European Junior Championships – Eight Irish in action on Day 3
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Eight Ireland boxers are between the ropes on Day Three of the tournament. Ireland have registered 12 wins across two days in Sarajevo and will look to add to them on a busy Tuesday, Michael O’Reilly, Joseph Mihai, Kalib Walsh, Desmond Sweeney, Eddie Corcoran, Eddie Harty, Jason Donoghue and John Donoghue all take to the ring. O’Reilly has a quick turn-around from Monday’s win and is back between the ropes in Bout 9 of Ring A’s Afternoon Session, against Turkey’s Ozer Egeberk. In Bout 15 of the same ring and session, 57kg J Mihai, takes on Russia’s Pavel Kondrashov in his Last 16 contest ..read more
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Fab Five – Another successful day for Ireland at the European Junior Championships
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Ireland enjoyed another successful day at the European Junior Championships on Monday. The young team followed up the seven wins of Sunday with five victories in Sarajevo. Michael O’Reilly, Jason Donoghue, Oliver Plachta, Desmond Sweeney and John Mongans all had their had raised in the prestigious tournament. St Paul’s 48kg O’Reilly, openned his campaign, against Rubin Clarkson of Scotland, and progresses to the Last 16, following a 5-0 decision. Judges scored the bout 30:27; 30:27; 29:28; 30:27; 30:27. Olympic Mullingar’s Donoghue was between the ropes against Georgia’s Giorgi Kilasonia – his ..read more
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Lewis Crocker open to contesting ‘biggest fight in Ireland’ next
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 Lewis Crocker is happy to keep it real, ‘Real Deal’ that is, open to contesting the ‘biggest fight in Ireland’ next. ‘The Croc”s’ win over Conah Walker in Birmingham on Saturday was witnessed ringside by  Paddy Donovan and it seems Matchroom and Eddie Hearn want to make the all-Irish clash for November. The Belfast man is more than ok with that plan but remains open to all comers, taking a ‘line them up I’ll knock them over’ approach. “I think it’s the biggest fight in Ireland, so we can for sure get it on. “Whether it’s two fights’ (time) or next, we’ll get it on. I’ll fight him ne ..read more
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Eddie Hearn’s strong reaction to Paddy Donovan’s Limerick proposal
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The numbers have to add up. Eddie Hearn says he will promote Lewis Crocker versus Paddy Donovan where it makes financial sense. The fast-rising Irish welterweights have agreed to trade leather in what stands to be one of the most eagerly anticipated all-Irish clashes in recent history. Matchroom have eyed up promoting the bout in Belfast in November but Team Donovan are pushing for it a different venue. Donovan confronted Hearn after Crocker defeated Walker in a war of attrition and requested the fight be made in Limerick. Speaking to the Mirror after the Matchroom CEO expressed Treaty County ..read more
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Lou DiBella wants Joe Ward to dethrone British ‘King’
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Lou DiBella is eyeing an intriguing Irish versus English clash next for Joe Ward. The veteran New York fight maker would like to put the Irish amateur legend in with Lydon Arthur. Indeed, Di Bella urged Team Arthur, and Wasserman in particular, to get in touch with regard to getting the fight on post the Brits most recent win. “How about Lyndon Arthur vs Joe Ward ?!? That’d be a good scrap. Need to call Wasserman guys on that one,” DiBella said speaking online. Ward stopped former world title challenger Derrick Webster in New York last time out, getting a busy St Patrick’s week for Irish ..read more
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European Junior Championships – EIGHT Irish in action on Day 2
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Eight Irish fighters climb through the ropes on Day 2 of the European Junior Championships on Monday. Michael O’Reilly, Jason Donoghue, Oliver Plachta, Desmond Sweeney, John McGinley, Cathal Myers, John Mongans and William Heaphy all compete in Sarejavo. O’Reilly of St Paul’s, Waterford opens his campaign in Bout 7 of Ring A’s Afternoon Session, against Rubin Clarkson of Scotland. Two bouts later, Olympic Milingar’s Donoghue is between the ropes against Georgia’s Giorgi Kilasonia. In Ring B’s Bout 2, 46kg Plachta, of Limerick club St Francis, will also face Georgian opposition, in Da ..read more
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Magnificent Seven – Wins roll in for Ireland on Day 1 of European Junior Championships
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There were seven magnificent’ wins for Ireland on the opening day of the European Junior Championships in Sarajevo. 10 young Irish hopefuls took to the ring in the prestigious Continental tournament and 70 percent of them progressed to the next round. Abby Molloy got things underway in style, as she opened Ireland’s account with a resounding RSC2 win over Romania. Molloy has secured a quarter-final berth, and boxes England’s Lily Bassett for a medal in Wednesday’s evening Session. View this post on Instagram A post shared by IABA (@boxingireland) Featherweight Joseph Mihai was next between ..read more
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Ireland’s European Junior Championship GOLD Medal winners
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Twenty-five young Irish fighters will mine for gold at the European Junior Championships in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina over the next week or so. History suggests at least two will finish on top of the podium, with Ireland winning two golds in each of the last four tournaments. Ava Henry and Tadhg O’Donnell put their names on a special select list of Irish fighters in Italy last time out. The Dublin and Greystones boxers won lightweight and welterweight gold medals at the European Junior (U16) Championships in Italy. The victories were Ireland’s 16th and 17th gold medal wins at the tourna ..read more
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The Class of 2022 – Ireland last European Junior medal haul
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A 25-strong Irish team are currently in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina ready to contest the European Junior Championships. The last time Ireland contested the tournament they came home from Italy with a massive 10 medal haul. Below are the class of 2022 medal winners. GOLD Ava Henry (Docklands) Tadhg O’Donnell (Four Kings) SILVER Grace Conway (Tredagh) Niamh Keogh (Olympic L) Mary McDonagh (Sliabh Luachra) Jamie Collins (Drimnagh) BRONZE Alfie Jordan (Olympic L) John Harty (Portlaoise) Cillian Reilly Lennon (Jobstown) Sophie Curley Gray (Dealgan) The post The Class of 2022 – Ireland last Eur ..read more
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European Junior Championships – TEN Irish fighters in opening day action
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2d ago
Ireland have been handed the chance to make a statement start to the European Junior Championships today. Ten of the 25 boxers ready to represent their country Sarajevo over the next eight days are in action on the opening day. Abby Molloy, Joseph Mihai, John Donoghue, Edward Harty, Isabel Nolan, Molly Doyle, Paige Nickles, Mary Ann Furlong and Kayleigh Byrne all see Sunday action. Molloy, of Sacred Heart, Dublin is the first Ireland boxer in action in the championships. Irealnd’s 46kg fighter takes on Romania, opening bout in Ring A. Feather weight Mihai, of Crumlin BC, is in action against E ..read more
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