Team Northern Ireland make it 14 wins in a row in Commonwealths

By IABA Press Officer Bernard O’Neill

Fourteen wins in-a-row – beat that!

The entire Northern Ireland squad, pictured above, are through to the finals of the Youth Commonwealth Games following another incredible day in Samoa.

Irish champions Stephen McKenna, James McGivern, Tiernan Bradley, Aidan Walsh and Breet McGinty all won to improve the squad to 14 and 0 in the South Pacific.

All five are guaranteed at least a silver medal each.

“A great day’s boxing by all,” said coach John Conlan, who is working the squad’s corner with Damien Kennedy at the Games.

The finals will be held tomorrow. Click here for website.
Commonwealth Youth Games

September 7th
49kg Stephen McKenna beat Steven Pius (Tanzania) 2-1
56kg James McGivern beat Beupu Noki (Papua New Guinea) TKO3
60kg Tiernan Bradley beat Eric Ngema (South Africa) 3-0
64kg Aidan Walsh beat Edrian Volcker (Seychelles) 3-0

September 8th

49kg Stephen McKenna beat Kieran McDonald (England) 2-1
56kg James McGivern beat Kutiwano Ogaketse (Botswana) 3-0
60kg Tiernan Bradley beat Aliu Ibrahim Abayo (Nigeria) 3-0
64kg Aiden Walsh beat Tevili Steven (Kiribati) 3-0
69kg Brett McGinty beat Ryan Scaife (New Zealand) 3-0

September 9th S/Finals
49kg Stephen McKenna beat Leichombam Singh (India) 3-0
56kg James McGivern beat George Payne(Australia) 3-0
60kg Tiernan Bradley beat Dalton Smith (England) 3-0
64kg Aidan Walsh beat Prayag Chatham (India) 3-0
69kg Brett McGinty beat Jack Gipp (Australia) 3-0

September 10th
49kg Stephen McKenna v Tyler Bilzzard (Australia)
56kg James McGivern v William Stuart (Scotland)
60kg Tiernan Bradley v TBA
64kg Aidan Walsh v Matthew Rennie (Isle Of Man)
69kg Brett McGinty v TBA


49kg Stephen McKenna (Old School)
56kg James McGivern (St Georges)
60kg Tiernan Bradley (Scared Heart Omagh)
64kg Aidan Walsh (Holy Family)
69kg Brett McGinty (Oakleaf)

John Conlan (HP)
Damien Kennedy (Toome


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