Patryk Adamus makes Irish boxing history

Patryk Adamus, of National College of Ireland and Drimnagh BC, makes history today by becoming the first ever Irish Third-Level student to box in a FISU final.

The World Cup includes 6 sports: Boxing, Karate, Muaythai, Sambo, Wrestling and Wushu. It takes place in Samsun, Turkey, from September 21st to 30th. The cup embraces a university-versus-university format instead of national delegations. The tournament ‘s website is here.

The Cup is a biannual event organised by FISU, the International University Sports Federation, of which Ireland has been a member since 1987.

The Driminagh BC fighter won through to today’s final against Turkey following his semi final last night against rugged Ukrainian opposition. The National Elite title winner won the first round convincingly despite getting a cut over his eye following a clash of heads. Despite this distraction, the NCI student continued landing stinging punches in the second but heads clashed on numerous occasions lead to the doctor being called to assess. Eventually, the doctor stopped the bout and with Adamus ahead on the scorecard, he was awarded a unanimous decision. Following the bout, the Irish fighter was taken to the hospital where he recieved stitches and was informed he could contest the decider.

On Wednesday, Leanne Murphy from Togher in Cork and a student on UL lost against the French champion in the 66KG quarter final. Despite a gallant effort, the Limerick student couldn’t find the punches to trouble her much more experienced opponent. The fight was Murphy’s first at elite level international championship.

Aoibhe Carabine from Bangor Erris in Mayo and ATU Galway, lost her semi final to a top quality Turkish opponent despite leaving it all in the ring in terms of performance.  She will return home with her bronze medal from her quarter final win.

Matthew McCole won his quarter final on a 4-0 scoreline to claim bronze on Wednesday but in the process, he suffered a cut to his head that required hospital treatment meaning he couldn’t box in his semi-final on Thursday night.

Darren O’Connor from Loughrea and representing University of Galway, was beaten in his semi final by a former world youth champion and seven times French champion. He too goes home with a bronze medal and got three bouts, two wins, one stoppage and an immense amount of experience as this too was his first ever elite level international championship.

The World Cup includes 6 sports: Boxing, Karate, Muaythai, Sambo, Wrestling and Wushu. It takes place in Samsun, Turkey, from September 21st to 30th. The cup embraces a university-versus-university format instead of national delegations. The tournament ‘s website is here.

The Cup is a biannual event organised by FISU, the International University Sports Federation, of which Ireland has been a member since 1987.

Irish Team:

57kg: Patryk Adamus – National College of Ireland

63.5kg Darren O’Connor – University of Galway

66kg: Leanne Murphy – University of Limerick

71kg: Matthew McCole – Atlantic Technoligical University, Letterkenny

75kg Aoibhe Carabine – Atlantic Technoligical University, Galway.

Team Manager

Paul Geoghegan

Coach

Paddy Gallagher

Jonny Stapleton

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