Two Kildare boxers in national novice finals this weekend

NAAS’ David Barrett and Oleksander Kravtruv from the Celbridge club will compete in the finals of the National Novice Finals at the National Stadium in Dublin tomorrow (Friday) night.

NAAS’ David Barrett and Oleksander Kravtruv from the Celbridge club will compete in the finals of the National Novice Finals at the National Stadium in Dublin tomorrow (Friday) night.

Barrett, from the St David’s club, will take on Martin Loonan from Leeside Lough in the 60kg final, while Kravtruv meets Dealgan’s Niall Donnelly in the 64kg decider.

In last week’s semi finals Barrett got the better of Victor Rabei (Mount Tallant) 15-6 and Kravtruv beat Jorge Abboud from the Corinthians club.

Meanwhile, Ryston’s James Hughes, pictured, claimed a National Youth 1 title last weekend when he beat Niall Gallagher from Sean McDermotts club in the final at the National Stadium.