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Last Updated: Tuesday, 25 November, 2003, 09:00 GMT
Lindsay back among the winners
Martin Lindsay defeated Raymond Kane in the featherweight final
Martin Lindsay lost his bantamweight title to Brian Gillen last year

Martin Lindsay helped bury the memory of his Ulster Finals night defeat last season by claiming the provincial featherweight title on Monday evening.

Lindsay lost his Irish and Ulster bantamweight titles last year to Brian Gillen.

However, the Immaculata fighter moved up to featherweight to hand out a 25-4 hammering against defending Ulster champion Raymond Kane.

Lindsay dominated the opening round to take an 8-0 lead and he was never seriously troubled thereafter.

Brian Gillen, Lindsay's conqueror last season, produced another tremendous display to defeat Paul Baker 21-11 in the bantamweight decider which earned him the boxer of the night award.

Gillen's elusive southpaw skills proved too much for last year's light-flyweight champion.

Baker trailed 7-2 after the opening session and while he did hit Gillen with a few good hooks, the Holy Trinity man's landed the more consistent shots to get a comfortable verdict.

The Hamill boys from Ballymena both claimed titles.

Dermot Hamill finally got an Ulster title win after losing finals over the last four years.

I only decided 10 minutes before the start that I would definitely fight
TJ Hamill

The light-welterweight claimed a 16-6 win over William McLaughlin from the Illies club in Inishowen.

At welterweight, defending champion TJ Hamill overcame illness and injury to defeat Brian Kerr of Holy Trinity 25-15.

Hamill's build-up had been affected by 'flu and a hand injury sustained in training.

Indeed, Hamill's handlers claimed afterwards that the boxer had been forced to box one-handed.

"I only decided 10 minutes before the start that I would definitely fight," said Hamill afterwards.

The most explosive performance of the night came in the super-heavyweight final where Immaculata's Martin Rogan stopped his former club-mate Cathal McMonagle in the opening 60 seconds.

Rogan produced a massive right hand to dump McMonagle to the canvas in the opening seconds and he maintained the pressure to stop the bout.

The other winners were Jamie Conlan (light-fly), Shane McKim (fly), David Nevin (lightweight), Eamon O'Kane (middleweight), Patrick Smyth (light-heavy) and Tommy Donnelly (heavyweight).

Donnelly's 16-14 win over holder Shane Curran was tinged with controversy with a harsh public warning costing last season's winner a crucial two points.

Lightfly: Paul Kayes (Pegasus) lost to Jamie Conlon (Bosco) 14-21
Flyweight: Shaun McKimm (Abbey) beat Barry McCafferty (Bosco) 25-12
Bantamweight: Brian Gillen (Trinity) beat Paul Baker (Immaculata) 21-11
Featherweight: Raymond Kane (Bishop Kelly) lost to Martin Lindsay (Immaculata) 4-25
Lightweight: David Nevin (Cavan) beat Spencer Hart (Eastside) RSC3
Light-welterweight: William McLaughlin (Illies) lost to Dermot Hamill (All Saints) 6-16
Welterweight Thomas Hamill (Al Saints) beat Brian Kerr (Trinity) 25-15
Middleweight: Eamon O'Kane (Dungiven) beat Paul Moffett (Abbey) 19-5
Light-heavweight: Patrick Smyth (Keady) beat Stephen Martin (Bosco) 20-10
Heavyweight: Shane Curran (Enniskillen) lost to Tommy Donnelly (Mark Heagney) 14-16
Super-heavyweight: Marty Rogan (Immaculata) beat Cathal McMonagle (Trinity) RSC 1




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