National Senior Elite final pairings and running order
Three former Olympians, Darren O’Neill, Adam Nolan and John Joe Joyce, one ex European Elite champion, Ray Moylette, two defending champions, Dean Walsh and Michael O’Reilly, and one ex European Elite champion, Roy Sheahan, will be amongst those battling it out for National Elite glory at the National Stadium in Dublin next Friday evening.
The St Francis BC in Limerick and St Michael’s Athy in Kildare had two boxers apiece through to the finals of the flag ship tournament of Irish boxing. Ten titles will be up for grabs on Friday.
Boxing begins at 7:30pm
2015 Elite Male Finals January 23rd (Red corner v Blue corner, left to right)
49kg – Light-flyweight – Brendan Irvine (St Pauls, Antrim) v Hugh Myers (St Brigids, Kildare)
52kg – Flyweight – Myles Casey (St Francis, Limerick) v Evan Metcalfe (Crumlin, Dublin)
56kg – Bantamweight – Kurt Walker (Canal, Antrim) v Sean Higginson (St John Bosco, Antrim)
56kg – Lightweight – Sean McComb (Holy Trinity, Belfast) v George Bates (St Marys, Dublin)
64kg – Light-welterweight – Dean Walsh (St Joesphs/St Ibars, Wexford) v Ray Moylette (St Annes, Mayo)
69kg – Welterweight – John Joe Joyce (St Michael’s Athy, Kildare) v Adam Nolan (Bray, Wicklow)
75kg – Middleweight – Michael O’Reilly (Portlaoise, Laois) v Stephen Broadhurst (Dealgan, Dundalk)
81kg – Light-heavyweight – Roy Sheahan (St Michael’s Athy, Kildare) Matthew Tinker (St Francis, Limerick)
91kg – Heavyweight – Darren O’Neill (Paulstown, Kilkenny) v Ken Okungbowa (Athlone)
91kg+ – Super-heavy – Dean Gardiner (Clonmel, Tipperary) v Constantin Popovicu (Johnstown, Meath)
(Defending champions: 64kg Dean Walsh: 75kg Michael O’Reilly)