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National Elite Senior Championships – DAY 3

The semi-finals of the 2018 National Senior Elite Championships will conclude at the National Stadium tonight.

11 semi-finals will be decided as well as an outstanding novice and u-18 final.

There are plenty of intriguing match-ups to be decided. Michael Nevin, who looked impressive against David Biscevas last night, goes up against Gerard French – who scored a sensational stoppage last night.

In the battle to take over the heavyweight spot, Belfast veteran Jason Barron goes against Dublin Russian Kiril Afanasev.

Then, at middleweight, there is a nice clash of styles between awkward Waterford puncher Kelyn Cassidy and Derry-Donegal destroyer Brett McGinty who has stepped up from welter.

Boxing begins at 7:00pm to confirm the line-up for next Saturday night’s finals.

Ticket prices for tonight’s semi-finals are €15 for adults and €5 for children (U/15). Admission is payable at the door.

2018 National Elite Men’s and Women’s Championships National Stadium Dublin
Saturday February 17th (7pm)
48kg Courtney Daly (Crumlin) V Shannon Sweeney (St Annes)
48kg Megan Doyle (Whitechurch) V Carol Coughlan (Monkstown D)
57kg Michaela Walsh (Mokstown A) W/O Tiegan Russell (Fr Horgans)
69kg Grainne Walsh (Sparticus) V Ciara Sheedy (Ardnaree)
69kg Gillian Duffy (Bray) V Ciara Ginty (Geesala)
75kg Kelyn Cassidy (Savious Crystal) V Brett McGinty (Oakleaf)
75kg Gerard French (Clonard Antrim) V Michael Nevin (Portlaoise)
81kg Karol Blugosz (Scorpion) V Brian Kennedy (St Marys Daingean)
81kg Tony Browne (St Michaels Dub) V Caomhin Hynes (Holy Trinity)
91kg Liam Greene (South Meath) V Kevin Sheehy (St Francis)
91kg Kiril Afanasev (Smithfield) V Jason Barron (Holy Trinity)
91+kg Martin Keenan (Rathkeale) V John McDonnell (Crumlin)

U/18 Final
69kg Nadine Dermody (Raging Bull) V Elice Elliott (South Meath)

Novice Final
52kg Anita Larkin (Baldoyle) V Kinga Krzak (Celtic Eagles)


Joe O'Neill

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