National Youth Championship Semi Finals in Stadium today
Twenty six semi-finals will be decided at the 2012 National Youth Championship at Dublin’s National Stadium today, Friday May 25th.
Hannah Carthy and Oliwia Samsanov get proceedings underway in the light-flyweight class, while Thomas Conroy v Nathan Cahill will bring the current down on a very competitive looking last-four program.
The Cavan BC will have the highest representation at Friday’s deciders with Daria Lach, Michaela Jannick, who meets European Junior Championships silver medalist Christine Gargan, John J Nevin and Hugh Nevin between the ropes.
The IABA are building up toward the 2012 AIBA World Men’s Youth Championships in Thailand in October.
Ireland claimed six medals at the last two AIBA World Youth Championships in Mexico in 2008 and Azerbaijan in 2010.
Ray Moylette (gold), Joe Ward (gold), Jamie Kavanagh (silver), Ryan Burnett (silver), Tommy McCarthy (bronze) and Davey Joe Joyce (bronze) finished in podium positions in Guadalajara and Baku.
Burnett also secured an historic gold medal for Ireland at the 2010 Olympic Youth Games in Singapore.
Friday’s semi-finals glove off at 5pm.
The finals will be held Saturday, May 26th, beginning at 11am.
The weigh-ins for Friday’s and Saturday’s semi-finals and finals will be held at the National Stadium between 8.30am and 9.30am each day.
National Youth Semi-finals Friday May 25th National Stadium Dublin (5pm)
48kg Hannah Carthy (Paulstown) v Oliwia Samsanov (Smithboro)
49kg Martin Reilly (Enniskillen) v Adam Courtney (St Marys Dublin)
49kg TJ Waite (Cairn Lodge) v Keith Flavin (Paulstown)
51kg Nicole Meli (Immaculata) v Daria Lach (Cavan)
52kg Eugene Brady (Riverstown) v Kieran Kenny (Monkstown Dublin)
52kg Kurt Walker (Canal) v Scot Hanway (St Saviours OBA)
54kg Michaela Jannick (Cavan) v Christine Gargan (St Georges)
54kg Rebecca Cawley (Ardnaree) v Lycia Heneghan (Ballinrobe)
56kg John J Nevin (Cavan) v Joseph Fitzpatrick (Immaculata)
56kg Ian Byrne (Neilstown) v Christopher Nevin (Holy Family Drogheda)
60kg Louise O’Donoghue (Geesala) v Kayleigh Murrihy (Kilfernora)
60kg Antoinette Keane (Ennis) v Niamh Ball (Trojan)
60kg John Stokes (Mulhuddart) v Dylan Carr (Ryston)
60kg Craig Ronan (St Saviours OBA) v Hugh Nevin (Cavan)
64kg Nicholas Gallagher (Ardagh Cross) v Thomas Waite (Holy Trinity)
64kg Jack Scally (Dungloe) v David Roche (Riverstown)
69kg Noel Murphy (Macroom) v John Harty (Rathkeale)
69kg Stephen Mulholland (St Malachys) v Robert McGreevey (Sacred Heart)
75kg Patrick Ward (Gurteen) v Tony Brown (Crumlin)
75kg Anthony Coyle (Geesala) v Michael Stokes (Glasnevin)
81kg John Joe McDonagh (Crumlin) v Patrick McDonagh (Dunfanaghy)
81kg George Boylan (Drimnagh) v Patrick Gaffey (Clann Naofa)
91kg Thomas Carthy (Corinthians) v David Joyce (Moate)
91kg Bernard O’Reilly (Portlaoise) v Stephen Stokes (Twin Towns)
91+kg James Barrett (St Michaels Galway) v Darragh Keenan (Arklow)
91+kg Thomas Conroy (Boyle) v Nathan Cahill (Paulstown)