Kelsey Leonard - Golden Girl Champion 2014

Kelsey Leonard is a third year student in Ard Scoil Rath Iomghain had another fantastic result today. Kelsey travelled to the city of Boras in Sweden last Thursday to participate in a multinations championship which ran from Friday morning. The following is a status report written on her club's facebook page by her head coach Paul Williamson...

Massive congratulations to Curragh ABC boxer Kelsey Leonard who won the Golden Girl GOLD medal in her weight category earlier today in Borås, Sweden (Saturday, 11th Jan). Kelsey faced formidable opposition in boxer Anastasiya Markova from Russia who had won her own semi-final in style against a Danish opponent on Friday.

However Kelsey, our very own "Golden Girl" - was up to the task and put on a fantastic display of strength, courage, patience, cunning, speed, ring craft and great skill to dominate and overcome her opponent for three tough rounds in a bout we think is worthy of "bout of the championship".

We are all so immensely proud of Kelsey, she has fought long and hard over the last five years never getting anything easy and along the way winning every boxing title there is to win in Ireland for a young woman her age and she's a fantastic example to others young or old, male or female of what you can achieve if you want it bad enough. It really is about time she gets the recognition she deserves - come on CURRAGH, let's congratulate one of our own...

***** Kelsey Leonard - Golden Girl Champion 2014 !!! *****