Day 2 of National Junior Cadet Championships concluded at the National Stadium in Dublin today.
Cork enjoyed a good day at the office with Thomas McCarthy (Mayfield), Michael Keating (Watergrasshill), Shane O’Neill (St Colman’s) and Oliver McCarthy (Brian Dillon’s) all recording impressive quarter-final wins for Leeside at the National Junior Cadet Championships at Dublin’s National Stadium this morning.
Crumlin BC stand out Nathan May also advanced. May emerged with a 4-3 decision following a very close contest with talented Wexford BC prospect Ben Robinson.
Karl McKernon and John Nevin went all the way down to a countback, McKernon getting to nod on accepted scores following a 4-4 stalemate.
Belfast’s Conor Dempsey and Sean Corr denied Galway an all-Olympic BC decider in today’s 31kg semi-finals – both wins by one point margins.
Dempsey beat Martin Delaney 7-6 to set up Sunday’s final with Corr, who beat Edward Barrett 8-7.
The second 7-6 verdict of the day went to Calvin Turner following a thrilling contest with Francie Stokes.
Meanwhile, Conor Quinn edged out Limerick’s Roger O’Donoghue on countback following a 7-7 tie. Both boxers gave fine accounts of themselves in this clash, Quinn coming from behind versus the St Francis BC man to level just before the final bell.
Alan White, meantime, booked his ticket into the flyweight final with one of the biggest winning margins of the tournament.
White will meet Galway’s Ciaran Molloy, who outpointed Jordan Myres, tomorrow with the 52kg title up for grabs.
Jordan McDonagh and James Keenan were involved in a full-blooded affair at featherweight. Keenan, walking his opponent down for most the first two rounds, held a points advantage going into the third.
McDonagh whittled away that lead in the final two minutes. However, Keenan held his composure, and the lead, to claim victory by a one-point margin.
Christopher O’Reilly also made an impression this afternoon. The Bracken BC lightweight put in a fine three rounds work to set up Sunday’s 60kg final with Matthew Doherty.
Sunday’s finals begin at 11am. The weigh-in will be held between 8.30am and 10am.
The remaining finals of the 2012 Championships will be decided on May 18th.
National Junior Cadet Championships
May 12th Q/Finals (11am)
33kg Thomas McCarthy (Mayfield) beat Craig Kavanagh (Crumlin) 10-1
33kg Sean Fryers (Immaculata) beat Conor Jordan (StAidans Ferns) 10-6
33kg Michael Keating (Watergrasshill) beat William Cawley (Baldoyle) 8-3
33kg Dominic Bradley (Errigal) beat Terry McEntee (Smithboro) 13-8
36kg Tom Stokes (Oakleaf) beat Jack Kavanagh (Swinford) 10-4
36kg Shane O’Neill (St Colmans) beat Willie Joe McHale (Castlebar) 10-6
36kg Shane Flavin (Paulstown) beat Hugh Nevin (Portlaoise) 4-1
36kg Nathan May (Crumlin) beat Ben Robinson (Wexford CBS) 4-3
42kg Ryan Lavery (St John Bosco) beat Matthew McCole (Dungloe) 5-3
42kg Karl McKernon (Clonard) beat John Nevin (St Brigids Kildare) 4-4 c/b 14-13
42kg John Maughan (Westside) W/O
42kg Oliver McCarthy (Brian Dillons) beat Aaron McKenna (Smithboro) 13-6
May 12th S/Finals (2pm)
29kg Joseph Nevin (Kilcullen) beat Michael Maughan (Avona) 8-3
29kg Liam Glennon (St Joesphs) beat Dylan O’Driscoll (Sunnyside) 9-7
31kg Conor Dempsey (Immaculata) beat Martin Delaney (Olympic) 7-6
31kg Sean Corr (St Georges) beat Edward Barrett (Olympic) 8-8
39kg Conor Quinn (Clonard) beat Roger O’Donoghue (St Francis) 7-7 c/b 22-17
39kg Calvin Turner (Ryston) beat Francie Stokes (Oakleaf) 7-6
44kg Eugene McKeever (St Malachys) beat Patrick Nevin (St Brigids) 5-2
44kg Owen McCarthy (Olympic) beat Michael McDonagh (Bracken) 8-3
46kg Jack Lee Jackson (Sacre Coeur) beat Dean Clarke (Holy Family Louth) 10-3
46kg James McGivern (St Georges) W/O
48kg Aaron Harkin (Illies GG) beat Niall Carroll (Ryston) 12-5
48kg Martin Collins (St Annes) beat Paul Ryan (Bay City) 9-4
50kg Michael Nevin (Portlaoise) beat Arthur McCarthy (Brian Dillons) 7-3
50kg Patrick Coney (The Loup) beat Vlad Komarschuk (Wexford CBS) 10-9
52kg Alan White (St Bridgets Newry) beat Sean Heary (Glin) 18-1
52kg Ciaran Molloy (Oughterard) beat Jordan Myers (Innisfree) 13-6
54kg Matthew Davis (Ardagh Cross) beat Josh Harding (Kilcullen) 7-6
54kg James Keenan (Glen) beat James McDonagh (Clann Naofa) 13-12
57kg Patrick McDonnell (St Lukes) beat Garry Butterfield (St Francis) 6-2
57kg Brett McGinty (Oakleaf) beat Anthony McDonagh (Trinity Boys) 7-6
60kg Anthony Johnston (Gleann) beat Matthew Doherty (Buncrana) RSC2
60kg Christopher O’Reilly (Bracken) beat Darren Murray (South Meath) 13-4
63kg Kevin Kehoe (Marble City) beat James O’Reilly (Portlaoise) 13-3
63kg Conor Vint (Gilford) beat Jake Leonard (Swords) 7-1
66kg George Bodor (Bay City) beat Thomas Sullivan (Ballyduff) 10-3
66kg Sean Devrill (St Michaels Athy) beat Martin McDonagh (Eagle) 12-2
80kg James Clarke (Kilnamanagh) beat Michael Mongan (Brosna) 9-3
80kg Frank Carr (St Annes) beat Stephen Bonner (Buncrana) 8-6