The Men’s U/23 and Women’s U/21 Championships concluded at the Dublin’s National Stadium today.
AIBA (2008) World Youth bronze medalist David Joe Joyce and Sean McGlinchy went all the way down to the wire in today’s Men’s U/23 81kg final at the National Stadium.
The duo were seperated on a countback at the end of three evenly fought rounds at the home of Irish boxing, Joyce getting the nod on accepted scores at the expense of the Derry lightweight.
Jason Quigley and Sean Turner also had their hands raised in victory. Quigley, the 2009 European Youth champion, and Turner lined out for Los Angeles in the World Series of Boxing last season and won the praise of 1984 Olympic bronze medallist and ex World champ Evander Holyfield.
Quigley beat Michael Reilly this afternoon and Turner earned a 20-13 decision over James Leahy. Rohan Date,meantime, is delivering on his enormous potential.
The Waterford light-welterweight edged out Martin Wall – who sensationally beat current European champion and AIBA World No.8 Ray Moylette earlier this year – in a 41-point slug fest.
Former Irish Elite champion Declan Geraghty also emerged victorious, the Dubliner beating JD Meli, while European silver medallist Christine Gargan claimed the Women’s U/21 title following her victory over Michaela Jannick.
Talented Ryston BC prospect Hughie Myres got proceedings underway with a 15-6 verdict over Blaine Dobbins, followed by Keith Flavin’s – Flavin claimed the Best Technical Boxer award at the Paylyukov Memorial Youth tournament in Russia this year – victory over Shane Roche.
Belfast lightweight Mark O’Hara secured the 60kg title following his win over George Bates in a top class lightweight duel, and Christy Joyce held a two-point advantage at the final bell of his heavyweight clash with Stephen Ward.
In the Women’s U/21 featherweight and lightweight deciders, Lycia Hennihan denied Cork a title after registering a 9-6 decision over Karen O’Sullivan, and Kayleigh Murrihy impressed en route to a 17-6 verdict over Shauna Flynn.
Men’s U/23 and Women’s U/21 Championships October 27th
Men’s U/23 Finals
49kg: Hughie Myers (Ryston) beat Blaine Dobbins (St Josephs Derry) 15-6
52kg: Keith Flavin (Paulstown) beat Shane Roche (Corinthians) 32-20
56kg: Declan Geraghty (Crumlin) beat JD Meli (Immaculata) 16-9
60kg: Mark O’Hara (Holy Trinity) beat George Bates (St Marys Tallaght)19-16
64kg: Rohan Date (St Pauls Waterford) beat Martin Wall (Crumlin) 21-20
69kg: Thurles Moran (Phibsboro) beat Emmet Brennan (Corinthians)10-5
75kg: Jason Quigley (Finn Valley) beat Michael Reilly (Holy Family Drogheda) 18-5
81kg: Davey Joe Joyce (Ballinacargy) beat Sean McGlinchy (Oakleaf) 10-10 c/b 32-30
91kg: Christy Joyce (St Michaels Athy) beat Stephen Ward (Monkstown Antrim) 12-10
91kg+: Sean Turner (Drimnagh) beat James Leahy (Bay City) 20-13
Women’s U/21 Finals
48kg:Hannah Carthy (Paulstown)W/O
51kg:Oliwia Samsanow (Old School) W/O
54kg:Christine Gargan (St Georges) beat Michaela Jannick (Cavan) 13-9
57kg:Lycia Hennihan (Ballinrobe) beat Karen O’Sullivan (St Colmans) 9-6
60kg:Kayleigh Murrihy (Kilfenora) beat Shauna Flynn (Inniskeen) 17-6
64kg: Yvonne Callinan (Watergrasshill) W/O
69kg: Aoife Hennighan (Swinford) W/O
75kg: Robin Smith (Leinster) v Mairead Whitely (Paulstown) (to be decided at a date to be advised)