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Katie Taylor hoping to have opponent for Saturdays National Championships Finals

The Irish Amateur Boxing Association are working to confirm an opponent for Olympic champion Katie Taylor for Saturday’s Women’s Elite finals night at the National Stadium in Dublin.
Taylor had been due to meet Alanna Audley-Murphy in the Elite lightweight final, but due to a bereavement in her family Audley-Murphy has withdrawn from the bout.
The Men’s Elite finals will be held on Friday night. The women’s finals will be decided on Saturday evening. Taylor, Ceire Smith and Aisling Byrne have received walkovers.
A number of western European nations have been contacted to provide an opponent for Taylor for an additional bout on Saturday’s finals program.

National Elite Championships 2014 National Stadium Dublin

Men’s Finals March 7th

49kg Hughie Myers (Ryston) v Paddy Barnes (Holy Family)

52kg Adam Courtney (St Marys) v Chris Phelan (Ryston/Defence Forces)

56kg Michael Conlan (St John Bosco) v Tyrone McCullagh (Holy Family)

60kg Sean McComb (Holy Trinity) v David Oliver Joyce (St Michael’s Athy)

64kg Michael Nevin (Portlaoise) v Dean Walsh (St Josephs/St Ibars)

69kg Adam Nolan (Bray) v Stephen Donnelly (All Saints)

75kg Darren O’Neill (Paulstown) v Michael O’Reilly (Portlaoise)

81kg Joe Ward (Moate) v Matthew Tinker (St Francis)

91kg Gary Sweeney (Olympic) v Stephen Ward (Monkstown, Antrim)

91+kg Con Sheehan (Clonmel) v Dean Gardiner (Clonmel)

Women’s Finals March 8th

48KG Lynn Harvey (Crumlin) v Lynn McEnery (St Pauls)

51KG Ceire Smith W/O

54KG Dervla Duffy (Ryston) v Michaela Walsh (Holy Family GG)

57KG Joanna Lambe (Carrickmacross) v Lyndsey Doyle (Gorey)

60kg Katie Taylor (Bray) W/O

64kg Kelly Harrington (Corinthians) v Maeve McElligot (Rathkeale)

69kg Claire Grace (Callan) v Laoise Traynor (Bray)

75kg Claire Sweetman (Palmerstown) v Sinead Kavanagh (Drimnagh)

81kg Aishling Byrne (Paulstown) W/O

81+kg Diana Campbell (Garda) v Fionna Nelson (City of Belfast)


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