Here we recognise the achievements with the Club of the Year award.
A truly impossible category to quantify, for the purposes of the poll we have shortlisted the 10 clubs with the most amount of Irish titles won in 2018,
Our information comes from the IABA listed results, if there happens to be any errors or omissions please do get in touch and we will amend
A club with a particular talent for honing fighters in the higher weights, there were Irish title doubles for Eoghan Lavin and Martin McDonagh along with triumphs for Alannah Nolan and Carlagh Mullarney.
Clann Naofa BA
The Louth ladies had a lot of success with double Irish titles for Nasya McJin Igelige, Dearbhla Tinnelly, and Shauna O’Callaghan along with a triple for European Youth silver medallist Evelyn Igharo.
Phil Sutcliffe’s famous Dublin club brought in underage titles through Michael Farrelly, Kurt Doyle, and two from William Hayden before a sensational hat-trick on Intermediate finals night with Courtney Daly, Senan Kelly, and Clodagh Green all claiming top prize.
The home of Olympic gold medallist Michael Carruth saw successes for Kellie McLoughlin, Nathan Feeney, Kai Griffin, Brian Mowlds, Paul O’Brien, Killian Freehill, Bobby Doolin, and Abi Sutton, along with doubles for Martin Collins, Evan Kirwan, Taylor Guiney, and Patryk Adamus.
The Mayo club had title wins for sisters Ciara and Aoibhe Ginty along with Amy Carey, and Leah McDonald as well as double for Aoibhe Carrabine and Grainne Kilker
Holy Trinity BC
The top Belfast club were busy again as always and Caoimhin Agyarko took home the Senior title while there were further wins for John McConnell, Diarmuid Bradley, Kyle Smith, Jude Molyneaux, and a double for Daniel Owens.
The growing club claimed titles through Edward Barrett, Jason Myers, Marcus Barret, Patrick Donovan, and doubles for Michael Maughan, Patrick Sweeney, Paddy Cleary, and Tokyo hope Gabriel Dossen.
It was a fantastic year for the Westmeath club with Irish title wins for Michael Nugent, David Geoghgan, Alfie Jordan, Ryan Jenkins, Bernie Stokes, Leah McNamee, Bonvie Babongilda, while John Joyce, Jason Nevin, Tadgh Sheridan, and Patsy Joyce all enjoyed double glory.
St Anne’s Westport
The Mayo club had Elite champion Shannon Sweeney – who also claimed an U22 crown and the Open title – along with a double for Ownie McDonagh, and further Irish titles for Bernard McDonagh and Laura Moran.
St Michael’s Athy
The prolific Kildare club had winners in Rocky O’Reilly, Edward Carthy, Leesha Jones, Mary Doll Carthy, Ava Fogarthy, Terry Donoghue, and Mickes Donoghue. Cale Brennan took home two Irish titles while there was a fantastic hat-trick for Brandon McCarthy.
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