Gardiner wins spot on Team Ireland for European Championships

Tipperary’s Dean Gardiner has won the Super Heavy Weight box off to secure a place on the Irish team for the European Championships

The Clonmel man won a split decision victory over Martin Keenan in a controversial fight at the National Stadium last night to stamp his ticket to Ukraine next month.

It has been organised amidst divisions within the IABA about team selection and other matters.