National Under-22 Championships – ENTRY LIST

Next Friday (January 13th) sees the start of the new National Under-22 Championships.

The tournament is part of a big push by the IABA to develop a clearer pathway for boxers from underage the Senior Elite level, rather than putting talented fighters into the Senior Elite Championships before they are ‘ready’ per say.

For men there is the added benefit and incentive of the European Under-22 Championships which take place in Romania in March, and the winners of this month’s championships are likely to be chosen for the Irish squad.

The IABA have released the entry list for the championships, as it stands, along with the entry list for the National Novices which will run concurrently with the Under-22s.

There are some big names set to take part, however many more are yet to confirm that they will, or wont, take part (perhaps keeping their cards close to their chests) and it is expected that the entry list will be fleshed out considerably before the closing date for entries next Wednesday.

Male U/22
49kg
Jordan Leahy (Urlingford)

52kg
Mark Corcoran (Corinthians)

56kg
Shane Flavin (Paulstown)
Jack Kelly (Cherry Orchard)

60kg
Anthony Dinnegan (Mullingar Elite)
Martin Delaney (Olympic)
Nathan Fleet (Crumlin)
Martin Sammon (Olympic)
Stephen Lockhart (Baldoyle)
Garry Cully (St Davids)
Stephen Mooney (St Marys Daingean)

64kg
James Cahill (St Teresas)
Keith Flavin (Paulstown)
James Cleary (Olympic)
Lee Harris (Darndale)
Thomas Boyd (Thurles)

69kg
John Joe Nevin (Mullingar Elite)
Martin Stokes (Darndale)

75kg
Peter Carr (Crumlin)
Rhys Moran (St Pauls)
Martin Collins (Darndale)
Dylan Devin (St Davids)

81kg
Pierce Sherry (Johnstown)
Brian Kennedy (St Marys, Daingean)

91kg
Kevin Sheehy (St Francis)
Terry O’Toole (Enniskerry)
Cormac Long (Rathkeale)
Cian O’Shaughnessy (Rathkeale)

91kg+
John McDonald (Crumlin)

Female U/22
48kg
Megan Flynn (Cherry Orchard)

51kg
Shauna Blaney (Navan)
Emma Flannery (Baldoyle)

54kg —

57kg
Tiegan Russell (Tom Power)
Nicole Moorehouse (Clonard, Wexford)

60kg
Shauneen Flynn (Crumlin)

64kg
Ciara Ginty (Geesala)

69kg
Grainne Walsh (Spartacus)

75kg —

81kg
Nell Fox (Rathkeale)

81+kg —

The provisional entry list for the National Novices is:
Male Novice
49kg —

51kg —

54kg —

57kg–
Caolan McConnell

60kg
Michael Duggan (Dungarvan)

64kg
Cian Campbell (Sacred Heart N)
Barry Fitpatrick (St Teresas)
Colm Sharkey (Galbally)
John Paul Quinlan (Urlingford)
Peter Keenan (Leos, Athlone)
Martin Scully (Thurles)
Kyle Clinton (Dunboyne)

67kg
Jordan Kelly (Dunboyne)

71kg
Shane McMorrow (St Teresas)
Ellis McGuinness (Ballyshannon)
Lex Weston (Bangor)

75kg
Eddie Treacy (St Teresas)
Brian O’Shea (Olympic)
Shane O’Brien (St Francis)
Eugene Mischenko (Rudiarius)
Liam Codd (Ballincarrow)
William Hughes (Dunboyne)

81kg
Aaron Lynan (Johnstown)
Conor Teulin (Dunboyne)
Darren Cole (Ballincarrow)

85kg
Pater McGolderick (Galbally)
Ciaran Quillian (Sliabh Luachra)
David O’Reilly (Ballincarrow)

91kg
Kevin Cronin (Cashen Vale)
Eamon Gilligan (Dunboyne)
Seamus Leahy (Rathkeale)

91kg+
Micky Burke (Johnstown)
Mattie Lynch (Doolin)
Nicholas Scott (Mourne All Blacks)

Female Novice
46kg —

48kg —

50kg —

52kg —

54kg
Anita Larkin (Baldoyle)

57kg —

60kg
Tanya O’Flynn (St Francis)

63kg
Jeannette Boden (Freshford)

66kg —

70kg —

75kg —

80kg —

86kg —

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