Cork’s Michael Keating denied the St George’s ABC their second win in-a-row in today’s Boy 2 deciders. Sean Corr claimed the first win of the afternoon session for the Belfast club, but his team-mate Conor McMullan – despite winning the last round – lost out 8-5 to Keating.
Killian McDaid also had his hand raised in triumph, the Mulhuddart BC ace registering a 10-3 win over Cork’s Timmy McDonagh. Meanwhile, Pat Donovan made it two wins on-the-trot for the Our Lady of Lourdes BC in Limerick following a 9-4 verdict over Padraig Loughlin.
Young Aaron McKenna was another that impressed. The Smithboro BC clubman earned a 14-8 decision over Pierce Nash from an exciting 42kg duel.
MJ Mongan, meanwhile, ensured that the Our lady of Lourdes BC celebrated a hat-trick with a 13-4 win over Thomas Gallagher, while Darren Ward came from behind to edge out Ryan Lennon in a very close 52kg three-rounder.
Bartlomiez Zalewski and Connor Gleeson traded some big shots in the last round of their 70kg clash, Zalewski taking a 12-8 verdict from a grandstand final frame.
Eoghan Dowdall overturned a 1-0 first stanza deficit versus Ronan O’Donnell to secure a 5-2 victory in the final contest of the day.
The Championships resume tomorrow morning at 10am followed by two sessions beginning at 3pm and 7pm.
2012 National Boy 1, 2 & 3 Championships National Stadium Dublin
April 10th Boy 1 Prelims (10am)
27kg: Sean Mari (Whitechurch) beat Jordan Ryan (St Francis) 10-7
29kg: Martin McDonagh (Ballina) beat Jamie Dalton (Westside) 9-6
31kg: Reece Parchment (Tramore) beat Kieran Bittle (St Pauls) 13-6
31kg: CJ Houlihan (Callan) beat Emmett Diver (St Bridgets) RSC3
33kg: Barry Reynolds (St Pauls) beat Francie McDonagh (3 Bridges) 13-5
33kg: John Nevin (St Brigids, Kildare) beat Ciaran Brogan (Knockmore) 9-5
36kg: Eddie Donovan (OLOL) beat Davy McDonnagh (West Finglas) 14-5
36kg: Tylar McMullan (Braid) beat Derek Ward (St Michaels) 12-5
39kg: Lorcan Hurley (Tramore) beat James Crean (Wexford CBS) 10-9
39kg: Luke Carroll (Westside) beat Conal Ross (Dockers) 13-3
42kg: Lee Harkin (Illies GG) beat Anthony Barrett (Olympic) 11-8
44kg: Dylan Joyce (Avona) beat Owen J McDonagh (St Annes) 7-4
44kg: Patrick Dunne (Riverstown) beat Oisin O’Dowd (Gilford) RSC 2
46kg: John Sweeney (Buncrana) beat Francie Stokes (3 Bridges) 6-5
48kg: Brian Stokes St Seachnalls) beat Jishua McGough (Bracken) 9-4
50kg: Paddy Donoghue (Ballinasloe) beat Daniel Burke (Clonmel) 13-1
52kg: Peter Byrne (Arklow) beat John Collins (Darndale) 6-2
April 10th Boy 2 Prelims (2pm)
31kg; Sean Corr (St Georges) beat Edward Barrett (Olympic) 9-5
31kg: Tyrone McCann (Tyholland) beat Patrick Farrelly (Clann Naofa) RSC2
33kg; William Cawley (Baldoyle) beat Patrick Cullen (Ballagh) 12-6
33kg: Michael Keating (Watergrasshill) beat Conor McMullan (St Georges) 8-5
36kg; Nathan May (Crumlin) beat Peter Tierney (Oughterard) 12-6
36kg: Edward O’Neill (Paulstown) beat Tom Stokes (Oakleaf) 10-4
39kg: Eamon Sweeney (Illies GG) beat Adam Kavanagh (Westside) 5-4
39kg: Pat Donovan (OLOL) beat Padraig Loughlin (Emerald) 9-4
42kg: Aaron McKenna (Smithboro) beat Pierce Nash (Sacred Heart) 14-8
42kg: Killian McDaid (Mulhuddart) beat Timmy McDonagh (St Johns) 10-3
44kg: Peter McCartan (Bishop Kelly) W/O
48kg: Tommy Hyde (Setanta) beat Patrick Donovan (Tobar Pheadair) 14-3
48kg: Niall Carroll (Ryston) beat Paul Ryan (Bay City) 12-5
48kg: Conor Long (Oakleaf) beat Adam Majury (Newington) RSC3
50kg: Bryan McNamee (Convoy) beat Aaron Aspel (St Michaels) RSC2
50kg: Joseph McDonagh (Connamara) beat Adam Higginbottom (St Brigids) 11-8
50kg: MJ Mongan (OLOL) beat Tom Gallagher (Townland) 13-4
52kg: Darren Ward (St Ailbhes) beat Ryan Lennon (Saints) 4-3
52kg: Eoghan Dowdall (South Meath) beat Ronan O’Donnell (Convoy) 5-2
54kg: Kieran Nolan/Kenny (Bunclody) beat Leon Gallagher (Finn Valley) 7-4
54kg: Anthony McDonagh (Olympic) beat Byron Dunne (Crumlin) 15-7
60kg: Andrew Johnston (Gleann) beat Thomas Maughan (Cavan) 6-0
70kg: Bartlomiez Zalewski (St Annes) beat Conor Gleeson (Smithboro) 12-8