National Elite Championship Semi Final latest

Joe Ward advanced to the light-heavyweight final  at the 2012 Irish Daily Star sponsored Elite Senior Championships  at Dublin’s National Stadium tonight.
The current European and Irish champion recorded a  17-4 victory over Davey Joe Joyce to book his ticket into next  Friday’s 81Kg final.
The Moate BC southpaw will now face either Ken  Egan or Eamon Walsh – who meet tomorrow night – in next weekend’s  decider.
London 2012 Olympians Darren O’Neill, John Joe  Nevin and Michael Conlan – all defending champions – also progressed  tonight.
Kilkenny middleweight O’Neill beat Conrad Cummings  and Cavan BC bantamweight Nevin had to come from behind to edge out  Cummings’ Holy Trinity Belfast team-mate Sean McComb  13-12.
Conlan, who boxes out of the St John Bosco BC in  Belfast, forced Dublin flyweight Shane Roche into two standing counts  in the third en route to a 28-12  decision.
Tonight’s semi-finals also saw defending champions   Michael McDonagh, Ross Hickey, Adam Nolan and Con Sheehan and Tommy  McCarthy progress.
Sheehan, who is aiming for his 5th Irish title  in-a-row at two different weights, beat Ken Okungbowa in the super-heavyweight  class.
Hugh Myres secured a 23-15 win over Evan Metcalfe  in the first contest of the evening, while McDonagh beat 2010 European bronze medalist Tyrone McCullagh on a  night when all the winners were boxing out of the red  corner.
The remaining semi-finals at the 2012  Elite Championships will be resolved tomorrow  evening.
The finals will be held of Friday, February  3rd.

2012 Elite  Championships National Stadium Dublin
Friday January 27th S/Finals (7pm)
49Kg: Hugh Myres (Ryston) beat Evan Metcalfe (Crumlin)  23-15
52Kg: Michael Conlan (St John Bosco) beat Shane Roche  (Corinthians) 28-12
56Kg: John Joe Nevin (Cavan) beat Sean McComb (Holy  Trinity) 13-12
60Kg: Michael McDonagh (St Marys) beat Tyrone McCullagh  (Holy Family GG) 11-5
64Kg: Ross Hickey (Grangecon) beat Niall Murray (Gorey)  15-12
69Kg: Adam Nolan (Bray) beat Willie McLaughlin (Illies GG)  17-12
75Kg: Darren O’Neill (Paulstown) beat Conrad Cummings  (Holy Trinity) 13-10
81Kg: Joe Ward (Moate) beat  David Joe Joyce  (Ballinacargy) 17-4
91Kg: Tommy McCarthy (Oliver Plunkett) beat  Stephen  Ward (Monkstown) 16-11
91+Kg: Con Sheehan (Clonmel) beat  Ken Okungbowa  (Moate) 17-8
Saturday January 28th  S/Finals (7pm)
51Kg: Emma Duffy Crumlin) v Ceire Smith (Cavan)
52Kg:  Chris Phelan (Ryston) v Ruairi Dalton (Holy Trinity)
54Kg: Michelle Chamber  (Castlebar) v Michelle Lynch (Golden Gloves)
56Kg: Michael Nevin (Portlaoise)  v Glenn Murray (Corinthians)
60Kg: Carla Wright (Gleann) W/O
60Kg: Eric  Donovan (St Michael’s Athy) v David Oliver Joyce (St Michael’s Athy)
64Kg:  Sarah Close (Holy Family GG) W/O
64Kg: Stephen Coughlan (Bray) v Martin Wall  (Crumlin)
60Kg: Patricia Roddy (Bray) v Claire Grace (Callan)
69Kg: Roy  Sheahan (St  Michael’s Athy) v John Joe Joyce (St Michael’s Athy)
75Kg:  Sinead Kavanagh (Drimnagh) W/O
75Kg: Conor Coyle (St Jospehs) v Michael  Reilly (Holy Family)
81Kg: Lauragh O’Neill (Paulstown) W/O
81Kg: Eamon  Walsh (St Annes) v Ken Egan (Neilstown)
91Kg: Patrick Corcoran (Crumlin) v Christy Joyce (St Michael’s  Athy)
91+Kg: Sean Turner (Drimnagh) v David Joyce  (Moate)

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