National Elite Senior Championships – Semi-Finals Day 2 RESULTS

The semi-finals for the 2019 National Elite Championships were completed this evening with 13 high-quality bouts.

The tournament this year featured record numbers of entries and tonight boasted a line-up that was akin to a finals night.

Starting off the night, relentless Lisburn puncher Chloe Fleck overcame Courtney Daly to set up a repeat of the Ulster final with Donna Barr – who received a walkover tonight.

James McGivern and George Bates have both moved up to light welter after the removal of lightweight from the Olympic roster and both made it safely through to the final tonight.

Kieran Molloy was given a test by Luke Maguire but emerged victorious while Paddy Donovan edged Aidan Walsh in a cagey corresponding semi – what a final that will be.

At midleweight, 2017 champion Emmett Brennan beat Ulster champ Fearghus Quinn while a heavily limping Gabriel Dossen was able to get past Brett McGinty.

The well-supported Tommy Hyde squeaked past Paul McCullagh in a battle of the big punchers and will meet Thomas O’Toole in the light heavy final.

In a messy, bloody bout, defending heavyweight champion Kirill Afanasev was sensationally dumped out on a 3-1 split by Tony Browne. The other semi saw Kenny Okungbowa, a runner up multiple times, overcome Ulster champion Karol Dlugosz.

Up at super heavy, Dean Gardiner and Martin Keenan both won to set up a repeat of last year’s final.

2019 National Men’s and Women’s Elite Championships National Stadium Dublin

Saturday February 16th
48kg Chloe Fleck (Canal) beat Courtney Daly (Crumlin) 5-0
48kg Donna Barr (Illies GG) beat Emma Feeney (Virginia) W/O
63kg James McGivern (St George’s) beat Kenneth Doyle (Monkstown Dub) 4-1
63kg George Bates (St Marys’ Dublin) beat Keith Flavin (Paulstown) 5-0
69kg Kieran Molloy (Oughterard) beat Luke Maguire (Esker) 4-1
69kg Patrick Donovan (OLOL) beat Aidan Walsh (Monkstown Antrim) 3-2
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic) beat Brett McGinty (Oakleaf) 5-0
75kg Emmett Brennan (Glasnevin) beat Fearghus Quinn (Camlough) 4-1
81kg Thomas O’Toole (Celtic Eagles) beat David Bicevis (St Saviours OBA)
81kg Tommy Hyde (Mayfield) beat Paul McCullagh (St John Bosco Bel) 3-2
91kg Tony Browne (St Michaels Dub) beat Kiril Afanasev (Smithfield) 3-1
91kg Kenneth Okungbowa (Athlone) beat Karol Dlugosz (Scorpion) 5-0
91+kg Dean Gardiner (Clonmel) beat Thomas Carthy (Crumlin) 5-0
91+kg Martin Keenan (Rathkeale) beat Gytis Linsiskas (Celtic Eagles) 5-0

Saturday February 23rd
48kg Chloe Fleck (Canal) V Donna Barr (Illies GG)
49kg Regan Buckley (St Teresa’s) V Sean Mari (Monkstown D)
51kg Carly McNaul (Holy Family GG) V Niamh Early (Ryston)
52kg Evan Metcalfe (Hyland BA) V Adam Hession (Monivea)
54kg Emma Flannery (Baldoyle) W/O
57kg Michaela Walsh (Monkstown Antrim) V Dervla Duffy (Crumlin)
57kg Christian Cekiso (Portlaoise) V Patryk Adamus (Drimnagh)
60kg Kelly Harrington (St Marys Dublin) W/O
60kg Dominic Bradley (Errigal) V David O Joyce (Ballymun)
63kg James McGivern (St George’s) v George Bates (St Mary’s Dublin)
64kg Moira McElligott (St Michael’s Athy) V Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan)
69kg Christina Desmond (Fr Horgan’s) V Gráinne Walsh (Sparticus)
69kg Kieran Molloy (Oughterard) V Winner
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea) V Cheyanne O’Neill (Athlone)
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic) V Emmett Brennan (Glasnevin)
80kg Leona Houlihan (Crumlin) V Lisa Browne (Aglish)
80+kg Nell Fox (Rathkeale) W/O
81kg Tommy Hyde (Mayfield) V THomas O’Toole (Celtic Eagles)
91kg Tony Browne (St MIchael’s Dublin) V Kenny Okungbowa (Athlone)
91+kg Dean Gardiner (Clonmel) V Martin Keenan (Rathkeale)

Friday February 15th
Q/Finals & S/Finals
48kg Chloe Fleck (Canal) beat Carol Coughlan (Monkstown D) 4-0
48kg Donna Barr (Illies GG) beat Ciara Walsh (Smithfield) 5-0
49kg Sean Mari (Monkstown D) beat Rory Baird (Ederney) 5-0
52kg Adam Hession (Monivea) beat Ricky Nesbitt (Holy Family Drog) 4-0
57kg Dearbhla Duffy (Crumlin) beat Mary Geraghty (St Anthony’s Dub) 5-0
57kg Christian Cekiso (Portlaoise) beat Myles Casey (St Francis) 4-1
57kg Patryk Adamus (Drimnagh) beat Tommy Casey (St Francis) 4-1
60kg David Oliver Joyce (Ballymun) beat Shane Flavin (Portlaoise) 4-1
64kg Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan) beat Shauna O’Callaghan (Clann Naofa) 5-0
69kg Christina Desmond (Fr Horgans) beat Tina Donnelly (Dublin Docklands) RSCI3
69kg Grainne Walsh (Sparticus) beat Gillian Duffy (St Mary’s Dublin) 5-0

Saturday February 9th
63kg James McGivern (St Georges) beat Wayne Kelly (Portlaoise) 5-0
63kg Kenneth Doyle (Monkstown Dub) beat Gerard Matthews (St Pauls Antrim) 4-1
63kg Keith Flavin (Paulstown) beat Matthew McCole (Dungloe) 3-2
63kg George Bates (St Marys, Dublin) beat Michael Avetisian (Swords) RSCI3
69kg Kieran Molloy (Oughterard) beat Aaron Daly (Castlebar) 5-0
69kg Luke Maguire (Esker) beat Michael McGrane (Crumlin) 5-0
69kg Patrick Donovan (O.L.O.L.) beat Conor Ivors (St Francis) 5-0
69kg Aidan Walsh (Monkstown Antrim) beat Dean Walsh (St Ibars/Josephs) 4-1
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic) beat Michael Nevin (Portlaoise) 3-2
75kg Brett McGinty (Oakleaf) beat Kelyn Cassidy (Saviours Crystal) 3-2
75kg Fearghus Quinn (Camlough) beat Gerard French (Emerald Antrim) 5-0
75kg Emmett Brennan (Glasnevin) beat Tony McGlynn (Crumlin) 5-0
91kg Anthony Browne (St Michaels Dub) beat Liam Greene (South Meath) 4-1
91kg Kenneth Okungbowa (Athlone) beat Danny O’Brien (Santry/Defence Forces) 5-0
91kg Karol Dlugosz (Scorpion) beat Geoffrey Kavanagh (St Michaels) 4-1
81kg David Bicevis (St Saviours OBA) beat Robbie Burke (Glasnevin) 3-2
91+kg Dean Gardiner (Clonmel) beat Tommy Sheahan (St Michaels Athy) RSC1
91+kg Thomas Carthy (Crumlin) beat Dean Scullion (Loughshore) 5-0
91+kg Gydis Linskyas (Celtic Eagles) beat Antoine Griffin (Celtic Eagles) 3-2
91+kg Martin Keenan (Rathkeale) beat Stephen McMonagle (Holy Trinity) 5-0

Friday February 8th
57kg Christian Cekiso (Portlaoise) beat Conor Kerr (Monkstown Antrim) 5-0
57kg Tommy Casey (St Francis’s) beat Adam Courtney (St Mary’s Dublin) 4-0
63kg James McGivern (St George’s) beat Senan Kelly (Crumlin) 5-0
63kg Gerard Matthews (St Pauls Antrim) beat Stephen Lockhart (Baldoyle) 5-0
63kg Kenneth Doyle (Monkstown Dub) beat Craig Kavanagh (Crumlin) 4-1
63kg Matthew McCole (Dungloe) beat Dylan Duffy (Pegasus) 5-0
63kg Michael Avetisian (Swords) beat Terry McEntee (Old School/DCU) 4-1
69kg Aaron Daly (Castlebar) beat Fergal Redmond (Arklow) 5-0
69kg Aidan Walsh (Monkstown Antrim) beat Eugene McKeever (Holy Family Drog) 3-2
91+kg Tommy Sheahan (St Michael’s Athy) beat Denis Borskins (Sacred Heart Newry) 5-0
91+kg Stephen McMonagle (Holy Trinity) beat James Clarke (Crumlin) 4-1


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