Former Junior Blue Matthew Neill has hit the headlines recently.
Carrickfergus based Matthew has just won Four Nations Gold defeating a strong Welsh opponent in the final. Matthew was Ulster's only winner in the Championships.
It has been a whirlwind year for the young prospect who after eight fights, has won five major honours including the Co. Antrim, the Ulster, All Ireland Juvenile and finally the Four Nations Titles ( 57 kilos ).
Matthew's favourite boxer is Neil Sinclair. He is a pupil at Downshire Secondary School in Carrickfergus.
13 year old Matthew was Junior Blues Linfield mascot at the Portadown v Linfield game on October 4 2003. He also played for Junior Blues sides in games against the Junior Ports.