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BY BERNARD O’NEILL (IABA PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER)
Ireland’s Christine Gargan and Katie Rowland had to settle for silver from today’s European Youth & Junior Championships finals in Calais, France.
Gargan, from the St Georges BC in Belfast, was beaten 12-1 by Svetlana Dmitrieva of Russia in the 46Kg Junior final.
And Geesala BC flyweight Rowland, a five time Irish champion, was agonisingly edged out on a razor thin 10-9 count-back by Russia’s Victoriya Kuleshava following a 4-4 tie in the 51Kg Youth final.
Nicole Meli, Mikela Walsh, Sarah Close and Clare Grace all claimed bronze at the tournament to ensure that Ireland’s 10-strong squad secured a very impressive haul of six medals from France.
Speaking after today’s finals, Irish coach Pat McDonagh, who was working Ireland’s corner along with John McCormack, said that the girls in green had done Irish boxing proud.
“I thought that Katie did enough to win her final today, but it just didn’t go our way and to tell the truth we’re gutted, said McDonagh, who is Rowland’s coach at the Geesala BC in Mayo. “Katie was absolutely brilliant. She kept pushing forward and she never took a backward step.
“I thought she’d get it when it went to a count-back, but it unfortunately it wasn’t to be. Katie and Christine and the entire Irish squad can be very proud of the way they represented Ireland in France.
“This is their first major international tournament and to be bringing home six medals speaks for itself.Every member of the squad showed tremendous heart and courage and they can be very proud of what they have achieved against some of the best in the world at this level.
“Our girls also showed that Irish women’s boxing is now a force to be reckoned with internationally. The medals are a bonus – a very welcome bonus. To win two silver and four bronze medals at this level is a magnificent achievement by any standard.”
The Irish squad are due to arrive home via Dublin airport tomorrow afternoon. Flight times will be confirmed shortly.
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Irish boxing’s Young Gun’s are set to fire in Ireland’s West this November when the Hunky Dorys Fight Night comes to the Breaffy House Resort in Castlebar on November 20th. Headlining the event which will be live on RTÉ will be Cavan star, Andy Murray who is tied with European Light Welterweight Champion Paul McCloskey for the longest unbeaten run in Irish boxing. Murray will put his perfect 22 fight record on the line as he takes a step up in class to take on current World number 14 and WBO Latino Champ, Claudinei “Volcano” Lacerda. The 30-year-old Brazilian knockout artist is putting a possible World title shot on hold and his World ranking on the line in a bid to snap Murray’s 5 and a half year winning streak.
Promoter Brian Peters is confident that Murray has what it takes to see off the challenge of Lacerda. “It’s a big opportunity for Andy,” said Peters. “Lacerda’s rated 14th in the World by the WBO so if Andy can beat him it will be a significant scalp. Andy’s profile is growing all the time because of his appearances on RTÉ and also the fact that this year alone he’s boxed in Dublin, Limerick, Belfast Cork, Letterkenny and now Castlebar. People warm to him very quickly because he is so softly spoken and unassuming. He really is the ultimate “Quiet Man” and he lets his fists do the talking but there’s a determination and resolve about him that will make him very hard to beat.”and also the fact that this year alone he’s boxed in Dublin, Limerick, Belfast Cork, Letterkenny and now Castlebar. People warm to him very quickly because he is so softly spoken and unassuming. He really is the ultimate “Quiet Man” and he lets his fists do the talking but there’s a determination and resolve about him that will make him very hard to beat.”
BY BERNARD O’NEILL
A ten- strong Irish squad has been confirmed for the 2nd European Youth and Junior Women’s Championships in France this month.
Three Geesala BC boxers, Katie Rowland, Michelle Lynch and Louise Donoghue, have been named on the Irish panel.
The 2nd European Youth & Junior Women’s Championships will take place in Calais/Sangatte France between October 25th/31st.
BY BERNARD O’NEILL
Northern Ireland’s famous five are on the brink of becoming even more famous after chalking up five wins from five semi-finals at the Commonwealth Games at the Talkatora Stadium in Delhi today.
European light-flyweight champion Paddy Barnes, team captain Eamon O’Kane, Tommy McCarthy, Patrick Gallagher and Steven Ward all marched into Wednesday’s finals following last four wins.
Barnes, of the Holy Family BC, produced his best performance of the Games to record a shut out 5-0 win over Amandeep Singh of India.
And Gallagher followed that up with a 5-4 victory over Dilbag Singh, also of India.
“He was strong but I was up for it,” the Gleann BC welterweight told the BBC after his win. “The crowd was a bit intimidating. If I have to settle for the Silver I will, but I’m going for Gold.”
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The ABAE has teamed up with the Rotary Club of Farnborough to stage a senior international boxing tournament featuring teams from England and Ireland.
The event, which takes place at the Maida Gym in Aldershot on Saturday 30th October, is a black tie charity dinner show in aid of the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, which is being supported by Rushmoor Borough Council and a number of local businesses.
Tickets are priced at £70 each or £700 for a table of 10, including a four course dinner and the opportunity to see a full evening’s programme of world class senior sport with potential England and Ireland 2012 Olympic boxers in action.
For more information and tickets contact John Batty on 07922 582251 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.