Cork fighters land international medals

Cork fighters land international medals
Sean McCarthy-Crean in action against Nabil Ech-Chaabi of Morocco. Picture: Eoin Noonan/Sportsfile

TWO brilliant young Cork athletes were among the medals this week.

Togher Boxing Club’s Leanne Murphy got a warm welcome yesterday when she arrived home with bronze medal from the Junior European Boxing Championships. The native of Gregg Road is one of boxing’s rising stars and proved that in Russia.

Leanne with her parents John and Rosarie and brother Shane. Picture: George Hatchell
Leanne with her parents John and Rosarie and brother Shane. Picture: George Hatchell

At the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Cloghroe’s Sean McCarthy-Crean also grabbed a bronze, in the Men’s Kumite +68kg category.

Along with his twin brother Chris, he is passionate about a sport which is growing in global popularity.

Sean McCarthy-Crean with his family, Noirin, Sinead, Chris and Terry. Picture: Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile
Sean McCarthy-Crean with his family, Noirin, Sinead, Chris and Terry. Picture: Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

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