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National U22 + Open U18 Finals Line-Up

The National Stadium will play host to a festival of boxing these weekend with the conclusion of the U22 National Championships and the U18 Open Competitiion.

The U18 Finals (plus one U22 final and one U22 semi final) will take place on Friday night, with results factoring into team selection for the European Youths in Italy in April.

The U22 Finals then take place on Saturday afternoon with the Men’s results factoring into selection for the European U22s in Romania in March

A high-quality field, there are numerous major international medalists and reigning champions who should contribute to 33 top-class finals.

FRIDAY 6:30pm
U/18 finals
48kg Daina Moorehouse (Enniskerry) V Ciara Brien (St. Davids)
49kg Conor Leneghan (St Pauls Antrim) V Jude Gallagher (Two Castles)
51kg Orinta Ringyte (Riverstown) V Caitlyn Fryers (Immaculata)
52kg Dean Clancy (Ballinacarrow) V Owen Mc Donagh (Leeside Lough)
54kg Mary Geraghty (Baldoyle) V Mai Nguyen (Maynooth)
56kg John Paul Hale (Star) V Brendan Mc Carthy (St. Michaels Athy)
57kg Ellie Preston (Baldoyle) V Dearbhla Rooney (Sean McDermott)
60kg Sean Dempsey (Sacre Coeur) V Alex Higgins (Fr. Horgans)
60kg Aoife Ginty (Geesala) V Tiffany O’Reilly (Curragh)
64kg Danielle McSweeney (Riverstown) V Evelyn Igharo (Clann Naofa)
64kg Pierce O’Leary (Dublin Docklands) V Callum Walsh (Riverstown)
69kg Nadine Dermody (Raging Bull) V Elice Elliott (South Meath)
69kg Christian Preston (Glasnevin) V Edward Donovan (O.L.O.L)
75kg Lauren Kelly (St Brigids Edenderry) W/O
75kg Jack Lawlor (Thurles) V Kane Tucker (Holy Family G-G)
81kg Sophie Thornton (Togher) W/O
81kg Adam Dempsey (Achill) V Edward Barrett (Olympic Galway)
81+kg Alannah Nolan (Ballyhaunis) V Alisha Finney (Ballybrack)
91kg Michael Walsh (Holy Family Drogheda) V Tommy Gavin (Darndale)
91+kg Zack Brennan (Belfast Kronk) V Ownie McDonagh (St. Annes)

SATURDAY 12:00pm
U22 Finals
48kg Emma Feeney (Virginia) V Shannon Sweeney (St Annes)
49kg No Entrants
51kg Nycole Hayes (Togher) V Niamh Early (Ryston)
52kg Conor Quinn (Clonard) V Mark Corcoran (Corinthians)
54kg Kellie McLoughlin (Drimnagh) W/O
56kg Jordan Smith (Holy Family Drogheda) V Jordan Moore (Glasnevin)
57kg Labhaoise Clarke (Cardonagh) V Mary Kate Slattery (St. Michaels Dub)/Shauna Blaney (Navan)
60kg Nicole Moorehouse (Crumlin) V Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan)
60kg Francis Cleary (Ballina) V Patryk Adamus (Drimnagh)
64kg Matthew McCole (Dungloe) V Kenneth Doyle (Monkstown Dublin)
69kg Ciara Sheedy (Ardnaree) V Ciara Ginty (Geesala)
69kg Paddy Donovan (O.L.O.L.) V Michael Avetisian (Glasnevin)
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic Galway) V Chris O’Reilly (Holy Family D) FRIDAY
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea) V Samantha O’Grady (St Marys NR)
81kg Conor Wallace (Holy Family D) V Brian Kennedy (St Marys Daingean)
81+kg Nell Fox (Rathkeale) W/O
91kg James Clarke (Kilnamanagh) V Kevin Sheehy (St Francis)
91+kg Martin J Mongans (Ennis) V Jake Patterson (Crumlin)


Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie