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IRVINE AND LONG ADVANCE IN SOFIA

IRVINE AND LONG ADVANCE IN SOFIA

          Ireland experienced mixed fortunes at the AIBA World Youth Championships and Olympic Youth qualifiers in Sofia, Bulgaria today.   Brendan Irvine and Cormac Long advanced, but Johnny Joyce bowed out of the tournament in Sofia.   Irvine, who had to wait six days before making his World Youth debut, impressive en route to a unanimous …

by Bernard O'Neill on April 19th, 2014 Comments Off

GINTY AND DESMOND THROUGH TO LAST-EIGHT IN SOFIA

GINTY AND DESMOND THROUGH TO LAST-EIGHT IN SOFIA

    Christina Desmond and Ciara Ginty both advanced to the quarter-finals of the AIBA World Youth Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria today.   But Luke Thomas bowed out of the tournament at the last 32 stage. Click here for report, results and draws.   Johnny Joyce, Brendan Irvine and Cormac Long will be in action tomorrow.   Joyce will be …

by Bernard O'Neill on April 18th, 2014 Comments Off

FRIDAY SCHEDULE WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS

FRIDAY SCHEDULE WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS

    World Junior champion Ciara Ginty will be the first into the ring for Ireland again tomorrow in Sofia, Bulgaria.   The Geesala BC ace is in action in the fifth fight of the morning session. Christina Desmond is on in the 9th bout, also in the morning session.   The morning session begins at 9am (Irish time).   Luke …

by Bernard O'Neill on April 17th, 2014 Comments Off

Vacancy Commercial And Marketing Manager IABA Ltd

Vacancy Commercial And Marketing Manager IABA Ltd

      Vacancy Commercial & Marketing Manager IABA Ltd Irish Amateur Boxing Association (IABA)  require a Commercial and Marketing Manager on a one year contract responsible for the development and implementation of the Commercial and Marketing agenda for IABA.  The individual will provide the leadership, creativity and the direction to maximise the sales and revenue generation for IABA through …

by Bernard O'Neill on April 17th, 2014 Comments Off

BOY 1,2 & 3 CHAMPIONSHIPS DRAW (UPDATED AND REVISED)

BOY 1,2 & 3 CHAMPIONSHIPS DRAW (UPDATED AND REVISED)

        Michael McDonagh and Oisin Mulholland will get the Boy 1,2 & 3 Championships underway at the National Stadium next Tuesday. The 2014 tournament gets underway at 10am on April 22nd with Boy 1 preliminaries. The Boy 1 finals will be decided on Friday April 25th (7pm). The Boy 2 (10am) and Boy 3 (2pm) finals will …

by Bernard O'Neill on April 17th, 2014 Comments Off

WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS/DRAWS

WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS/DRAWS

      World Junior champion and World Youth silver medallist Ciara Ginty and Christina Desmond will be the first Irish boxers in action on Thursday at the World Youth Championships in Bulgaria.   The Mayo and Cork duo meet opponents from Russia and Bulgaria in the morning session, which begins at 9am Irish time in Sofia.   Click here …

by Bernard O'Neill on April 16th, 2014 Comments Off

BOY 1, 2 AND 3 CHAMPIONSHIPS ENTRIES

BOY 1, 2 AND 3 CHAMPIONSHIPS ENTRIES

            TO SECRETARIES OF PROVINCIAL COUNCILS AND COUNTY BOARDS Please inform clubs within your unit of boxers you have entered.   BOY 1, 2 AND 3 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014   Dates: Tuesday, April 22nd to Saturday, April 26th Inclusive.   Venue: National Stadium, Dublin.   Weigh In: 10am to 11am, Thursday, April 17th, at the …

by Bernard O'Neill on April 16th, 2014 Comments Off

DAY 2 RESULTS – AIBA WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS

DAY 2 RESULTS – AIBA WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS

  Gary Cully and Tiernan Bradley bowed out of the AIBA World Youth Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria today.   Cully, the current European Youth champion, was somehow adjudged to have lost on a split decision – a verdict which Irish coach Billy McClean described as absolutely shocking - to Ukrainian bantamweight Voldymyr Fedora.   And Bradley, who found the target with some big shots …

by Bernard O'Neill on April 15th, 2014 Comments Off

DAY 2 – WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS

DAY 2 – WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS

    Kristina O’Hara bowed out of the AIBA World Youth Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria this morning. The Irish flyweight lost on a split decision (37-39,37-39,39-37) to Crystal Barker of Great Britain (England) in the last 64 of the tournament. It was a close call and unlucky on the EU and Irish flyweight champion, who consistently stepped inside the longer …

by Bernard O'Neill on April 15th, 2014 Comments Off

DAY 1 RESULTS – WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS

DAY 1 RESULTS – WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS

      Willie Donoghue booked his ticket into the last 32 of the AIBA World Youth Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria today. The current AIBA World Junior champion beat Iraq’s Kdhim Al-Saedi over three rounds this afternoon. All three judges scored it 29-28 for the St Michals Athy man. He’ll now meet Germany’s Domenik Hirsch on Thursday.  “Willie got the team …

by Bernard O'Neill on April 14th, 2014 Comments Off