Brett McGinty claims knockout Irish title win

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Brett McGinty halted the game challenge of Dublin’s Paul Ryan in the third round of their National U-18 welterweight final last night.

Two final round standing counts following punishing barrages to the body were enough for the referee to see fit to wave the bout off.

The Donegal teen took home his eighth underage title with the stoppage win and will now set his sights on the World Youth Championships in Russia in November and an assault on the senior scene early next year.

Ryan will still be in the U18 category next year and the World Junior bronze medalist remains a huge prospect.

In the semi finals last night there were exits for reigning champions Martin John Mongan and Jason Harty at the gloves of Kevin Sheehy and Gabriel Dossen, while Terry McEntee scored his second successive stoppage.

The rest of the finals will be decided today from 1pm at the South Circular Road venue.

U/18 Championships National Stadium Dublin

August 19th
56kg Shane Flavin (Paulstown) beat Sean Whelan (Dublin Docklands) 2-1
56kg Eamer Coghlan (Riverstown) beat James McGivern (St Georges) 2-1
56kg Terry McEntee (Old School) beat Eoin Long (Wexford CBS) TKO2
56kg Jack Kelly (Cherry Orchard) beat Aaron O’Brien (Wexford CBS) TKO2
60kg Aaron Daly (Castlebar) beat Harrison James (Virginia) 3-0
60kg Andy McDonagh (St Pauls Waterford) beat Matthew McCole (Dungloe) 3-0
60kg Patrick Donovan (OLOL) beat Michael McLoughlin (St Marys Derry) KO1
64kg Aaron McKenna (Old School) beat Airijus Vitlipas (St Davids Naas) 3-0
64kg Conor Ivors (Thurles) beat Jordan Kennedy (St Pauls Waterford) 3-0
69kg Jordan Myers (Sligo City) beat James Cahill (St Teresa’s) 2-1
69kg Brett McGinty (Oakleaf) beat Jamie Harty (Rathkeale) TKO1
69kg Paul Ryan (Bay City) beat Jordan Meredith (Glasnevin) 3-0
69kg John Maughan (St Mary’s Dublin) beat John Hynes (Ballyduff) 2-1

August 20th
S/Finals & Q/Finals
52kg Conor Quinn (Clonard) beat Craig Kavanagh (Crumlin) 2-1
52kg Jordan Halpin (St Pauls Wat) beat Jimmy McCarthy (Marble City) 3-0
60kg Aaron Daly (Castlebar) beat Ciaron Flynn (St Marys Daingean) TKO3
60kg Patrick Donovan (OLOL) beat Andy McDonagh (St Pauls Waterford) 2-1
64kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic) beat Bryan McNamee (Convoy) 3-0
64kg Jason Harty (Rathkeale) beat Peter Cawley (Dungarvan) 3-0
64kg Colm Quinn (Castlebar) beat Matthew Davis (Ardagh/Cross) 3-0
64kg Aaron McKenna (Old School) beat Conor Ivors (Thurles) 3-0
69kg Brett McGinty (Oakleaf) beat Jordan Myers (Sligo City) 3-0
69kg Paul Ryan (Bay City) beat John Maughan (St Mary’s Dublin) 3-0
81kg Reece Morris (Dublin Docklands) beat Brian Elliot (Illies GG) 3-0
81kg Brian Kennedy (St Marys Daingean) beat Jimmy O’Reilly (Portlaoise) 3-0

August 26th

69kg Brett McGinty (Oakleaf) beat Paul Ryan (Bay City) TKO3

49kg Jordan Moore (Glasnevin) beat Liam Glennon (St Josephs Derry) 3-0
56kg Eamer Coughlan (Riverstown) beat Shane Flavin (Paulstown) 3-0
56kg Terry McEntee (Old School) beat Jack Kelly (Cherry Orchard) TKO2
64kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic) beat Jason Harty (Rathkeale) 3-0
64kg Aaron McKenna (Old School) beat Colm Quinn (Castlebar) 2-1
75kg Michael Nevin (Portloise) beat George Bodor (Bay City) 3-0
81kg Christopher O’Reilly (Bracken) beat Cathal Griffin (Conamara) 3-0
81kg Brian Kennedy (St Marys Daingean) beat Reece Morris (Dublin Docklands) 3-0
91kg Paul McCullagh (St John Bosco) beat Colin Cronin (Carrisk on Suir) 3-0
91+kg Frank Carr (Ballinrobe) beat Oran Hennessy (St Colmans) 3-0
91+kg Kevin Sheehy (St Francis) beat Martin John Mongan (Ennis) 2-1

August 27th

Finals (1pm)
46kg John Moran (Illies GG) W/O
49kg Conor McCourt (Clonard V Jordan Moore (Glasnevin)
52kg Conor Quinn (Clonard) V Jordan Halpin (St Pauls Waterford)
56kg Eamer Coughlan (Riverstown) V Terry McEntee (Old School)
60kg Aaron Daly (Castlebar) V Patrick Donovan (OLOL)
64kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic) V Aaron McKenna (Old School)
75kg Jason Clancy (Ballinacarrow) V Michael Nevin (Portlaoise)
81kg Christopher O’Reilly (Bracken) V Brian Kennedy (St Marys Daingean)
91kg Martin Jim Mongan (Ennis) V Paul McCullagh (St John Bosco)
91+kg Frank Carr (Ballinrobe) V Kevin Sheehy (St Francis)

Joe O'Neill

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