Erne Boxing Club’s Cameron Suttle, Oisin Cassidy, Thomas McDonagh and Joanna Czerwinska were all entered into the Ulster Novice competition and competed in Rochester, Co Derry and Craigavon, Co Down over the past two weekends and competed with much distinction. 
Indeed, their performances drew much praise from their head coach, Sean Crowley. 
“The club is very proud of our boxers efforts in this tournament. With a fraction of luck the club could have been returning with four titles, however, with one silver medal already secured and another two medals guaranteed, it is a great achievement,” said Sean who also singled out one of his coaches.
“I wish to acknowledge and thank Greg Copeland who looks after the Novice academy at the club. The results in this competition are attributed to his hard work with these boxers. Cameron Suttle has come on leaps and bounds under his tutelage and has impressed. We greatly look forward to his final in a fortnight’s time and are optimistic he’ll win his first title.”
Thomas McDonagh was the first to start the campaign in the Boy 2 (Under 13s) 33kgs semi-final against Lee Hanna (Townlands BC). After three very close and competitive rounds of boxing the judges were split and the decision (3-2) went in favour of Hanna.
Oisin Cassidy was next up against Conlan Boyle (St Joseph’s Derry BC) in the final of the Boy 2(Under 13s) 50kgs class. The contest was a see-saw affair with both boxers having their share of success and moments of dominance. 
Again, after three close rounds the judges were once again split and once again the verdict (3-2) agonisingly went against the Ernesiders; leaving Cassidy to settle for a hard-earned silver.
In the second weekend of the competition in Craigavon, the fortunes improved for the Erne Boxing Club thanks to two great displays from Cameron Suttle in the Junior 2 (Under 17s) 63kgs category.
On Saturday, Suttle got his campaign off to a great start coming through a war-of-attrition against Rory Cunningham (Rathriland BC) in the quarter-final. 
Both combatants traded heavy shots throughout, but Suttle had the better of the opening two sessions forcing his opponent to take a standing count before tiring in the last. However, despite dropping the final session he deservedly earned a unanimous (5-0) points decision.
The following day Suttle was pitted against Cathal Brolly (St Candice’s BC) in the semi-final contest. Brolly was notably bigger than Suttle but despite conceding size the Erne favourite fought with great intensity to wear his opponent down. Just before the bell rang to end the opening round, Suttle forced his opponent to take a standing count.
Brolly gamely and brave came out fighting in the second session but Suttle was relentless and after landing with several heavy shots a second count was administered and the contest halted in his favour.
The victory ensured Suttle of a medal as he now progresses to the Ulster Novice final in Letterkenny, Co Donegal later this month. Suttle will be joined on finals day by club mate Joanna Czerwinska who is aiming for Gold in the Junior 1 (Under 16’s) 70kgs class.
Erne Boxing Club’s Head Coach Sean Crowley was full of praise for his boxers and assistant coach Greg Copeland. 
The season is starting to gather momentum. A team of four is entered into the Ulster Nine Counties Novice championships and boxers will compete on the Longford/Westmeath Leagues and Ulster Elite championships later this month.
To this end, a team of eight are entered into the Longford and Westmeath League competition and have Super-Heavyweight Joe Joyce competing in the Ulster Elite championships which also serves as part of the NI team selection process for next year’s Commonwealth Games.