IABA Annual Award winners

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The IABA lauded its stars of 2019 at its Annual Awards Dinner at the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel in Dublin last night.

Ireland’s boxers, from Elite to Schoolboy/girl, claimed 40 medals in European (Championship) competition last year and finished in top ten positions in the medals table in all Continental competitions entered.

Domestically, two Elite Championships were completed in February and November and Ireland’s top underage prospects shone on the national stage.

“Our athletes performed magnificently in international competition in 2019 and congratulations to the boxers, their clubs and coaches and all concerned for a  tremendously successful year,” said IABA President Dominic O’Rourke.

“Here at home we also had a busy year with two National Elite Championships to prepare for the qualifiers for Tokyo 2020 and our various other National Championships where we saw top-class talent emerging.”

Some of the great stalwarts of the sport were also honoured last evening.

Sean Crowley, a former Secretary of the Association, was inducted into the IABA Hall of Fame for his outstanding service to the sport.

“Sean has given tremendous service for many years, and he thoroughly deserves this award as one of the great servants of Irish boxing,” Dominic O’Rourke added.

Michael O’Brien, President of the Cork County Boxing Board, was the MC for the evening and did another outstanding job as Master of Ceremonies.

Courtesy of IABA

NATIONAL IABA AWARDS 25TH JANUARY 2020

2019 BEST ELITE MALE
JUDE GALLAGHER
2019 BEST ELITE FEMALE
DAINA MOORHOUSE
2019 BEST SENIOR
MATTHEW MCCOLE
2019 CLUB OF THE YEAR
OLYMPIC MULLINGAR
2019 REF/JUDGE OF THE YEAR
LOCKY GANNON
2019 HALL OF FAME AWARD
SEAN CROWLEY
2019 SERVICES TO BOXING NATIONAL
TONY DAVITT
2019 SERVICES TO BOXING NATIONAL
FERGAL REDMOND
2019 SERVICES TO BOXING CONNACHT
DR EAMON FALLER
2019 SERVICES TO BOXING MUNSTER
John Casey (Macroom)
2019 SERVICES TO BOXING LEINSTER
Eddie Cummins (St Bridgid’s, Edenderry)
2019 SERVICES TO BOXING ULSTER
Paddy Graham (Clonard)
2019 SERVICES TO BOXING DUBLIN CO BOARD
Bobby Redmond (Portmarnock)
2019 SERVICES TO BOXING ANTRIM CO BOARD
Harry Cunningham (Saints)

BOXERS AWARDS
2019 EUROPEAN SCHOOLGIRL BRONZE MEDALIST
CARLEIGH IRVINE
2019 EUROPEAN SCHOOLGIRL BRONZE MEDALIST
NORA JACKMAN
2019 EUROPEAN SCHOOLGIRL BRONZE MEDALIST
SHAKIRA MC CRUDDEN
2019 EUROPEAN SCHOOLGIRL BRONZE MEDALIST
ALICIA KING
2019 EUROPEAN SCHOOLGIRL BRONZE MEDALIST
GABRIELLE MONGAN
2019 EUROPEAN SCHOOLGIRL BRONZE MEDALIST
CARLAGH PEAKE
2019 EUROPEAN SCHOOLGIRL SLIVER MEDALIST
KATIE O’KEEFFE
2019 EUROPEAN SCHOOLGIRL SILVER MEDALIST
ESTHER LAMBE
2019 EUROPEAN SCHOOLGIRL SILVER MEDALIST
GEORGIA DUNNE MCGOVERN
2019 EUROPEAN SCHOOLGIRL SILVER MEDALIST
AVA ROSE HENRY LYNDON
2019 SCHOOLGIRL GOLD MEDALIST
CAOIMHE KINSELLA
2019 EUROPEAN SCHOOLBOY BRONZE MEDALIST
ROY FARRELLY COLGAN
2019 EUROPEAN SCHOOLBOY BRONZE MEDALIST
LAURENCE CONNORS
2019 EUROPEAN SCHOOLBOY BRONZE MEDALIST
THOMAS WARD
2019 EUROPEAN SCHOOLBOY BRONZE MEDALIST
CAOLAN DEVLIN
2019 EUROPEAN SCHOOLBOY SILVER MEDALIST
SEAN TYNDALL
2019 EUROPEAN SCHOOLBOY SILVER MEDALIST
MICHAEL MC CARTHY
2019 EUROPEAN SCHOOLBOY GOLD MEDALIST
ADAM OLANIYA
2019 EUROPEAN JUNIOR BRONZE MEDALIST
ROBYN KELLY
2019 EUROPEAN JUNIOR BRONZE MEDALIST
AALIYAH BUTLER
2019 EUROPEAN JUNIOR BRONZE MEDALIST
TIEGAN FARRELL
2019 EUROPEAN JUNIOR BRONZE MEDALIST
DEARBHLA TINNELLY
2019 EUROPEAN JUNIOR SILVER MEDALIST
WINNIE MC DONAGH
2019 EUROPEAN JUNIOR GOLD MEDALIST
CHLOE GABRIEL
2019 EUROPEAN JUNIOR BRONZE MEDALIST
MARTIN MC CULLOUGH
2019 EUROPEAN JUNIOR GOLD MEDALIST
MICHAEL DONOGHUE
2019 EUROPEAN JUNIOR BRONZE MEDALIST
TAYLOR GUINEY
2019 EUROPEAN YOUTH BRONZE MEDALIST
DAINA MOOREHOUSE
2019 EUROPEAN YOUTH BRONZE MEDALIST
LEAH GALLEN
2019 EUROPEAN YOUTH BRONZE MEDALIST
LISA O’ROURKE
2019 EUROPEAN YOUTH GOLD MEDALIST
NIAMH FAY
2019 EUROPEAN GAMES BRONZE MEDALIST
GRAINNE WALSH
2019 EUROPEAN GAMES SILVER MEDALIST
MICHAELA WALSH
2019 EUROPEAN GAMES SILVER MEDALIST
KELLIE HARRINGTON
2019 EUROPEAN MEN’S ELITE BRONZE MEDALIST
MICHAEL NEVIN
2019 EUROPEAN MEN’S ELITE BRONZE MEDALIST
REGAN BUCKLEY
2019 EUROPEAN MEN’S ELITE GOLD MEDALIST
KURT WALKER
2019 EUROPEAN U22 GOLD MEDALIST
2019 EUROPEAN ELITE WOMEN’S BRONZE MEDALIST
AMY BROADHURST
2019 EUROPEAN ELITE WOMEN’S GOLD MEDALIST
AOIFE O’ROURKE

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Jonny Stapleton

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