50kg  and 52kg.

At 50kg, Labhaoise beat Zoe Couvercelle and while at 52kg, she overcame Melina Mezrag with two outstanding performances.

Older sister and European junior silver medalist Sinann also stepped up to youth level and her first three-minute round bout, taking on French youth champion Loyre Ruyer in a brilliant close contest.

The French referee dished out a harsh public warning to Glynn, costing her the fight, but 24 hours later, Sinainn, the 2018 Offaly Express Sports Star of the Year, was back in the ring against 57kg champion Assia Menirj.

In that fight, she put on a masterclass to take the fight 3-0.

"Both these girls have big future ahead," Liam Brereton said after their victories.