National Youth Championships 2008
National Stadium, Dublin
23 May 2008
Preliminary Results

Bout No. Weight Red Corner Club/Country Result Blue Corner Club/Country Margin
1 51kg Darragh Delaney St Davids Naas lost to David Costello Ryston 5-6
2 51kg Michael Stevens St Matthews beat Kenneth Ruth St Marys Dub 14-5
3 54kg Martin Frasier Lisburn beat Jason Kirwan Ballagh 20-8
4 60kg Chris Meighan Dockers beat Owen Bergin Portlaoise 10-8
5 60kg Aaron Walsh St Nicholas lost to Patrick Harkin St Brigids Clonmany 1-11
6 64kg Colin Sinnott Ballagh lost to Luke Comiskey St Marys Dublin 5-13
7 64kg Phil Fury Smithboro lost to Patrick J Ward Olympic 6-14
8 64kg Sean O'Flaherty Conamara beat Jordan Whitehouse St Josephs Derry 6-14
9 64kg Sean O'Donovan Swords lost to Dean Evans Baldoyle RSC3
10 64kg Niall Scully St Brigids lost to Jason Quigley Finn Valley RSC3
11 64kg Frans Molomba St Brigids lost to Jamie Kavanagh Crumlin DISQ

 

National Youth Championships 2008
National Stadium, Dublin
24 May 2008
Preliminary and Quarter Final Results

Bout No. Weight Red Corner Club/Country Result Blue Corner Club/Country Margin
                                    2.00PM                           
         69kg Eddie Stokes St Saviours lost to Glen Clarke Drimnagh W/O
         69kg Conor Coyle St Josephs Derry beat Larry Fryers Clones 14-8
         69kg Rory O'Donoghue Riverstown beat Ben McCourt Lisburn 18-4
         69kg Michael Bustard Monkstown beat Anthony McConnell Sacred Heart 6-2
         69kg Christy Boyle Dunfanaghy beat David Walsh St John's Antrim 14-7
         75kg David Barrett Geesala beat Stephen Mulhern Cardonagh 13-1
         75kg Bernie McDonagh St Anne's beat Matthew Johnston Abbey 9-8
         75kg Thomas O'Neill Gorey beat Darren Cornally Marble City RSCO3
                                                                       
         51kg Karl Gray Golden Cobra lost to Neil Walker Dockers RET2
         51kg Ruairi Dalton St Johns beat Andrew Watson Lurgan RSCO3
         51kg Liam McGuinness Gleann lost to Anthony O'Brien Baldoyle RSCO2
         51kg David Costello Rystown lost to Michael Stevens Crumlin 3-15
         54kg Tyrone McCullagh Illies GG beat Cathal O'Connor Eagle 12-2
         54kg Patrick Lenihan Golden Cobra lost to Alan Phelan Ryston RSCO3
         54kg Shane Williams St Francis lost to Bernie McDonagh St Pauls 9-16
         54kg Sean Davis Holy Family Drogheda lost to Martin Frasier Lisburn 2-5
                                    7.00PM                           
         57kg David Moran St Michales Newross lost to James O'Donnell Glenside 2-9
         57kg Ciaran Cummins Crumlin lost to Charlie Haggerty Glden Cobra RSC2
         57kg Paul Hyland Gleann beat Stephen Kilroy Holy Family Drogheda 19-14
         57kg Tyrone McKenna Oliver Plunkett beat John O'Neill St Davids Naas 9-7
         60kg Patrick Corrigan Swords lost to James McDonagh Portlaoise RSC3
         60kg Mansur Atseav St Brigids lost to Ray Moylett St Annes W/O
         60kg Gerard Matthews Gleann lost to Martin McDonagh St Annes RET4
         60kg Chris Meighan Dockers lost to Patrick Harkin St Brigids 1-8
         64kg Thomas Walsh St Nicholas beat Jessie Waters Marble City 14-6
         64kg Luke Comiskey St Mary's Dublin lost to Patrick J Ward Olympic 0-8
         64kg Sean O'Flaherty Comamara lost to Dean Evans Baldoyle 2-14
         81kg Jason Quigley Finn Valley lost to Jamie Kavanagh Crumlin 9-15
         64kg Stephen Ward Monkstown A beat James Fahy Tobhar Pheadar RSC4
         81kg Tommy McCarthy Oliver Plunkett beat Anthony C. Ward Olympic 16-1
         81kg Ciaran O'Griofa Conamara beat Brian O'Connor Cashen Vale 16-4

 

National Youth Championships 2008
National Stadium, Dublin
Friday 30th May 7.30pm
Quarter Finals

Bout No. Weight Red Corner Club/Country Result Blue Corner Club/Country Margin
40 69kg Bernard Roe Docklands lost to David Joe Joyce St Micheals Athy RSCI2
41 69kg Conrad Cummins Clonoe beat Glen Clarke Drimnagh 21-5
42 69kg Conor Coyle St Josephs Derry lost to Rory O'Donoghue Riverstown 12-15
43 69kg Micheal Bustard Monkstown Antrim lost to Christy Boyle Dunfanaghy 1-7
44 75kg Daryl Pay Saviours Crystal lost to Matthew O'Sullivan Frenchpark 9-17
45 75kg Sean McCormac Kilfenora lost to Paddy McDonagh Brosna 1-16
46 75kg Patrick Ward St Anthonys Tuam lost to David Barrett Geesala 3-6
47 75kg Bernie McDonagh St Anthonys lost to Thomas O'Neill Gorey 4-13

 

2008 National Youth Championships
National Stadium, Dublin
31 May
Semi Finals

Bout No. Weight Red Corner Club/Country Result Blue Corner Club/Country Margin
                                    2:00 PM                           
         48kg Stephen Farrell Clonmel lost to Gary Molloy Moate 2-12
         51kg Neil Walker Dockers lost to Ruairi Dalton St Johns Antrim 7-20
         54kg Tyrone McCullough Illies GG beat Alan Phelan Ryston 23-1
         57kg James O'Donnell Glenside lost to Charlie Haggerty Golden Cobra 7-10
         60kg James McDonagh Portlaoise lost to Ray Moylett St Annes 0-7
         60kg Martin McDonagh St Anne's beat Patrick Harkin St Brigids 9-8
         64kg Thomas Walsh St Nicholas lost to Patrick J Ward Olympic 3-17
         69kg David Joe Joyce St Michael's Athy beat Conrad Cummins Clonoe KO 1
         75kg Matthew O'Sullivan Frenchpark beat Paddy McDonagh Brosna 9-7
         81kg Alan Delmar Golden Cobra lost to Stephen Ward Monkstown Antrim 6-13
         91kg Luke Cadden Cavan beat Kenneth Akabouda Athlone RSC2
         91kg Darren Cruise Annagh/Ballyhaunis beat Sean Turner Drimnagh 12-7
                                    7:00 PM                           
         48kg Declan Geraghty Docklands beat David Francis Nevin Cavan 13-0
         51kg Anthony O'Brien Baldoyle lost to Michael Stephens Crumlin 8-12
         54kg Bernie McDonagh St Pauls beat Martin Frasier Lisburn 7-5
         57kg Paul Hyland Gleann lost to Tyrone McKenna Oliver Plunkett 7-17
         64kg Dean Evans Baldoyle lost to Jamie Kavanagh Crumlin 1-13
         69kg Rory O'Donoghue Riverstown lost to Christy Boyle Dunfanaghy 11-16
         75kg David Barrett Geesala beat Thomas O'Neill Gorey 8-5
         81kg Tommy McCarthy Oliver Plunkett beat Ciaran O'Griofa Conamara RSC2
  91kg John F Connors Darndale lost to Ross Lacey St Nicholas 7-13

 

2008 National Youth Championships
National Stadium, Dublin
6 June 2008
Finals

Bout No. Weight Red Corner Club/Country Result Blue Corner Club/Country Margin
         48kg Gary Molloy Moate lost to Declan Geraghty Docklands 4-4 C/B 7/9
         51kg Ruairi Dalton St John's Antrim beat Michael Stevens Crumlin 13-9
         54kg Tyrone McCullagh Illies GG beat Bernard McDonagh St Paul's 7-2
         57kg Charlie Haggerty Golden Cobra lost to Tyrone McKenna Oliver Plunkett RSC2
         60kg Ray Moylett St Anne's beat Martin McDonagh St Anne's 9-4
         64kg Patrick J Ward Olympic lost to Jamie Kavanagh Crumlin 5-9
         69kg David Joe Joyce St Michael's Athy beat Christy Boyle Dunfanaghy 12-7
         75kg Matthew O'Sullivan Frenchpark lost to David Barrett Geesala 5-14
         81kg Stephen Ward Monkstown Antrim lost to Tommy McCarthy Oliver Plunkett RSCI1
         91kg Luke Cadden Cavan lost to Ross Lacey St Nicholas 2-16
         91+kg John Stokes Loughglynn lost to Darren Cruise Annagh/Ballhaunis 4-11

 

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May 22nd.
                                                     IRISH AMATEUR BOXING ASSOCIATION
                                                                    "National Youth Championships"
 
Neil Walker and Christopher Meighan, from the Dockers ABC club in Belfast, are going into the National Youth Championships on a good run of form according to their coach Paddy Fitzsimmons.
 
The Championships (formally National Junior Championships) glove off at the National Stadium in Dublin tomorrow night (May 23rd) and speaking to the Irish News newspaper ahead of the tournament Fitzsimmons said that they were hopeful
that the duo can do well at the home of Irish amateur boxing.
 
Walker is expected to mount a strong challenge in the flyweight division, and Meighan made a big impression
following his recent win over Repton lightweight James McCarthy, a four times English ABA champion and Four Nations
gold medallist.
 
Fitzsimmons said: "Both boys are strong contenders. They are very strong at their weights this year and go into the Championships in really good form. We are hopeful that Neil and Christopher will win in Dublin."
 
The weight-in for the Championships will be held at the National Stadium between 8.30am and 10am and 12 noon and 1pm tomorrow with the draw to follow. Boxing begins at 7pm.
 
For entry list up to May 22nd visit www.iaba.ie
 
Meanwhile, a Leinster selection, comprising of boxers from Boy 4 level up to Senior, will take on a selection from Alberto in Canada at the Ryston BC in Newbridge tomorrow night. Boxing begins at 8pm.
May 23rd.
                                                     IRISH AMATEUR BOXING ASSOCIATION
                                                                      "National Youth Championships"
 
The National Youth Championships got underway at the National Stadium in Dublin tonight with eleven keenly contested preliminary rounds bouts.
 
Flyweights David Costelloe and Michael Stevens claimed the first two verdicts of the evening, Stevens landing two stunning rights in the second round of his contest with Kenneth Ruth.
 
The Ulster pair of Martin Frasier and Chris Meighan also earned wins, while Patrick Harkin upped the tempo from a slow
opening frame to record a convincing victory over Aaron Walsh.
 
Luke Comiskey impressed versus the hard working Colin Sinnott, and Patrick Ward began to find his range in the third frame of a hard hitting light welterweight clash with Phil Fury.
 
Jordan Whitehouse was disqualified in the third round of his contest with Sean O'Flaherty - who was 11-4 up - after receiving three public warnings for holding.
 
Meanwhile, Dean Evans forced Sean O'Donovan into two standing counts and Niall Scully was also obliged to take
a double count versus Jason Quigley - both fights were stopped in round three in Evans and Quigley's favour.
 
Frans Molambo and Jamie Kavanagh contested the final bout of the evening, Kavanagh getting the decision after Molambo, who was two points up, was disqualified in the final round of an absorbing contest.
 
The Championships resume with quarter final and preliminary round bouts at 2pm tomorrow. The weigh-in will be held
between 9am and 10am tomorrow morning.
 
The semi finals will be held on Friday and Saturday May 30th/31st with the finals pencilled in for Friday June 6th. The weigh-in will be held between 9am and 10am tomorrow morning.
 
 
*Tonight's boxing was delayed for approximately 50 minutes because of a power cut in the South Circular Road area.
Consequently, eight of the bouts scheduled to take place this evening have now been rescheduled for tomorrow.
May 24th.
                                                     IRISH AMATEUR BOXING ASSOCIATION
                                                                      "National Youth Championships"
 
Glen Clarke, Conor Coyle, Rory O'Donoghue and Michael Bustard advanced from the opening four bouts of the National Youth Championships at the National Stadium in Dublin this afternoon.
 
O'Donoghue, a three times Irish champion, and Cork's only representative at the tournament, impressed in his win over Ben McCourt.
 
The Riverstown ace will now meet Conor Coyle in next Fridays quarter finals after the Derry teenager saw off the challenge of Larry Fryers.
 
Christy Boyle, David Barrett, Bernie McDonagh and Thomas O'Neill continued the red corners dominance of the preliminaries, McDonagh staging a stunning comeback in the final round to beat Matthew Johnson by a single point,
while O'Neill registered the first 20 point rule stoppage of the tournament.
 
Meanwhile, Ulster flyweights Neil Walker and Ruairi Dalton progressed from the first two quarter finals followed 
by wins for Dubliners Anthony O'Brien and Michael Stevens.
 
Tyrone McCullagh, a four times Irish underage champion, who reached the recent Ulster 54Kg senior final, is also through to the last eight along with Alan Phelan, Bernard McDonagh and Martin Fraiser, McDonagh advancing from an all Munster derby with Shane Williams.
 
James O'Donnell got the evening session underway with a 9-2 win over David Moran, and Charlie Haggerty took the early
route to victory courtesy of a second round stoppage versus Ciaran Cummins.
 
Paul Hyland and Stephen Kilroy produced an absorbing contest, Hyland opening up a three point advantage in the
third en route to a deserved win.
 
Tyrone McKenna, James McDonagh, the St Anne's pair of Ray Moylett and Martin McDonagh, Patrick Harkin, Thomas Walsh, and Patrick J Ward  also had their hands raised in victory.
 
Baldoyle southpaw Dean Evans felled Sean O'Flaharta in the third but the Conamara youth bravely got back on his feet -
however, Evans had build up a commanding lead.
 
Meantime, Jamie Kavanagh edged out Jason Quigley in a bout which saw both boxers receive two public warnings
each for holding in the third and fourth rounds.
 
Stephen Ward will also be involved in next weekends semi finals as will Oliver Plunkett light heavyweight Tommy McCarthy after both boxers recorded convincing wins.
 
Ciara O'Griofa won the final bout of this evenings session, opening up from the second round up to record an impressive points win over Brian O'Connor.
 
The Championships resume next Friday evening with eight quarter finals bouts followed by two semi final sessions on Saturday.
 
The 2008 Youth Championships concludes with finals in all weight categories on Friday June 6th.
 
May 30th.
                                                      IRISH AMATEUR BOXING ASSOCIATION
                                                                     "National Youth Championships"

 

Light heavyweight prospect Tommy McCarthy is two bouts away from claiming an Irish title at the National Youth Championships just a few weeks after going all the way in the Ulster Senior Championships. 
 
The future stars of Irish boxing will be on show when the Championships resume with eight quarter finals at the National Stadium in Dublin tonight. 
 
McCarthy, from the Oliver Plunkett club in Belfast, will be in semi final action on Saturday evening versus Conamara ace Ciaran O'Griofa.
 
The Ulster teenager, who won the 2007 Best Youth award at the IABAs Awards Night in January, advanced to the last four after a convincing win over Galway's Anthony Ward last weekend.
 
And the recently crowned provincial champion can't wait for Saturdays meeting with O'Griofa - who impressed against Brian O'Connor last time out - at the home of Irish boxing.
 
He said: "It was a tough fight against Ward last weekend but I'm glad to have got it under my belt. I'm expecting another tough bout on Saturday and I'm looking forward to it."
 
Ulster Senior finalist Ruairi Dalton and Tyrone McCullagh are also through to the last four following comprehensive quarter finals wins last weekend.
 
Dalton, of the St John's club in Antrim, stopped Lurgans flyweight Andy Watson on the 20 point rule, and Illies Golden Gloves star McCullagh chalked up a 12-2 win over Cathal O'Connor.
 
Bernie McDonagh, the comeback kid, will also be in last four action versus Martin Fraiser following his never-say-die win over middleweight Matt Johnson in the quarter finals.
 
Johnson took the first three rounds and was leading 6-3 at the start of the fourth, but McDonagh pulled out all the stops in the final frame to edge a 9-8 decision from a four round thriller.
 
Meantime, Corks only representative at the National Stadium, Rory O'Donoghue, of the Riverstown club on Leeside, will meet Derry welterweight Conor Coyle in one of eight quarter finals tonight.
 
O'Donoghue, a three times Irish underage champion,  progressed to the last eight courtesy of a commanding 18-4 verdict over Lisburns Ben McCourt six days ago.
 
The Championships resume this evening with eight quarter finals in the welterweight and middleweight categories and continue with semi finals sessions tomorrow afternoon and evening.
 
The finals have been pencilled in for Friday June 6th.

 

May 30th.
                                                      IRISH AMATEUR BOXING ASSOCIATION
                                                                     "National Youth Championships"

 

David Joe Joyce, Conrad Cummins and Rory O'Donoghue advanced from the first three bouts of tonight's National Youth Championships quarter finals at the National Stadium in Dublin.
 
Joeyce booked his ticket into the last four after Bernard Roe was retired injured in the second round and Cummins chalked up a convincing win over Glen Clarke.
 
Conor Coyle looked on course for victory after taking the first two rounds versus Rory O'Donoghue. But the Cork teenager staged a spirited come-back in the final two frames to level the bout before progressing on a count back.
 
Christy Boyle,Matthew O'Sullivan, Paddy McDonagh, David Barrett and Thomas O'Neill are also through to tomorrows
semi finals.
 
McDonagh recorded one of the most impressive wins of the evening, beating Sean McCormack 16-1, while David
Barrett surrendered his lead in the third round only to edge back ahead in the fourth en route to victory versus Patrick Ward.
 
The Championships resume with semi finals sessions tomorrow afternoon and evening.The finals have been pencilled in for Friday June 6th.
 
 
May 31st
                                                      IRISH AMATEUR BOXING ASSOCIATION
                                                                     "National Youth Championships"

 

The St Anne's club in May are guaranteed one title from the 2008 National Youth Championships after club-mates Ray Moylett and Martin McDonagh both advanced to the 60Kg decider following semi finals wins at the National Stadium in Dublin today.
 
The Championships recommenced with two semi final sessions at the South Circular Road venue this afternoon and evening.
 
Dublin light flyweight Declan Geraghty cruised through the first of this evenings last four clashes, out-pointing
David Francis Nevin, while the all Dublin derby between Anthony O'Brien and Mike Stevens, a fine contest from the opening bell up, went the way of Stevens who bounced back in style from losing the opening two rounds.
 
Bantamweights Bernard McDonagh and Martin Fraiser exploded into life in the final round, McDonagh maintaining his composure to ensure that Munster would have at least one boxer in next weekends finals.
 
Meantime, the all Belfast and all Dublin semi finals saw Tyrone McKenna and Jamie Kavanagh emerge victorious
at the expense of Paul Hyland and Dean Evans.
 
Cork welterweight Rory O'Donoghue meantime, was four points up at the end of the second, but Christy Boyle came storming back to take a one point lead at the end of the fourth en route to victory, while David Barrett had his hand raised in triumph following an end-to-end four rounder with Thomas O'Neill.
 
High Performance coach Jim Moore had no hesitation in predicting that light heavyweight Tommy McCarthy will go on to become one of the stars of Irish boxing in the near future.
 
And the Ulster senior 81Kg champ lived up to his billing with a solid display against Ciaran O'Griofa.McCarthy's laid back style is contrasted with an ability to move swiftly up through the gears and he did just that to devastating effect to stop O'Griofa in the second. McCarthy was eighteen points up when the bout was halted.
 
Ross Lacey out-scored John F Connors to win the last semi final of this evenings session and set up a heavyweight decider with Luke Cadden next weekend.
 
In this afternoons session, James O'Donnell gave it everything he had in the fourth round of a high tempo contest with eventual victor Charlie Haggerty who skilfully maintained his three point advantage in the face of a sustained offensive in the final frame.
 
Munster's hopes of making the light flyweight final were dashed when Garry Molly produced a controlled performance versus the brave Stephen Farrell.
 
Ruairi Dalton, an Irish and Ulster 2008 senior finalist, saw off the challenge of Neil Walker in an all Antrim/Belfast dust up after building on his lead in every round up to the final bell. 
 
Tyrone McCullagh is also through to the finals, despite the best efforts of Alan Phelan who never stopped coming forward . However, there was no denying McCullaghs superiority on the day.
 
Ray Moylett is one of the favourites in the lightweight division, but the Mayo teenager had to maintain his concentration
against James McDonagh, who took a standing count in the fourth. 
 
Moylett will meet his own club-mate Martin McDonagh in next Fridays 60Kg final - McDonagh edged out Patrick Harkin in one of the fights of the tournament, a four round battle of attrition which was level five times before McDonagh, who was never behind in the bout, took the final round.
 
Patrick J Ward is also just one bout away from glory, along with David Joyce, who KO'd Conrad Cummins with a
stunning left hook short right combination in the first round. Joyce was seven points up at the time.
 
Matthew O'Sullivan, the impressive Stephen Ward - who was obliged to take a standing count versus Alan Delmar in the third - Luke Cadden and Darren Cruise, after out-pointing Sean Turner, are also just eight minutes from landing Irish titles.
 
 
 
 
*Aaron Rogan claimed a razor thin countback victory from an exciting light flyweight all Ulster Junior Cadet final
with Gerard McCauley. Rogan open up a two point advantage in the second but McCauley won the final round to leave both boxers tied at the bell. The bout was outstanding from the recent Junior Cadet Championships.*
 
 
Junior Cadet Final
 
48Kg: Aaron Rogan (Oakleaf) beat Gerard McCauley (Toome)
(1-1,4-2) 4-4 C/B 10-9
 

McCarthy earmarked as star of the future

Seconds Out
By Eamonn O'Hara and Thomas Hawkins
03/06/08
 

Ireland’s High Performance coach Jim Moore has no hesitation in predicting that Belfast light-heavyweight Tommy McCarthy will go on to become one of the stars of Irish boxing in the near future.
“This lad’s a smasher, a real star in the making,” said Arklow coach Moore, whose son James is making quite a name for himself in the pro ranks Stateside after a distinguished amateur career.
A very experienced coach, Moore senior was speaking after Oliver Plunkett lad McCarthy had advanced to this week’s National Youth Championships deciders with a splendid semi-final stoppage at the National Stadium on Saturday.
The Ulster senior 81kg champion lived up to his billing with a solid display in the opening round against Ciaran O’Griofa (Connemara).
McCarthy’s accuracy built up an 8-0 lead as the bell sounded to end the first round.
“McCarthy’s laid-back style is complemented beautifully with an ability to move swiftly up through the gears,’’ said IABA press officer Bernard O’Neill.
“The Oliver Plunkett teenager did just that to devastating effect in round two.’’
A series of crunching attacks stopped O’Griofa midway through the round.
McCarthy’s lead had increased greatly by the time the bout was halted.
Eighteen points separated the pair at that stage.
McCarthy now faces fellow Ulster lad Stephen Ward (Monkstown, Antrim) in Friday’s final showdowns.
“Ward was obliged to take a third round, standing count in his semi-final against Alan Delmar, but he was in impressive form and it should be a great final,’’ said O’Neill.
McCarthy will be joined in the finals by his Oliver Plunkett team-mate Tyrone McKenna who goes for gold in the featherweight decider against Charlie Haggerty (Golden Cobra).
Haggerty, durable Dubliner, had to withstand a torrid time as James O’Donnell (Glenside) gave it everything in the fourth round of a high-tempo contest.
“Haggerty skilfully maintained his three-point advantage in the face of a sustained offensive in the final frame,’’ added O’Neill.
Ulster boxing will also look to Ruairi Dalton, the Irish and Ulster Senior finalist, who saw off the challenge of Neil Walker (Dockers) in an all Antrim/Belfast dust-up.
Dalton built on his lead in every round up to the final bell.
Donegal’s Tyrone McCullagh is also through to the finals, despite the best efforts of Alan Phelan (Ryston) who never stopped coming forward.
But there was no denying the Illies Golden Gloves boxer’s superiority on the day.
Welterweight Christy Boyle (Dunfanaghy) and Cavan’s Luke Cadden complete the Ulster challenge.
Cork welter Rory O’Donoghue was four points up against Boyle at the end of the second but the Dunfanaghy digger came storming back to lead by one point at the end of the third before racing away to an 11-16 victory.
The St Anne’s club in Mayo are guaranteed at least one title after clubmates Ray Moylett and Martin McDonagh both advanced to the 60kg decider.
Meanwhile, at the end of an excellent supporting contest, Aaron Rogan (Oakleaf) claimed a razor-thin countback victory from an exciting light flyweight all-Ulster national Junior Cadet final against Gerard McCauley.
Rogan open up a two-point advantage in the second.
But the Toome lad battled back impressively to dominate the final round and leave the boxers tied at the bell.
 

June 6th.
                                                           IRISH AMATEUR BOXING ASSOCIATION
                                                                        "National Youth Championships"

 

Eleven new Irish champions will be confirmed at the National Youth Championships finals at the National Stadium in Dublin tonight.
 
Ruairi Dalton will be aiming to bounce back from losing out in the 2008 Irish and Ulster senior finals.
 
The 17 year old,  from the St John's club in Antrim, takes on Crumlins Michael Stevens in the flyweight Division,
 
The St Anne's club in Mayo meanwhile, are guaranteed one title from this evenings proceedings after club-mates Ray Moylett and Martin McDonagh made it through to the 60Kg lightweight decider.
 
Ulster senior light heavyweight champion, Tommy McCarthy, who won the 2007 Best Youth award at the IABA awards night in January, will compete in the 81Kg final following a second round stoppage  of Conamaras Ciaran O'Griofa last weekend.
 
McCarthy meets Stephen Ward in an all Antrim/Belfast dust up, while St Michael's Athy welter David Joe Joyce faces Christy Boyle in the 69Kg Division.
 
Joyce took the early route to victory in last Saturdays semi finals after knocking out Conrad Cummins with a beautifully executed right and left combination in the second round.
 
Tyrone McCullagh is also through to the finals following an impressive win over Alan Phelan and will face Waterford's Bernard McDonagh at bantamweight.
 
McDonagh will represent Munster's interests just eight minutes from glory - but the St Paul's ace is facing one of the toughest tests of his impressive career so far.
 
Gary Molloy and Declan Geraghty will get proceedings underway, while Darren Cruise and John Stokes will bring the curtain down on a Championships which has already given a good indication that the future of Irish amateur boxing is in good hands.
 
Matthew O'Sullivan, David Barrett, Patrick J Ward, Jamie Kavanagh, Luke Cadden and Ross Lacey will all also be in action tonight.
 
Boxing begins at 7.30pm.
 
June 6th.
                                                           IRISH AMATEUR BOXING ASSOCIATION
                                                                       "National Youth Championships Finals"

 

Eleven new Irish champions were crowned at the National Stadium in Dublin tonight following the conclusion of the 2008 National Youth Championships at the home of Irish boxing.
 
Declan Geraghty took the first title of the evening - but only after his  light flyweight contest with Garry Molloy went all the way down to a nail biting count-back - the Docklands teenager emerging victorious from an edge of the seat affair by a margin of two points.
 
Ruairi Dalton, an Irish and Ulster 2008 senior finalist, was next up and the 17 year old St John's Belfast flyweight impressed, coming from behind after dropping the first round to have his hand raised in victory at the expense Crumlins Michael Stevens.
 
Tyrone McCullagh meanwhile, put paid to Munster's hopes of claiming at least one title with a 7-2 verdict over Bernard McDonagh in the bantamweight category.
 
And Tyrone McKenna made it three in a row for Ulster after stopping Golden Cobra featherweight Charlie Haggerty in the second round - McKenna had opened up a 13-2 advantage when the scheduled four rounder was halted.
 
Ray Moylett  saw off the challenge of his own St Anne's team-mate Martin McDonagh, leading all the way to a 9-4 decision on an evening of mixed emotions for the Mayo club, while Jamie Kavanagh bounced back from losing the first round to tie
the next two frames before denying Patrick J Ward.
 
Meantime, David Joe Joyce earned a deserved victory over Christy Boyle, who put in a solid final round, restricting Joyce, who received a public warning in the final frame, to one point while securing four of his own.
 
Geesala middleweight David Barrett got ahead and built on his lead to the final bell of his contest with Matthew O'Sullivan.
 
And Ulster senior light heavyweight champion Tommy McCarthy added another title to his CV when his all Ulster bout with Stephen Ward was stopped in the second round after the Monkstown youth suffered a facial injury - McCarthy was 4-1
up at the time.
 
Ross Lacey took the heavyweight honours for Munster following a convincing win over Luke  Cadden and super heavyweight Darren Cruise brought the curtain down on a top class tournament with a 11-4 victory over John Stokes.
 

Eleven belt winners at Youth Championships

 

Eleven new Irish champions were crowned at the National Stadium in Dublin following the conclusion of the 2008 National Youth Championships at the home of Irish boxing.

Declan Geraghty took the first title of the evening - but only after his light flyweight contest with Garry Molloy went all the way down to a nail biting count-back - the Docklands teenager emerging victorious from an edge of the seat bout by a margin of two points.

Ruairi Dalton, an Irish and Ulster 2008 senior finalist, was next up and the 17-year-old St John's Belfast flyweight impressed, coming from behind after dropping the first round to have his hand raised in victory at the expense Crumlin's Michael Stevens.

Tyrone McCullagh put paid to Munster's hopes of claiming a title with a 7-2 verdict over Bernard McDonagh in the bantamweight category.

Tyrone McKenna made it three in a row for Ulster after stopping Golden Cobra featherweight Charlie Haggerty in the second round - McKenna had opened up a 13-2 advantage when the scheduled four-rounder was halted.

Ray Moylett saw off the challenge of his own St Anne's team-mate Martin McDonagh, leading all the way to a 9-4 decision on an evening of mixed emotions for the Mayo club.

Meantime, David Joe Joyce earned a deserved victory over Christy Boyle, who put in a solid final round by restricting Joyce, who received a public warning in the final frame, to one point while securing four of his own.

And Geesala middleweight David Barrett got ahead and kept increasing his lead to the final bell of his contest with Matthew O'Sullivan.

Ulster senior light heavyweight champion Tommy McCarthy added another title to his CV when his all-Ulster bout with Stephen Ward was stopped in the second round after the Monkstown youth suffered a facial injury - McCarthy was 4-1 up at the time.

Ross Lacey, meanwhile, took the heavyweight honours following a convincing win over Luke Cadden and super heavyweight Darren Cruise brought the curtain down on an excellent tournament with a 11-4 victory over John Stokes. 

 

National Youth Championships Finals Results 6 June
(Scores at end of first three rounds in brackets)
48Kg: Gary Molloy (Moate) lost to Declan Geraghty (Docklands) (0-0,1-3,3-4) 4-4 C/B 7/9
51Kg: Ruairi Dalton (St John's) beat  Michael Stevens (Crumlin) (2-3,7-5,9-6) 13-9
54Kg: Tyrone McCullagh (Illies GG) beat Bernard McDonagh (St Paul's) (2-0,3-1,5-2) 7-2
57Kg: Charlie Haggerty (Golden Cobra) lost to  Tyrone McKenna (Oliver Plunkett) (2-6) RSC2
60Kg: Ray Moylett (St Anne's) beat  Martin McDonagh (St Anne's) (3-1,5-3,8-4) 9-4
64Kg: Patrick J Ward (Olympic) lost to  Jamie Kavanagh (Crumlin) (3-1,4-4,5-5) 5-9
69Kg: David Joe Joyce (St Michael's Athy) beat Christy Boyle (Dunfanaghy) (5-0,9-1,11-3) 12-7
75Kg: Matthew O'Sullivan (Frenchpark) lost to  David Barrett (Geesala) (0-2,2-5,4-7) 5-14
81Kg: Stephen Ward (Monkstown Antrim) lost to Tommy McCarthy (Oliver Plunkett) RSCI1
91Kg: Luke Cadden (Cavan) lost to Ross Lacey (St Nicholas) 0-6,0-10,1-13) 2-16
91Kg+ John Stokes (Loughglynn) lost to Darren Cruise (Annagh/Ballhaunis) (3-1,3-5,3-11) 4-11

 

Seconds Out - Left Hooks
By Eamonn O'Hara and Thomas Hawkins
10/06/2008

All 11 newly-crowned Irish youth champions, including four cracking young Ulster lads, are in contention for a place on the Irish squad for the World Youth Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico between in October.
Belfast’s fly Ruairi Dalton (St John’s) (above), bantam Tyrone McCullagh (Illies GG, Donegal) and terrific Oliver Plunkett duo Tyrone McKenna (feather) and light-heavy Tommy McCarthy stood atop the Irish medal rostrum at the National Stadium in Dublin at the weekend.
Three other Ulster lads, Christy Boyle (Dunfanaghy), Stephen Ward (Monkstown and Luke Cadden (Cavan), made it into the final shake-up.
“Ruairi Dalton, an Irish and Ulster 2008 senior finalist, was really impressive,” said IABA press officer Bernard O’Neill.
“The 17-year-old St John’s flyweight came from behind after dropping the first round to have his hand raised in victory.
“Another Ulster teenager, Tyrone McCullagh, put paid to Munster’s hopes of claiming at least one title with a 7-2 verdict in the bantamweight final.
“And Tyrone McKenna made it three-in-a-row for Ulster after stopping Golden Cobra feather Charlie Haggerty in the second.
“McKenna had opened up a 13-2 advantage when the scheduled four-rounder was halted.”
McKenna’s Oliver Plunkett clubmate and Ulster senior light heavyweight champion Tommy McCarthy added another title to his CV. His all-Ulster bout with Stephen Ward was halted in the second round after the Monkstown youth suffered a facial injury. McCarthy was 4-1 ahead at the time.
“David Joe Joyce earned a deserved victory over Christy Boyle, but Boyle put in a solid final round,” added O’Neill.
“He restricted Joyce, who received a public warning in the final frame, to one point while securing four of his own.”
The last Ulster boxer into the ring was Cavan heavy Luke Cadden who lost out to the high-scoring Ross Lacey (St Nicholas).

National Youth Championships Finals Results June 6
(Scores at end of first three rounds in brackets)
48kg: Gary Molloy (Moate) lost Declan Geraghty (Docklands) (0-0, 1-3, 3-4) 4-4 C/B 7/9
51kg: Ruairi Dalton (St John’s, Belfast) bt Michael Stevens (Crumlin) (2-3, 7-5, 9-6) 13-9
54kg: Tyrone McCullagh (Illies GG) bt Bernard McDonagh (St Paul’s) (2-0, 3-1, 5-2) 7-2
57kg: Charlie Haggerty (Golden Cobra) lost Tyrone McKenna (Oliver Plunkett) (2-6) Rsc2
60kg: Ray Moylett (St Anne’s) bt Martin McDonagh (St Anne’s) (3-1, 5-3, 8-4) 9-4
64kg: Patrick J Ward (Olympic) lost Jamie Kavanagh (Crumlin) (3-1, 4-4, 5-5) 5-9
69kg: David Joe Joyce (St Michael’s, Athy) bt Christy Boyle (Dunfanaghy) (5-0, 9-1, 11-3) 12-7
75kg: Matthew O’Sullivan (Frenchpark) lost David Barrett (Geesala) (0-2, 2-5, 4-7) 5-14
81kg: Stephen Ward (Monkstown, Antrim) lost Tommy McCarthy (Oliver Plunkett) Rsc1
91kg: Luke Cadden (Cavan) lost Ross Lacey
(St Nicholas) 0-6, 0-10, 1-13) 2-16
91kg+: John Stokes (Loughglynn) lost Darren Cruise (Annagh/B’haunis) (3-1, 3-5, 3-11) 4-11

 
 

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