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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

DAY 1 – WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS

DAY 1 – WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS

      Willie Donoghue will be in action at approximately 5:45pm (Irish time) at the AIBA World Youth Championships in Bulgaria today.   The St Michael’s Athy flyweight, the current AIBA World Junior champion, meets Kdhim Al-Saedi (Iraq) in the last-64 of the tournament in Sofia.   The winner will advance to face Germany’s Domenik Hirsch on Thursday.   …

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

WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS DRAW

WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS DRAW

  Current AIBA World Junior champion Willie Donoghue will get Ireland’s campaign at the AIBA World Youth Championships underway in Sofia, Bulgaria tomorrow against Iraq.   The World Championships are acting as the only qualifier for August’s Youth Olympics in China.   Boxing begins at 12pm and 5pm (Irish time) each day. Morning session times, if any, to be confirmed. Sofia …

by Bernard O'Neill on April 13th, 2014 Comments Off

MYERS WINS GOLD IN HELSINKI

MYERS WINS GOLD IN HELSINKI

Hughie Myers claimed gold at the Gee Bee Multi Nations in Helsinki, Finland today.   The Ryston BC light-fly hammered out a unanimous decision over Wales’ Ashley Williams in Helsinki.   Myers took the first and thrid rounds of this enounter, a clash which Irish team manager Joe Lavery described as tough.   “We’re absolutely delighted with the victory here …

by Bernard O'Neill on April 13th, 2014 Comments Off

BOY 4 AND YOUTH 1 & 2 FINALS RESULTS

BOY 4 AND YOUTH 1 & 2 FINALS RESULTS

        The Boy 4 and Youth 1 and 2 Championships concluded at the National Stadium in Dublin tonight.   Fifty three new champion were crowned at the home of Irish boxing.       April 12th Boy 4 Finals (11am)   33kg Stephen Johnston (Emerald A) W/O 36kg John Moran (Illies GG) beat Michael Maughan (Avona) 2-1 …

by Bernard O'Neill on April 12th, 2014 Comments Off

CONLAN WINS GOLD IN WARSAW

CONLAN WINS GOLD IN WARSAW

        Belfast bantamweight Michael Conlan claimed gold at the Feliks Stamm Memorial in Warsaw, Poland today.   But Tipperary super-heavy Dean Gardiner has to settle for silver after losing out to Cam Awesome of the USA on a unanimous decision in the 91kg + plus final.   Conlan, a bronze medallist at the London Olympics, beat Poland’s Sylwester Kozlowski on a …

by Bernard O'Neill on April 12th, 2014 Comments Off