TG4 Finally Confirmed for National Elite Senior Finals – RUNNING ORDER


It’s been something of an open secret within Irish boxing but TG4‘s broadcast of this coming Saturday’s Liffey Crane Hire National Elite Senior finals has been confirmed.

The Irish-language terrestrial channel will air a portion of the 18-fight – 17 finals, 1 international contest – card from the National Stadium this weekend.

It is another encouraging move into boxing from TG4 who last week

Boxing has been afforded just over a two-and-a-quarter hours slot. This is slightly down on the two-and-a-half hours that featured on RTÉ2 last year where five finals were shown.

The broadcast will begin at 8:45pm and end at 11:03pm

Senior finals night will be returning to TG4 for the first time since 2015 and commentary will be provided by Seán Bán Breathnach – commentator for both pro shows which featured on the channel last year.

Today the IABA also released a running order for the night which states that boxing begins at 5:45pm.

The schedule does not specify which bouts will be shown live on TG4 – however it can be ascertained that it will be a selection of contests from the latter portion of the bill.

The running order, of course, is subject to change.

First bell – 5:45pm

48kg – Chloe Fleck (Canal) V Donna Barr (Iliies G)
49kg – Regan Buckley (St Teresa’s) V Sean Mari (Monkstown D)
75kg – Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea) V Cheyanne O’Neill (Athlone)
57kg – Michaela Walsh (Monkstown A) V Dearvla Duffy (Crumlin)
57kg – Christian Cekiso (Portlaoise) V Paddy Adamus (Drimnagh)
60kg – Dominic Bradley (Errigal) V David Oliver Joyce (Ballymun)
64kg – Moira McElligott (St Michael’s K) V Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan)
52kg – Evan Metcalf (Hyland BA) V Adam Hession (Monivea)
75kg – Gabriel Dossen (Olympic G) V Emmett Brennan (Glasnevin)
80kg – Leona Houlihan (Crumlin) V Lisa Browne (Aglish)
91kg – Tony Browne (St Michael’s D) V Kenneth Okungbowa (Athlone)
51kg – Carly McNaul (Holy Family GG) V Niamh Early (Ryston)
63kg – James McGivern (St George’s) V George Bates (St Mary’s)
69kg – Christina Desmond (Fr Horgan’s) V Grainne Walsh (Sparticus)
81kg – Thomas O’Toole (Celtic Eagles) V Tommy Hyde (Mayfield)
69kg – Kieran Molloy (Oughterard) V Paddy Donovan (OLOL)
60kg – Kelly Harrington (Ireland) V Jelena Jelic (Sweden)
91+kg – Dean Gardiner (Clonmel) V Martin Keenan (Rathkeale)

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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