14 More Medals – Eindhoven Box Cup Success

Irish boxers collected 14 medals during a busy weekend at the Eindhoven Box Cup.

The fifth edition of the Eindhoven Box Cup, which played out under the supervision of the Dutch Boxing Association and IBA from Friday 3 June until Monday 6 June 2022, was a successful one for the Irish fighters that travelled.

The Ulster High Performance team along with a number of other Irish entries picked up 14 medals six of which were gold, three silver and five bronze as well – with Ulster picking up the Best Team of the Tournament award.

World Championships quarter-finalist Carly McNaul continued her fine start to 2022 by collecting gold along with best boxer, while Paul Loonam came home with a medal of the same colour after defeating a World Military champion in his final.

Jude Gallagher also secured a top podium finish as did Zara Breslin, Eireann Nugent and Christopher O’Reilly.

The tournament also hosted Dee Sullivan’s first amateur fight since he reverted back from the pros, while former Irish title challenger Steve Collins Jr fought what appears to be his first amateur fight.

Gold
Carly McNaul
Jude Gallagher
Paul Loonam
Zara Breslin
Eireann Nugent
Christopher O’Reilly

Silver
Steve Collins Jr
Rhys Owens
Nicole Meli

Bronze
John Boyd
Dee Sullivan
Damien Creavin
Jake Tucker
Anthony Malanaphy

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sport for a living for 19 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com