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County Antrim Boxing proudly present

International Elite Amateur Boxing

Supported by


Box Belfast 2011 will showcase the best of County Antrim Boxing against Elite teams from Canada, Cyprus, Greece, Belgium, Portugal, Scotland and England in in two day box-fest over Fri and Sat 6th and 7th May 2011 in the Emerald Roadhouse, 33-37 Finaghy Road North (old Devenish Arms).

Medical inspection will be conducted By Dr JE Donnelly and his team on Fri 6th May from 9-10am in Dury's Hotel Belfast. Weigh-in and the draw will take place after medicals.

Two sessions, on Friday 6th and Sat 7th May in the Emerald Roadhouse, will be decide the tournament winners on the Round Robin basis:

  • 1st Session - Friday 6th May 8-11pm - admission £5
  • 2nd Session - Saturday 7th May 8-11pm - admission £5


2nd May 2011

The County Antrim team will include two of the Delhi Commonwealth Games Medalists:

  • male
    • 56kg JD Meli, Immaculata
    • 60kg James Fryers, Immaculata
    • 64kg Mark O'Hara, Holy Trinity
    • 64kg Tyrone McKenna, Oliver Plunkett
    • 64kg James McDonagh, Dockers
    • 69kg Paddy Gallagher, Gleann
    • 75kg Conrad Cunnings, Holy Trinity
    • 75kg Alfredo Meli, Immaculata
    • 81kg Ray Ginley, Oliver Plunkett
    • 91kg Steven Ward, Monkstown
    • 91+kg Declan McCullough, Dockers
    • 91+kg Chris Devaney, Dockers
  • female
    • 64kg Alanna Murphy, Eastside







County Antrim Boxing produced all 5 of the boxing medals (3 Gold and 2 Silver), which was 50% of the Northern Ireland medal haul, at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games.

To celebrate this magnificent achievement we plan to have the Northern Ireland Elite Boxing Team competing against top class European opposition as both a showcase for Irelandís most successful sport and to mark the 10th anniversary of Belfast hosting the AIBA World Boxing Championships back in 2001.

We aim to make this Box Belfast an annual event on the European Elite Amateur Boxing calendar and thus participate in the national development before the London Olympics and as a legacy event to maximise competitor participation and audience attendance.

With the 5 Commonwealth Medalists in action and the potential to act as an Olympic qualifier for local boxers the potential is there with the right professional support to make the event a huge success.

Three of the 5 Delhi medal winners hail from West Belfast so this inaugural event will take place there (Emerald Roadhouse, Finaghy Road North - old Devenish Arms) to maximise attendance, with Ballysillan hosting the following year before the London Olympics and thereafter depending on level of success.



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