REVIEW: Northern Ireland’s strong fighting spirt wins throught

A selection of medals from the Northern Ireland boxers

A selection of medals from the Northern Ireland boxers

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The Fighting Irish.

Northern Ireland grabbed their first medal of the competition - a bronze - on the judo mat when 25-year-old Belfast girl Lisa Kearney dramatically forced a submission 32 seconds from the end of her -52kg contest against Audree Francis-Methot of Canada.

However, it was in the boxing ring that Team NI came into their own with some inspiring pugilistic performances culminating in a thrilling final day at The Hydro on Saturday.

 

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