National Under-22 Championships Men’s Finals – RUNNING ORDER

The National Under 22 Championships conclude tonight at the National Stadium with the Men’s finals.

It is an important night, as the IABA are using the results as part of their selection process for the Irish squad that will go to the European Men’s under 22 Championships which begin in Braila, Romania on March 13th.

The Europeans return this year after a five-year absence. At the inaugural tournament in Kaliningrad, Russia in 2012 (at under 23 level), Jason Quigley and Hugh Myers won gold and silver to help Ireland finish in a top five position in the medals table.

Admission for tonight’s finals is €10 for adults and €5 for children (Under 14).

Action begins at the home of Irish boxing at 6:30pm, with the Under 22 finals taking place and being followed by the finals of the Men’s National Novices.

Club deals: €100 for 20 members (€5 each). Admission is payable at the door.

National Men’s and Women’s U/22 and Novice Championships

January 27th (6:30pm)
Men’s U/22 Finals
49kg Darryl Moran (Illies GG) V Jordan Leahy (Urlingford)
52kg Jason McKay (Holy Family GG) V Jordan Moore (Glasnevin)
56kg Jack Kelly (Cherry Orchard) V James McGivern (St Georges)
60kg Martin Sammon (Olympic Galway) V Dylan Duffy (Pegasus)
64kg Caoimhin Ferguson (Gleann) V Keith Flavin (Paulstown)
69kg John Maughan (St Marys Dublin) V Eugene McKeever (Holy Family Drogheda)
75kg Kelyn Cassidy (Saviours Crystal) V Martin Collins (Darndale)
81kg Brian Kennedy (St Marys Daingean) V Wayne Rafferty (St Cianans)
91kg Cormac Long (Rathkeale) V Geoffrey Kavanagh (Glasnevin)
91+kg Cian O’Shaughnessy (Rathkeale) V Thomas Carty (Glasnevin)

Men’s Novice Finals (approximately 9:00pm)
54kg Kevin McGrath (Angels) W/O
57kg Caolan McConnell (Navan) V Erikas Skadas (Crumlin)
60kg Brian Cassidy (Loughshore) V Ian Kelleher (Togher)
64kg Conor Jennings (St Monicas U) V John Paul Quinlan (Urlingford)
67kg Darragh Boland (Greenside) V Darren Rowland (Dealgan)
71kg Arturas Masarous (Portlaoise) V Damien O’Donoghue (St Conleths)
75kg Eddie Tracey (St Teresas) V Shane O’Brien (St Francis)
81kg Jordan Lawlor (Ratoath) V Darren Cole (Ballincarrow)
85kg Niall O’Hagan (Loughshore) V Chris Patterson (Canal)
91kg Damien O’Boyle (Sean McDermott) V Niall Coady (Saviours Crystal)
91+kg Gatis Janesevskis (Tullow) V Dean Scullion (Loughshore)

Eric Donovan joins Gavan Casey and Joe O’Neill on Episode 2 of the Irish Boxing Show:

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