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Weekend Preview: February 10-11th

The quiet Winter months are well and truly over.

Three of the four weekends in February see pro shows being ran in Ireland. This coming weekend is pro show free, however there are still Irish boxers in action on both sides of the Atlantic on Saturday night.

Peter McDonagh [27(3)-28(2)-1] features on the Lenny Daws v Anthony Yigit undercard at the Westcroft Leisure Centre in Surrey. The three-weight Irish champion, who has recently called for a bout with Conor McGregor, will box a to-be-confirmed foe on the bill.

At the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel in California there is a second pro fight for Monaghan’s Larry Fryers [1(0)-0]. The New York-based Clones man, who will feature on the Mick Conlan Madison Square Garden debut card, will box debutant Rolando Padilla over four.

Finally, at the Wellsburg Firehall in West Virginia, there is a return to the ring for cruiserweight Sean Conway [2(0)-1(0)-1]. Tonka Truck is the eldest of the three boxing Conway brothers who are of Cork descent. The Mountaineer will face Randy Campbell [3(2)-18(7)] over four.

Also taking place in the National Stadium in Dublin on both Friday and Saturday are the semi-finals of the National Elite Senior Championships, the line up for which is as follows:

48kg Carol Coughlan (Monkstown D) V Kristina O’Hara (St John Bosco A)
49kg Blaine Dobbins (St Josephs Derry) V Connor Jordan (St Aidans)
52kg Brendan Irvine (St Pauls Antrim) V TJ Waite (Ormeau Road)
57kg Dervla Duffy (Mulhuddart) V Tiegan Russell (Fr Horgans)
57kg Amanda Coughlan (Paulstown) V Moira McElligot (St Michaels Athy)
56kg Kurt Walker (Canal) V Evan Metcalfe (Crumlin)
60kg George Bates (St Marys Dublin) V Gary McKenna (Old School)
64kg Sidhbh Greene (St Brigids Eden) V Emma Agnew (Delagan)
64kg Sean McComb (Holy Trinity) V Patrick Linehan (St Marys Dublin)
69kg Dean Walsh (St Ibars) V Tiernan Bradley (Sacred Heart O)
75kg Emmett Brennan (Glasnevin) V Fearghus Quinn (Camlough)
81kg Joe Ward (Moate) V Michael Frayne (St Marys)
91kg Darren O’Neill (Paulstown) V John Joe McDonagh (Crumlin)
91+kg Damien Sullivan (Emerald Antrim) V Martin Keenan (Rathkeale)

52kg Thomas McCarthy (Mayfield) V Adam Courtney (St Marys Dublin)
56kg Myles Casey (St Francis) V Stephen McKenna (Old School)
60kg Shauna O’Keeffe (Clonmel) V Amy Broadhurst (Delgean)
60kg Gerard Matthews (St Pauls Antrim) V Patrick Mongan (Olympic)
64kg Cheyanne O’Neill (Ahtlone) V Ciara Ginty (Geesala)
64kg Benaldo Marime (Holy Trinity) V Wayne Kelly (Ballynacargy)
69kg Tina Donnelly (Corinthians) V Grainne Walsh (Spartacus)
69kg Peter Carr (Crumlin) V Brett McGinty (Oakleaf)
75kg Stephen Broadhurst (Delagan) V Caoimhin Hynes (Holy Trinity)
81kg Tony Browne (St Michaels Dub) V Sean Allen (Arlow)
91kg Cormac Long (Rathkeale) V Kenneth Okungbowa (Athlone)
91+kg Bernie O’Reilly (Portlaoise) v Thomas Carty (Glasnevin)

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

Joe O'Neill

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