NATIONAL UNDER 21 CHAMPIONSHIPS 2008
National Stadium 24th October at 7.30pm
PRELIMS

Weight Red Corner Club Result Blue Corner Club Margin
60KG SONNY UPTON HOLY FAMILY GG beat SEAN MAGEE LIGONIEL 23-2
60KG CONOR BYRNE FURBO beat STEPHEN KILROY HOLY FAMILY DROGHEDA 8-7
60KG EAMON FINNEGAN ST AGNES lost to MARK GINLEY OLIVER PLUNKETT 10-11
64KG DARREN BYRNE FURBO lost to LARRY FRYERS CLONES RSC2
67KG JOHN JOE JOYCE ST MICHAELS ATHY lost to PATRICK J WARD OLYMPIC 7-12
67KG MARK MCNAMARA ST FRANCIS beat DEAN EVANS BALDOYLE 4-1
71KG MICHAEL BUSTARD MONKSTOWN ANTRIM beat SHANE EGAN BRACKEN 9-2
71KG SHANE MCGUIGAN CLONES beat MARTIN LYNCH ILLIES GG 13-12
71KG CHRISTY BOYLE DUNFANAGHY beat PAUL MCDONAGH CRUMLIN RSC3
71KG BARYR BARNES SAVIOURS CRYSTAL lost to JONATHAN DOYLE WEST FINGLAS 3-10

 

NATIONAL UNDER 21 CHAMPIONSHIPS
25TH OCTOBER 2008 AT 2.00PM
QUARTER FINALS

Weight Red Corner Club Result Blue Corner Club Margin
54KG CHRISTOPHER RICE IMMACULATA beat KENNETH RUTH ST MARYS DUBLIN 5-3
57KG DAVID MORAN ST MICHAELS NEWROSS lost to SEAN KILROY HOLY FAMILY DROGHEDA 10-12
57KG GRAHAM KEATING ST SAVIOURS OBA beat SEOSAMH FERRY DUNFANAGHY 21-10
57KG PAUL NOLAN GRANGECON beat RICHIE MCGARRY BLESSINGTON 5-3
60KG KIETH COADY WESTSIDE beat MARTIN MCDONAGH ST ANNES 8-6
60KG GAVIN KEATING ST SAVIOURS OBA beat CLIVE CONDRON KILCULLEN 13-2
60KG OWEN BERGIN PORTLAOISE lost to SONNY UPTON HOLY FAMILY GG 3-17
60KG CONOR BYRNE FURBO lost to MARK GINLEY OLIVER PLUNKETT 6-8
75KG DARREN KAY SAVIOURS CRYSTAL lost to BRIAN BROSNAN OLYMPIC RSC4
75KG NOEL MCCARRON CARRIGART lost to MARK CARLYLE CRUMLIN 8-11
75KG STEPHEN O'REILLY TWIN TOWNS beat THOMAS O'NEILL GOREY 11-8
75KG DONAL WARD LOUGHGLYNN beat MATTHEW JOHNSTON ABBEY 11-2
81KG JAMES FAHY TOBAR PHEADAIR lost to PATRICK O'SHEA ST COLMANS RSC2
85KG ROBERT BURKE CRUMLIN lost to DECLAN TRAINOR ST BRONAGHS RSCI1

 

NATIONAL UNDER 21 CHAMPIONSHIPS 2008
NATIONAL STADIUM 25TH OCTOBER AT 7.00PM
QUARTER FINALS

Weight Red Corner Club Result Blue Corner Club Margin
64KG ANTHONY LAWRENCE BALLYMUN lost to JAMES FERRIN HOLY FAMILY 5-7
64KG JOHN MURRAY GOREY beat PAUL MCARDLE DEALGAN RET4
64KG STEPHEN COUGHLAN BRAY lost to STEVEN DONNELLY ALL SAINTS 7-12
64KG JAMES MCDONAGH KILCULLEN lost to LARRY FRYERS CLONES 3-17
67KG TOM O'DONNELL BALLYMUN beat DANIEL MULHERN ST BRIDGETS CLONMANY 22-1
67KG DARREN FOLEY CIE lost to DEAN PARNELL CIE 6-17
67KG EDDIE MYERS RYSTON lost to JASON QUIGLEY FINN VALLEY 4-21
67KG PATRICK J WARD OLYMPIC beat MARK MCNAMARA ST FRANCIS 6-3
71KG JOHN MYERS ST MICHAELS lost to CONOR COYLE ST JOSEPHS DERRY 11-11
c/b 22-24
71KG JOHN JOE JOYCE ST MATTHEWS beat GERARD STOKES BALLYMUN Disq4
71KG MICHAEL BUSTARD MONKSTOWN ANTRIM lost to SHANE MCGUIGAN CLONES 9-15
71KG CHRISTY BOYLE DUNFANAGHY beat JONATHAN DOYLE WEST FINGLAS Disq1

 

National Under 21 Championships
National Stadium
31 October 2008
Semi Finals

Weight Red Corner Club Result Blue Corner Club Margin
54KG JASON SMITH BLESSINGTON beat SEAN DAVIS DEALGAN W/O
54KG DANIEL COUGHLAN ST ANNES beat CHRIS RICE IMMACULATA RET4
57KG PAUL HYLAND IMMACULATA lost to SEAN KILROY HOLY FAMILY DROGHEDA 7-20
57KG GRAHAM KEATING ST SAVIOURS OBA beat PAUL NOLAN GRANGECON 17-5
60KG KIETH COADY WESTSIDE lost to GAVIN KEATING ST SAVIOURS OBA RSC4
67KG TOM O'DONNELL BALLYMUN beat DEAN PARNELL CIE RSCO3
71KG CONOR COYLE ST JOSEPHS DUBLIN lost to JOHN JOE JOYCE ST MATTHEWS 4-15
75KG BRIAN BROSNAN OLYMPIC beat MARK CARLYLE CRUMLIN 18-8
81KG CARL ROCHE ST MICHAELS NEWROSS lost to STEPHEN WARD MONKSTOWN ANTRIM RET2

 

NATIONAL UNDER 21 CHAMPIONSHIPS 2008
NATIONAL STADIUM, 1ST NOVEMBER AT 7.30PM
SEMI FINALS

Weight Red Corner Club Result Blue Corner Club Margin
51KG GARY MOLLOY MOATE beat MICHAEL CONLON ST JOHN BOSCO 7-4
60KG SONNY UPTON HOLY FAMILY GG beat MARK GINLEY OLIVER PLUNKETT 26-3
64KG STEVEN DONNELLY ALL SAINTS lost to LARRY FRYERS CLONES 14-16
67KG JASON QUIGLEY FINN VALLEY beat PATRICK J WARD OLYMPIC 8-5
71KG SHANE MCGUIGAN CLONES beat CHRISTY BOYLE DUNFANAGHY 30-21
75KG STEPHEN O'REILLY TWIN TOWNS beat DONAL WARD LOUGHGLYNN 12-8
81KG MICHAEL WARD GALWAY beat PATRICK O'SHEA ST COLMANS 9-8
91KG ANTOINE GRIFFIN CONAMARA lost to MARTIN STOKES LETTERKENNY 7-16

 

National Under 21 Championships
National Stadium
7th November 2008
Finals

Weight Red Corner Club Result Blue Corner Club Margin
48KG Maurice Lally St Anne's          - - W/O
51KG Gary Molloy Moate beat Declan Geraghty Dublin Docklands 8-6
54KG Jason Smith Blessington lost Daniel Coughlan St Anne's RSC2
57KG Sean Kilroy Holy Family Drogheda beat Graham Keating St Saviours OBA 16-6
60KG Sonny Upton Holy Family G.G. lost to Gavin Keating St Saviours OBA 8-11
64KG Larry Fryers Clones lost to James Ferrin Holy Family G.G. 13-13 C/B 28-29
67KG Tom O'Donnell Ballymun lost to Jason Quigley Finn Valley 5-13
71KG Shane McGuigan Clones beat John Joe Joyce St Matthew's 10-4
75KG Brian Brosnan Olympics lost to Stephen O'Reilly Twintowns 4-14
81KG Stephen Ward Monkstown Antrim beat Michael Ward Galway 5-4
85KG Ciaran McAuley Holy Family G.G. beat Declan Trainor St Bronagh's 16-6
91KG Martin Stokes Letterkenny lost to Patrick Corcoran Galway 5-10
91+KG Aidan O'Neill Paulstown lost to Joe Joyce Moate 4-10

 

 

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November 7th
 
 
                                                         IRISH AMATEUR BOXING ASSOCIATION
                                            "National U/21 Championships Finals Results"
 
ULSTER senior welterweight champion Shane McGuigan was crowned Irish U/21 light middleweight champion following a 10-4 decision over John Joe Joyce at the National Stadium in Dublin tonight.
Joyce, from the St Matthews club in Dublin, shared the first round with McGuigan, who had his dad Barry working his corner.
But the 19 year old Clones fighter took the second frame 6-2  - most of the damage being caused by solid rights to the head - and maintained his four-point advantage in the third.
Joyce needed something big in the final frame, and did manage to pull one back early on, but McGuigan connected with two solid lefts and a right in the final minute to claim victory.
The Anne's club in Westport, home club of World Youth lightweight champion Ray Moylett, completed what has been a remarkable fortnight after Maurice Lally and the impressive Daniel Coughlan both won U/21 belts.
But there were mixed fortunes  for the Keating twins, Graham and Gavin, after Graham lost out to Sean Kilroy in the featherweight decider but Gavin staged a stunning comeback to outpoint lightweight Sonny Upton.
Larry Fryers looked to be on his way to completing the first half of a Clones double after leading all the way up to the final twenty seconds of his light welterweight clash with James Ferrin.
But never-say-die Ferrin levelled with seconds remaining to earn a paper thin count-back verdict.
Meanwhile, Jason Quigley claimed another title for Ulster with an impressive 13-5 win over Tom O'Donnell.
Nineteen year old Stephen O'Reilly added to his growing reputation after recording the 100th win of his career to claim his third U/21 crown, and tenth Irish title overall, with a well earned victory over Brian Brosnan.
In the light heavyweight final, Antrim's Stephen Ward over turned an earlier deficit to edge out Galway's Michael Ward, and Patrick Corcoran won out in an all Galway heavyweight battle with Martin Stokes.
Joe Joyce won the super heavyweight final, beating Aidan O'Neill by a six point margin.
Gary Molloy took the first title of the evening after coming from behind to see off the challenge of Declan Geraghty  in a closely contested flyweight decider, both boxers receiving public warnings in the fourth.
 
National U/21 Championships Finals November 7th  Results
48Kg; Maurice Lally (St Anne's) W/O
51Kg: Gary Molloy (Moate) beat Declan Geraghty (Dublin Docklands) 8-6
54Kg: Jason Smith (Blessington) lost to Daniel Coughlan (St Anne's) (RSC2
57Kg: Sean Kilroy (Holy Family Drogheda) beat Graham Keating (St Saviours OBA) 16-6
60Kg: Sonny Upton (Holy Family GG) lost to Gavin Keating (St Saviours OBA)  8-11
64Kg: Larry Fryers (Clones) lost to James Ferrin (Holy Family GG) 13-13 C/B 28-29
67Kg: Tom O'Donnell (Ballymun) lost to Jason Quigley (Finn Valley)  5-13
71Kg: Shane McGuigan (Clones) beat  John Joe Joyce (St Matthews) 10-4
75Kg: Brian Brosnan (Olympic) lost to Stephen O'Reilly (Twintowns) 4-14
81Kg: Stephen Ward (Monkstown Antrim) beat Michael Ward (Galway) 5-4
85Kg: Ciaran McAuley (Holy Family GG) beat  Declan Trainor (St Bronaghs) 16-6
91Kg: Martin Stokes (Letterkenny) lost to  Pat Corcoran (Galway) 5-10
91Kg+: Aiadan O'Neill (Paulstown)  lost to Joe Joyce (Moate) 4-10
 
November 7th
                                                         IRISH AMATEUR BOXING ASSOCIATION
                                                "National U/21 Championships Finals"
 
Shane McGuigan meets John Joe Joyce, of the St Matthews club in Dublin, at the National Stadium in Dublin tonight with an Irish U/21 title up for grabs.
McGuigan, who will have his father, Barry McGuigan - a former Irish Olympian and WBA World featherweight champion - in his corner for this evenings light middleweight final at headquarters.
McGuigan senior said that he believes that this evenings 71Kg showdown will be tight.
He said: "I watched Joyce in his semi final and he's a very talented young boxer and Shane will have his work cut out.
"Shane has got three tough bouts under his belt at these Championships and his performances so far have given him a lot of confidence.
"Irish boxing is going through what I can only describes as a renaissance at the moment; Irish boxers are winning medals at every international tournament they have entered this year, including the Olympic Games and the World Youth Championships, which is phenomenal.
"The Irish Amateur Boxing Association are obviously doing something seriously right and it is fantastic to be part of it all at this wonderful old venue that brings back so many memories for me."
Meanwhile, McGuigans Clones team-mate Larry Fryers will also be in action, and the Keating twins, Graham and Gavin can claim a unique club and family double in the featherweight and lightweight categories.
Four clubs, St Anne's, St Saviours, Clones and Holy Family will be targeting a brace of titles.
The St Anne's club in Westport, base of recently crowned World Youth lightweight champion Ray Moylett, are guaranteed at least one title as Maurice Lally has received a walkover.
Meanwhile, Brian Brosnan and multiple Irish champion Stephen O'Reilly meet at middleweight in a showdown which has the potential to produce fireworks.
Boxing begins at 7.30pm.
 
National U/21 Championships Finals November 7  (7.30pm)
48Kg; Maurice Lally (St Anne's) W/O
51Kg: Gary Molloy (Moate) v Declan Geraghty (Dublin Docklands)
54Kg: Jason Smith (Blessington) v Daniel Coughlan (St Anne's)
57Kg: Sean Kilroy (Holy Family Drogheda) v Graham Keating (St Saviours OBA)
60Kg: Sonny Upton (Holy Family GG) v Gavin Keating (St Saviours OBA)
64Kg: Larry Fryers (Clones) v James Ferrin (Holy Family GG)
67Kg: Tom O'Donnell (Ballymun) v Jason Quigley (Finn Valley)
71Kg: Shane McGuigan (Clones) v John Joe Joyce (St Matthews)
75Kg: Brian Brosnan (Olympic) v Stephen O'Reilly (Twintowns)
81Kg: Stephen Ward (Monkstown Antrim) v Michael Ward (Galway)
85Kg: Ciaran McAuley (Holy Family GG) v Declan Trainor (St Bronaghs)
91Kg: Martin Stokes (Letterkenny) v Pat Corcoran (Galway)
91Kg+: Aiadan O'Neill (Paulstown) v Joe Joyce (Moate)
 

All Saints coach Hamill blasts Donnelly decision

Seconds Out
By Eamonn O’Hara & Thomas Hawkins
04/11/08

How are we supposed to keep our boxers in this sport when shocking decisions like this continue to happen?”
That’s the question posed by “outraged” All Saints coach Gerry Hamill.
Former Commonwealth Games gold medal winner Hamill rang Seconds Out in an attempt to highlight what he felt was some baffling refereeing/judging at the National U21 Championships in Dublin at the weekend.
Hamill’s fury was directed at the verdict in the light-welter semi-final featuring his Ballymena lad Stephen Donnelly and Clones tough nut Larry Fryers, who edged the bout 16-14.
“Stephen was 11-3 ahead, the lad Fryers had received two standing counts during the second round, was given another count in the third but Stephen didn’t get a point for it.” blasted Hamill.
“Amateur boxing as I know it now is not the same boxing as 15 years ago and in truth these decisions are chasing us out of this sport.
“Stephen is very upset and it’s going to be very difficult for me to convince him to continue.
“I went through this myself, walked away from boxing at the Stadium twice, but Gerry Storey talked me round to stick at it.
“The scoring after he led 11-3 was ridiculous. Okay, the Clones lad was well behind and went hell for leather but the scores were going for him as if you were putting petrol into your car.
“I’ve complained before about this and I know I’ll get nowhere with this just like all the times before but how are we supposed to keep our boxers in this sport?
“How can they tell you this system is better than any other?”

 

McGuigan’s eye on the big stage

 

By David Kelly
Friday, 31 October 2008

 

From the moment he walked up to his dad and told him he wanted to box, Shane McGuigan knew the road would be hard.

One wonders if he knew just how hard but tomorrow night he continues along his sharp learning curve when he meets Christy Boyle of Dunfanaghy in the semi-finals of the Irish under-21 championships.

Shane, blessed with the strength and desire of his former world champion dad Barry, has not only had to deal with those in the ring but sadly some who are quick to snipe from the sidelines.

This was the case when at the first attempt he won the Ulster senior welterweight title earlier this year. The decision over Cathal McCauley was greeted with a chorus of boos from many influenced by the green-eyed monster of jealousy.

Barry probably felt it more than Shane who carries himself in a dignified manner and is zoned in on developing into a force on the international stage, despite having only 19 fights (one defeat) on his amateur card - a quarter of the contests enjoyed by most boxers at this stage of their career.

Competing in these championships is further fast-track preparation for the Irish seniors and the defence of his Ulster welterweight title as he plans for a big year in 2009, with the Commonwealth Games a year later on the horizon.

“Obviously I have to perform on the domestic scene and prove myself but the international stage is where I want to be. I love challenges and I believe the better fighter I box the better I am,” said Shane. “I want to test myself in internationals and in 2009 I hope to go up a level and if the opportunity comes I’d love to go to the Commonwealth Games.”

The opening contest of the championships saw Shane take on Donegal man Martin Lynch and despite trailing by four points going into the last two minutes he showed the strength and character to roar back and win by a point - with many feeling it could have been a wider margin of victory.

Tomorrow night Shane will seek to make that pressure tell in order to set up a final against either Conor Coyle or John Joe Joyce.

 
November 1st
                                                         IRISH AMATEUR BOXING ASSOCIATION
                                             "National U/21 Championships S/F Results"
 
Shane McGuigan is just one fight away from adding an Irish U/21 title to his Ulster senior crown following a thrilling semi final over Christy Boyle at the National Stadium tonight.
The Clones fighter, who has his dad Barry McGuigan in his corner, got ahead and stayed ahead after four rounds of constant aggression against his Donegal opponent.
McGuigan, who is effectively using his fathers old tactics of going for the body - but who also has a few tricks of his own -  took the opening round 11-2 and was 19-11 to the good at the end of the second.
Boyle moved to within four points in the third, but got caught with a series of body and head shots and was still eight points adrift at the end of the frame.
Both boxers traded ferocious leather in the fourth but it was McGuigan that emerged victorious by an eleven point margin.
McGuigan senior, who was banished from his sons corner for coaching by referee Edward Cummins in the fourth round, said that they were delighted with the win.
McGuigan junior will now meet John Joe Joyce, of the St Matthews club in Dublin, in next Fridays final.
Scores at the end of each round: 11-2,19-11,25-11, 30-21.
 
There were wins also for Gary Molloy and Sonny Upton, who landed some beautiful shots on his way to a convincing victory over Mark Ginley.
Larry Fryers took two standing counts in the second round and looked to be heading for the exit against Steven Donnelly
who was 11-2 up going at the end of the frame.
But Fryers staged a stunning comeback to level the bout in the third before forging ahead and claiming victory by a four point margin in one of the comebacks of the year.
Jason Quigley also had his hand raised in victory following a competitive four rounds with Patrick J Ward, and Stephen
O'Reilly out gunned Donald Ward in the middleweight decider.
O'Reilly, a multiple Irish champion, impressed in this fight and is now just one bout away from adding an U/21 to his ever growing collection.
Michael Ward, meanwhile, edged out Patrick O'Shea and Martin Stokes earned a deserved win over Antoine Griffen in
a light heavyweight clash which saw both boxers taking standing counts in the third and fourth. 
The finals will be held on Friday November 7th
 
National U/21 Championships Finals Results November 1st
51Kg: Gary Molloy (Moate) beat  Michael Conlon (St John Bosco) 7-4
60Kg: Sonny Upton (Holy Family GG) beat Mark Ginley (Oliver Plunkett) 26-3
64Kg: Steven Donnelly (All Saints) lost to Larry Fryers (Clones) 14-16
67Kg: Jason Quigley (Finn Valley) beat Patrick J Ward (Olympic) 8-5
71Kg: Shane McGuigan (Clones) beat Christy Boyle (Dunfanaghy) 30-21
75Kg: Stephen O'Reilly (Twintowns) beat Donal Ward (Loughglynn) 12-8
81Kg: Michael Ward (Galway) beat Patrick O'Shea (St Colmans) 9-8
91Kg: Antoine Griffen (Conamara) lost to Martin Stokes (Letterkenny) 7-16
 
National U/21 Championships Semi Final Results October 31st
54Kg: Jason Smith (Blessington) beat Sean Davis (Dealgan) W/O
54Kg: Daniel Coughlan (St Anne's) beat Chris Rice (Immaculata) RET4
57Kg: Paul Hyland (Immaculata) lost to Sean Kilroy (Holy Family Drogheda) 7-20
57Kg: Graham Keating (St Saviours OBA) beat Paul Nolan (Grangecon) 17-5
60Kg: Keith Coady (Westside) lost to Gavin Keating (St Saviours OBA) RSC4
67Kg: Tom O'Donnell (Ballymun) beat Dean Parnell (CIE) RSCO3
71Kg: Conor Coyle (St Josephs Dublin) lost to John Joe Joyce (St Matthews) 4-15
75Kg: Brian Brosnan (Olympic) beat  Mark Carlyle (Crumlin) 18-8
81Kg: Carl Roche (St Michael's Newross) lost to Stephen Ward (Monkstown Antrim) RET2
 
October 31st.
                                                         IRISH AMATEUR BOXING ASSOCIATION
                                             "National U/21 Championships S/F Results"
 
The Keating twins, Gavin and Graham, were celebrating a Halloween double tonight after both St Saviour OBA boxers won their semi final bouts at the National U/21 Championships at the National Stadium in Dublin.
Gavin saw off the challenge of lightweight Keith Coady in a  Dublin derby, and Graham marched into the
featherweight final courtesy of 17-5 win over Paul Nolan.
Sean Kilroy meanwhile, produced an impressive array of punches to outpoint Paul Hyland.
Meantime, Tom O'Donnell and John Joe Joyce advanced from the other two all Dublin semi finals to contest next weekends 67Kg and 71Kg finals.
Middleweight Brian Brosnan picked up the pace in the second round to out score Mark Carlyle by a 10 point margin and light heavyweight, Stephen Ward forced Carl Roche into a first round standing count en route to victory.
The National U/21 Championships will resume with semi finals tomorrow evening. The weigh-in will be held between 8.30am and 9.30am Saturday at the National Stadium.
The finals will be held on Friday November 7th
 
National U/21 Championships Semi Final Results
54Kg: Jason Smith (Blessington) beat Sean Davis (Dealgan) W/O
54Kg: Daniel Coughlan (St Anne's) beat Chris Rice (Immaculata) RET4
57Kg: Paul Hyland (Immaculata) lost to Sean Kilroy (Holy Family Drogheda) 7-20
57Kg: Graham Keating (St Saviours OBA) beat Paul Nolan (Grangecon) 17-5
60Kg: Keith Coady (Westside) lost to Gavin Keating (St Saviours OBA) RSC4
67Kg: Tom O'Donnell (Ballymun) beat Dean Parnell (CIE) RSCO3
71Kg: Conor Coyle (St Josephs Dublin) lost to John Joe Joyce (St Matthews) 4-15
75Kg: Brian Brosnan (Olympic) beat  Mark Carlyle (Crumlin) 18-8
81Kg: Carl Roche (St Michael's Newross) lost to Stephen Ward (Monkstown Antrim) RET2
 
National U/21 Championships Quarter Final Results October 25th (evening session)
64Kg: Anthony Lawerence (Ballymun) lost to James Ferrin (Holy Family) 5-7
64Kg: John Murray (Gorey) beat Paul McArdle (Dealgan) RET4
64Kg: Stephen Coughlan (Bray) lost to Steven Donnelly (All Saints) 7-12
64Kg: James McDonagh (Kilcullen) lost to Larry Fryers (Clones) 3-19
67Kg: Tom O'Donnell (Ballymun) beat Daniel Mulhern (St Bridgets) 22-1
67Kg: Darren Foley (CIE) lost to  Dean Parnell (CIE) 6-17
67Kg: Eddie Myers (Ryston) lost to Jason Quigley (Finn Valley) 4-21
67Kg: Patrick J Ward (Olympic) beat  Mark McNamara (St Francis) 6-3
71Kg: John Myers (St Michael's Athy) Conor Coyle (St Josephs Derry) 11-11 C/B 22-26
71Kg: John Joe Joyce (St Matthews) beat  Gerard Stokes (Ballymun) DISQ
71Kg: Michael Bustard (Monkstown) lost to Shane McGuigan (Clones) 9-15
71Kg: Christy Boyle (Dunnfanaghy) beat Jonathan Doyle (West Finglas) DISQ
 
 
 
National U/21 Championships Quarter Final Results October 25th (afternoon session)
 
54Kg: Christopher Rice (Immaculata) beat Kenneth Ruth (St Mary's Dublin) 5-3
57Kg: David Moran (St Michael's Newross) lost to Sean Kilroy (Holy Familt Drogheda) 10-12
57Kg: Graham Keating (St Saviours OBA) beat  Seosamh Ferry (Dunfanaghy) 21-10
57Kg: Paul Nolan (Grangecon) beat Richie McGarry (Blessington) 5-3
60Kg: Keith Coady (Westside) beat Martin McDonagh (St Anne's) 8-6
60Kg: Gavin Keating (St Saviours OBA) beat Clive Condron (Kilcullen) 13-2
60Kg: Owen Bergin (Portlaoise) lost to Sonny Upton (Holy Family GG) 3-17
60Kg: Conor Byrne (Furbo) lost to Mark Ginley (Oliver Plunkett) 6-8
75Kg: Darren Kay (Saviours Crystal) lost to Brian Brosnan (Olympic) RSC4
75Kg: Noel McCarron (Carrigart) lost to  Mark Carlyle (Crumlin) 8-11
75Kg: Stephen O'Reilly (Twintowns) beat Thomas O'Neill (Gorey) 11-8
75Kg: Donal Ward (Loughglynn) beat  Matthew Johnston (Abbey) 11-2
81Kg: James Fahy (Tobar Pheadair) lost to Patrick O'Shea (St Colmans) RSC2
85Kg: Robert Burke (Crumlin) lost to  Declan Trainor (St Bronaghs) RSCI1
 
 
 
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Click on above links for Friday and Saturdays draw.
 
October 31st.
                                                     IRISH AMATEUR BOXING ASSOCIATION
                                                                 "National U/21 Semi Finals"
 
Bantamweights Jason Smith and Sean Davis will get the National U/21 Championships semi finals underway at the National Stadium in Dublin tonight.
The 54Kg clash is one of eleven last four deciders to be decided at the home of Irish boxing this evening.
Middleweight prospect Brian Brosnan will also be in action versus Mark Carlyle.
Another nine semi finals will take place at the National Stadium tomorrow evening where Clones team-mates Larry Fryers and Shane McGuigan will be vying to edge a step closer to a club double.
McGuigan, the reigning Ulster senior welterweight champion, who will have his father Barry McGuigan in his corner, faces Christy Boyle at light middleweight and Fryers goes head-to-head with  Steven Donnelly.
Sonny Upton and Mark Ginley also meet on Saturday in an eagerly anticipated all Belfast lightweight showdown.
The weigh-in for Saturdays semi finals will take place between 8.30am and 9.30am.
Boxing begins at 7.30pm tonight and Saturday evening.
The National U/21 Championships finals will be held on Friday, November 7th.
 
Bernard O'Neill
Public Relations Officer
Irish Amateur Boxing Association
Ph: 086.0579558
Fax: 061.408627
bernard.oneill@oceanfree.net
www.iaba.ie
 

Cyclone Shane on course for Irish title

Amateur Boxing: Ireland U21 Championships
By Eamonn O’Hara
27/10/08
 
Shane McGuigan
Chip off the old block: Shane McGuigan has reached the semi-finals of the Ireland U21 Championships     

SHANE McGuigan is on course to emulate his WBA world featherweight champion father, ‘Clones Cyclone’ Barry, in his first crack at the Irish U21 Championship after qualifying for this week’s semi-final box-offs at the National Stadium.
The teenager, who claimed a senior Ulster title a few months ago on his debut appearance, fought back to beat last year’s finalist Martin Lynch 13-12 in the prelims before out-scoring tough Monkstown rival Michael Bustard in Saturday night’s light-middleweight quarter-finals 15-9.
Barry, also Shane’s coach, won this title 30 years ago at the famous Dublin venue.
He said of his son’s progress in the colours of Clones ABC: “I am delighted with the wins here at this historic old building which brings back so many memories from my days as an Irish international.”
The 19-year-old Ulster champion is matched against Donegal opposition in Dunfanaghy’s Christy Boyle in the semi-finals, which are spread over Friday and Saturday nights at the Stadium.
Boyle advanced to the last four when West Finglas ABC’s Jonathan Doyle was disqualified.
McGuigan’s Clones club mate, Larry Fryers, made it a great weekend for the Monaghan outfit when he made it through to the semi-finals of the 64 kilos division – one of three Ulster contenders at the weight to progress.
Fryers proved too hot for Kilcullen’s James McDonagh, scoring an impressive 19-3 win.
In the same category, James Ferrin of Belfast’s Holy Family was pushed all the way by Ballymun’s Anthony Lawrence, edging a 7-5 result, while Ballymena All Saints contender Stephen Donnelly scored a 12-7 win over Stephen Coughlan of Bray.
At light-middle, Derry’s Conor Coyle needed countback to see off John Myers of St Michael’s, Athy. The contest was drawn 11-11 with Coyle going through 26-22 on countback.
Rostrevor’s Declan Trainor stayed on target for a third underage Irish title. A former U14 and U19 National champion, Trainor proved too much to deal with for Crumlin’s Robert Burke, with the contest at 85kgs stopped early.
Ulster’s excellent showing continued at 75kgs where Donegal’s Stephen O’Reilly, boxing for the Twin Towns club, came through a tight contest with Gorey’s Thomas O’Neill, winning 11-8 Mark Ginley of Oliver Plunkett’s had two scoring punches in hand over Furbo’s Conor Byrne in the 60 kilos quarter-finals, winning 8-6.
Sonny Upton, boxing out of Belfast’s Holy Family, is through at Ginley’s weight also.
Upton defeated Owen Bergin of Portlaoise 13-7. Immaculata’s Christopher Rice advanced at 54kgs, beating Kenneth Ruth of St Mary’s, Dublin after a low-scoring 5-3 duel.
There were disappointments for Dunfanaghy lightweight Seosamh Ferry, beaten 21-10 by Graham Keating (St Saviour’s OBA), Carrigart’s Noel McCarron and Abbey’s Matthew Johnston, both at middleweight, going out to Mark Carlyle (Crumlin) and Donal Ward (Loughglynn). The finals will take place on November 7.

 

October 25th
                                                         IRISH AMATEUR BOXING ASSOCIATION
                                             "National U/21 Championships Q/F Results"
 
Light welterweight Larry Fryers recorded  a convincing 19-3 win over James McDonagh in this evenings quarter final session of the National U/21 Championships at the National Stadium in Dublin.
And Shane McGuigan, with his father Barry McGuigan working his corner, completed the Clones double after earning a 15-9 victory over skilful Antrim light middleweight Michael Bustard.
Both boxers were tied at 2-2 at the end of the first, but McGuigan edged ahead 5-4 at the bell for the conclusion of the second.
McGuigan opened up a three point advantage in the third, a cracking right near a neutral corner being the pick of the bunch.
The Clones fighter, boxing out of the blue corner, then forced his opponent into a standing count with a left jab near the end of the fourth.
Scores at end of first three rounds (2-2,5-6,8-11).
Meanwhile, Derry light middleweight Conor Coyle staged a remarkable comeback to claim victory on a count-back from his bout with John Myers.
Myers was two points up with 30 seconds remaining - but Coyle restored parity with a flurry of punches to level the four rounder at 11-11.
In this afternoons session, the Keating twins, Graham and Gavin, were celebrating on the double after advancing from their featherweight and lightweight quarter finals.
But David Moran paid the penalty for receiving a public warning in the fourth after he lost by a two point margin to Sean Kilroy.
Sonny Upton impressed in his win over Owen Bergin, and Brian Brosnan added to his growing reputation with a convincing victory over Darren Kay.
Donegal's Stephen O'Reilly showed his experience to withstand a spirited come back from Thomas O'Neill, while Patrick O'Shea ensured that there would be at least one Leesiders in the last four after stopping James Fahy in round two.
The National U/21 Championships will resume with semi final bouts next Friday and Saturday October 31st and November 1st.
 
The finals will take place on Friday November 7th.
 
 
National U/21 Championships Quarter Final Results October 25th (evening session)
64Kg: Anthony Lawerence (Ballymun) lost to James Ferrin (Holy Family) 5-7
64Kg: John Murray (Gorey) beat Paul McArdle (Dealgan) RET4
64Kg: Stephen Coughlan (Bray) lost to Steven Donnelly (All Saints) 7-12
64Kg: James McDonagh (Kilcullen) lost to Larry Fryers (Clones) 3-19
67Kg: Tom O'Donnell (Ballymun) beat Daniel Mulhern (St Bridgets) 22-1
67Kg: Darren Foley (CIE) lost to  Dean Parnell (CIE) 6-17
67Kg: Eddie Myers (Ryston) lost to Jason Quigley (Finn Valley) 4-21
67Kg: Patrick J Ward (Olympic) beat  Mark McNamara (St Francis) 6-3
71Kg: John Myers (St Michael's Athy) Conor Coyle (St Josephs Derry) 11-11 C/B 22-26
71Kg: John Joe Joyce (St Matthews) beat  Gerard Stokes (Ballymun) DISQ
71Kg: Michael Bustard (Monkstown) lost to Shane McGuigan (Clones) 9-15
71Kg: Christy Boyle (Dunnfanaghy) beat Jonathan Doyle (West Finglas) DISQ
 
National U/21 Championships Quarter Final Results October 25th (afternoon session)
54Kg: Christopher Rice (Immaculata) beat Kenneth Ruth (St Mary's Dublin) 5-3
57Kg: David Moran (St Michael's Newross) lost to Sean Kilroy (Holy Familt Drogheda) 10-12
57Kg: Graham Keating (St Saviours OBA) beat  Seosamh Ferry (Dunfanaghy) 21-10
57Kg: Paul Nolan (Grangecon) beat Richie McGarry (Blessington) 5-3
60Kg: Keith Coady (Westside) beat Martin McDonagh (St Anne's) 8-6
60Kg: Gavin Keating (St Saviours OBA) beat Clive Condron (Kilcullen) 13-2
60Kg: Owen Bergin (Portlaoise) lost to Sonny Upton (Holy Family GG) 3-17
60Kg: Conor Byrne (Furbo) lost to Mark Ginley (Oliver Plunkett) 6-8
75Kg: Darren Kay (Saviours Crystal) lost to Brian Brosnan (Olympic) RSC4
75Kg: Noel McCarron (Carrigart) lost to  Mark Carlyle (Crumlin) 8-11
75Kg: Stephen O'Reilly (Twintowns) beat Thomas O'Neill (Gorey) 11-8
75Kg: Donal Ward (Loughglynn) beat  Matthew Johnston (Abbey) 11-2
81Kg: James Fahy (Tobar Pheadair) lost to Patrick O'Shea (St Colmans) RSC2
85Kg: Robert Burke (Crumlin) lost to  Declan Trainor (St Bronaghs) RSCI1
 
October 24th
                                                         IRISH AMATEUR BOXING ASSOCIATION
                                               "National U/21 Championships Results"
 
Shane McGuigan advanced to the last eight of the National U2/1 Championships after coming from behind to edge out Martin Lynch in an edge of the seat light middleweight thriller at the National Stadium tonight.
Lynch, who reached last seasons U/21 middleweight final, was 10-6 up going into the final frame of an explosive preliminary round 71Kg showdown.
But McGuigan, a son of former Irish senior and WBA champion Barry McGuigan, pulled out all the stops in the final stanza to earn a 13-12 verdict and  progress to tomorrow evenings quarter final.
McGuigans Clones team-mate Larry Fryers also had his hand raised in victory tonight, as did the impressive Sonny Upton.
Consistent Limerick light welterweight  Mark McNamara continued his superb run of form with a 4-1 victory over Dean Evans and Christy Boyle ensured that he will be involved in the last eight deciders with a win over Paul McDonagh.
The National U/21 Championships will resume tomorrow with two sesssions beginning at 2pm and 7.30pm.
Semi final bouts will be held on Friday and Saturday October 31st and November 1st with the finals pencilled in for Friday November 7th.
 
National U/21 Championships Preliminary Results October 24th
60Kg: Sonny Upton (Holy Family) beat Sean Magee (Ligoniel) 23-2 
60Kg: Conor Byrne (Furbo) beat Stephen Kilroy (Holy Family Drogheda) 8-7
60Kg: Eamon Finnegan (St Agnes) lost to Mark Ginley (Oliver Plunkett) 10-11
64Kg: Darren Byrne (Furbo) lost to Larry Fryers (Clones) RSC2
67Kg: John Joe Joyce (jnr) (St Michael's Athy) lost to  Patrick J Ward (Olympic) 7-12
67Kg: Mark McNamara (St Francis) beat  Dean Evans (Baldoyle) 4-1
71Kg: Michael Bustard (Monkstown Antrim)  beat Shane Egan (Bracken) 9-2
71Kg: Shane McGuigan (Clones) beat Martin Lynch (Illies GG) 13-12
71Kg: Christy Boyle (Dunfanaghy)  beat Paul McDonagh (Crumlin) RSC3
71Kg: Barry Barnes (Saviours Crystal) lost to  Jonathan Doyle (West Finglas) 3-10
                                  
Bernard O'Neill
Public Relations Officer
Irish Amateur Boxing Association
Ph: 086.0579558
Fax: 061.408627
bernard.oneill@oceanfree.net
www.iaba.ie
October 24th
                                                         IRISH AMATEUR BOXING ASSOCIATION
                                                     "National U/21 Championships"
                                  
Ulster senior champion Shane McGuigan will begin his quest for an Irish U/21 title versus Martin Lynch in a preliminary round light middleweight bout at the National Stadium in Dublin tonight.
McGuigan, a son of ex Irish Olympian and former WBA featherweight champion, Barry McGuigan - who won an Irish U/21 title in 1978 - claimed his Ulster senior crown at welterweight in Belfast last April.
Lynch, from the Illies Golden Gloves club in Donegal, reached the middleweight final at last years U/21 Championships where he was beaten by Brian Brosnan.
 
Meantime, two sets of twins will compete at this years Championships which has attracted 81 entries.
The Keating twins, Gavin and Graham, from the St Saviours club in Dublin, and the Byrne twins, Conor and Darren from the Furbo club in Galway, will all be in action.
Gavin will box at lightweight and Graham at featherweight. Conor Byrne meanwhile, will box at lightweight and Darren at light welterweight.
The National U/21 Championships will resume tomorrow with two quarter final sessions beginning at 2pm and 7.30pm.
Semi final bouts will be held on Friday and Saturday October 31st and November 1st.
The finals will be held on Friday November 7th.
 
Bernard O'Neill
October 22nd.
 
                                                IRISH AMATEUR BOXING ASSOCIATION
                                                             "National U/21 Championships"
 
Current Ulster senior welterweight champion Shane McGuigan has moved up to light middleweight for the upcoming National U/21 Championships at the National Stadium in Dublin.
The 19 year old, a son of former Irish senior champion and 1980 Irish Olympian Barry McGuigan, an ex WBA World featherweight champion and Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee, is one of four boxers who have so far entered the 71Kg category along with Conor Coyle, Barry Barnes and Christy Boyle.
St Francis ace Mark McNamara, who recorded an impressive win at last weekends Central Council tournament, will be competing at light welterweight.
Talented young Twinstowns middleweight Stephen O'Reilly is also in the mix along with team mate Danny Tourish.
The weigh - in for the 2008 U/21 National Championships will be held between 8.30am and 10am and 12 noon and 1pm at the National Stadium on Friday with the draw to follow.
Preliminary round boxing will commence at 7.30pm on Friday evening.
 
National U/21 Championships Entries (as of October 21st) National Stadium Dublin October 24th/25th/31st
48Kg: Michael Conlon (St John Bosco Belfast)
51Kg: Darren Coughlan (St Anne's), Gary Molloy (Moate)
54Kg: Sean Davis (Holy Family Drogheda) Christopher Rice (Immaculata)
57Kg: Michael Bustard (Monkstown Antrim) Paul Nolan (Grangecon) Sean Kilroy (Holy Family Drogheda) Paul Hyland (Immaculata)
David Moran (St Michael's) Seaosamh Ferry (Dunfanaghy)
60Kg: Clive Condron (Kilcullen) Owen Bergin (Portlaoise) Martin McDonagh (St Anne's) Stephen Kilroy (Holy Family Drogheda)
Conor Byrne (Furbo)Eamon Finnegan (St Agnes) Mark Ginley (Oliver Plunkett)
64Kg: James McDonagh (Kilcullen) Larry Fryers (Clones) Darren Byrne (Furbo) Anthony Lawrence (Ballymun) Stephen Coughlan (Bray BC)
67Kg: Tom O'Donnell (Ballymun) Mark McNamara (St Francis) Jonathan Doyle (West Finglas) Dean Evans (Baldoyle)
Patrick J Ward (Olympic) Shane Egan (Bracken)
71Kg:Shane McGuigan (Clones) Conor Coyle (St Josephs Derry) Barry Barnes (Saviours Crystal) Christy Boyle (Dunfanaghy)
75Kg: Gerard Stokes (Ballymun) Donal Ward (Loughglynn) Stephen O'Reilly (Twintowns) Martin Lynch (Illies GG)
Bernie McDonagh (St Anne's) Brian Brosnan (Olympic) Noel McCarron (Carrigart)  Patrick McCrory (Immaculata) Thomas O'Neill (Gorey) Darren Kay (Saviours Crystal)
81Kg: Michael Ward (Galway) Danny Tourish (Twintowns) Patrick O'Shea (St Colmans) Carl Roche (St Michael's)
Stephen Ward (Monkstown Antrim)
85Kg: Declan Trainor (St Bronaghs)
91Kg: Martin Stokes (Letterkenny)
91Kg+ Aidan O'Neill (Paulstown) Joseph Joyce (Moate)

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