Boxing

  • Assassin Boxing has announced that Roy Sheahan will fight on December 7th in Mayo on the undercard of ‘The Homecoming’ which is headlined by Ray Moylette’s first title fight and the return of Gary Spike O Sullivan. 

    Roy Sheahan, a decorated amateur, hit the headlines last March when he won ‘Last Man Standing’ defeating Vladimir Belujsky, JJ McDonagh and Jack Cullen to claim the crown. 

    Sheahan is looking forward to getting back in the ring, and is ready for an exciting 2019 as he targets the Irish title and more. 

    Tickets available https://www.ticketmaster.ie/professional-championship-boxing-co-mayo-07-12-2018/event/1800555AC9D5849A

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    Castlerea boxer Aoife O'Rourke is one of a number of Irish boxers fighting for Olympic berths at the European Olympic Qualifying Tournament in London this week.

    The Castlerea boxer, and 2019 European champion, will take on an Viktoriya Kebikava of Belarus tomorrow - St Patrick's Day.

    This is the first of two opportunities for Irish boxers to gain qualification to the Tokyo games this Summer - boxers who don't achieve qualification in London will have a second chance to qualify at the World Tournament in Paris in May.

  • Aoife O'Rourke from Castlerea is guaranteed to win at least a silver medal after her middleweight semi-final against Russian opponent Anastasia Shamonova at the European Women's Elite Championships in Madrid. 

    The Roscommon native outclassed Shamonova, the current World and Olympic Youth champion, winning on a split decision with one of the five judges awarding the fight to the Russian.

    O'Rourke now progresses to this evening's final against Poland's Elzebieta Wojcik.

  • Castlerea boxer Aoife O’Rourke is in action today at the Women's World Boxing Championships in New Delhi.

    Aoife is in last 16 action against Lauren Price of Wales in the 75kg Category.

  • Aoife O'Rourke has bowed out of the Women's World Boxing Championships in New Delhi.

    The Roscommon fighter lost her middleweight last 16 encounter with Lauren Price of Wales.

  • Castlerea’s Aoife O’Rourke upgraded her guaranteed bronze medals to at least silver in emphatic style at the European U/22 Championships in Targu Jui, Romania.

    Both women produced massive last-four performances to progress to Sunday’s finals.

    The Roscommon middleweight scored a unanimous decision – with a few 10-8 rounds apiece thrown into the bargain – versus France’s Belinda Limuka and Italy’s Carlotta Paoletti.

     

    European U/22 Men’s and Women’s Championships Targu Jiu, Romania March 24/April 2

    April 1st

    Finals

    60kg Amy Boadhurst (Ireland) v Francesca Matuschiello (Italy)
    75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Ireland) v Busenas Sermeneli (Turkey)

    Irish squad

    Female

    75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea) (Silver, at least)
    60kg Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan) (Silver, at least)
    57kg Shauna Blaney (Navan)
    51kg Niamh Earley (Ryston)
    48kg Shannon Sweeney (St Annes)

    Male

    52kg Conor Quinn (Clonard)
    56kg Jordan Moore (Glasnevin)
    75kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic)
    91kg Kevin Sheehy (St Francis)

  • Olympic Boxing Club’s Gabriel Dossen gets his European U22 Boxing Championship campaign underway today in the 75kg category this afternoon when he faces Hambardzum Hakobyan from Armenia in the last sixteen.

    Gabriel is expected in the ring at approximately 2pm Irish Time.

    Castlerea’s Aoife O Rourke is through to the Semi-Final of the Womens U22 75Kg Category.

    She fights Carlotta Paoletti of Italy with the fight expected to be held tomorrow but there is still no confirmation on when it will take place.

     

  • The Ireland boxing squad for the European qualifiers for Tokyo 2020 in London has been confirmed.

    There will be 13 Irish boxers at the Copperbox Arena for the event, which gets underway on the 13th of March.

    Current European Middleweight champion Aoife O'Rourke from Castlerea is included.

    A total of 77 Olympic places will be up for grabs in the eight weight classes for males and five for females.

    There will also be one final World qualifier for the Tokyo Games in Paris in May.

     

     

     

  • The death has taken place of legendary Galway personality Michael 'Chick' Gillen at the age of 87.

    Chick is best known as the founder of the Olympic Boxing Club in Galway in 1988, being the coach of Olympic flag bearer Francie Barrett at Atlanta 1996 and running a successful barber shop on Dominick Street for almost 50 years.

    Chick himself was a Connacht champion boxer and went on to train 28 national champions.

  • The National Girl 1 to 6 Championships concluded at the National Stadium today after three weekends of exciting and competitive boxing.

    57 champions were crowned amid a tremendous atmosphere at the home of Irish boxing.

    The 2019 Championships was completed over 188 bouts.

    Girl 1 to 6 National Championships National Stadium Dublin

    Saturday, May 18

    Finals

    Girl 3 Finals

    45kg Sophia Elstone (Ardnaree) beat Rebecca Kavanagh (Mulhuddart) 4-1
    59kg Gabrielle Mongan (Whitechurch) beat Hope Gallagher (Achill) 5-0

    Girl 5 Finals

    50kg Georgina Sheridan (Tipperary Town) beat Kelly Heffernon (Geesala) 5-0
    63kg Aimee Carey (Geesala) beat Rebecca Hennessy (Togher) RSC1

    Girl 6 Finals

    80kg Bethany Doocey (Castlebar) beat Kim Whelan (St Brigids Kildare) RSC1

  • Islandeady boxer Ray Moylette has made his 7 day weight ahead of his world title bout next Friday.

     

    Ray weighted in at 141.7lbs just a week away from the bout with Christian Uruzquieta in the Royal Theatre in Castlebar.

     

    Midwest Radio will be broadcasting live from the event and will have tickets to give away as well.

     

  • Connacht Boxing will have no fewer than seven boxers representing Ireland at the upcoming European Junior Championships in Anapa, Russia.

    The Championships will take place from October 8th until October 17th.

    The team will travel with Connacht President and National Vice President Joe Hennigan who has been selected as Team Manager for this tournament.

    This will be Joe’s 35th cap for Ireland.

    The Connacht Boxers are Bethany Doocey and Eoghan Lavin from Mayo, Michael Maughan, Patrick Sweeney and Jason Myers from Galway.

    Patrick Myers from Sligo and Lisa O’Rourke from Roscommon.

     

     

  • Boy 1

    Wednesday April 4th

    S/Finals (7pm)
    50kg Lucas Kenny (Knockmore/Fox) beat John McDonagh (Raphoe) 5-0
    65kg Lee McGowan (Ballaghaderreen) beat Patrick Jacobowski (Corpus Christi)RSC1

  • Leitrim boxer Dearbhla Rooney secured a bronze medal at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires last night.

    The Leitrim featherweight beat New Zealand's Te Mania Shelford-Evans on a unanimous decision.

    There was disappointment for Sligo flyweight Dean Clancy.

    He was beaten on a unanimous decision by his Brazilian opponent in their bronze medal bout.

     

  • Swinford boxer Eoghan Lavin joined Michael D McAndrew on Sunday Sport this afternoon.

    Lavin has competed for Ireland at International level winning Gold and also has seven national boxing titles.

     

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  • Midwest Radio will have live coverage on Friday night of Ray Moylette's homecoming fight in Castlebar.

    The Islandeady native takes on Mexico's Christain Uruzguieta for the WBC International Lightweight title in the main event at the TF Royal Theatre in Castlebar.

    Midwest Radio's Michael D McAndrew will be broadcasting live from the event on Friday night.

    TG4 will also broadcast the boxing bouts live on television.

     

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    Mayo boxer Ray Moylette will fight twice in May and June, as he continues his impressive start to the pro ranks.

    Moylette, a former world junior amateur champion, will firstly fight in Ipswich on May 26th in a show promoted  by Mervin Turner under his promotional banner ‘Shamrock Promotions’.

    This will see the Islandeady man step up to 8 rounders for the first time, since turning to the paid ranks back in March 2017.

    Ray Moylette also plans to fight for a local title on June 23rd in Boston, again over 8 rounds.

    He has already fought 6 times in Boston, making the region a home away from home, and will look to mark his 7th outing with a title win.

    Moylette will have had an staggering 11 fights in his first 15 months as a pro.

    With aspirations of a homecoming in Mayo, he will be hoping to get himself into the perfect title position according to the Assassin Boxing website.

     

     

     

  • Mayo boxer Ray Moylette will fight for the first time since his Castlebar homecoming next month.

    ‘Sugar Ray’ will be in action on a July 12th card in America according to his coach Paschal Collins and www.irish-boxing.com

    Full details of the bout will be confirmed in the coming days.

    Encore Boston Harbor is said to be the venue for Moylette’s eighth fight in America. 

    It will be the first time the popular fighter will be in the ring since his lose to tough Mexican Christian Uruzquieta in December. 

    The 29-year-old former amateur standout saw his stock rise in defeat live on TG4 as he got up of the floor twice in a round in front of a vocal and sizable Royal Theatre crowd. 

     

  • In one of the most competitive editions of the tournament in recent years, the 2020 National Elite Championships came to a close in Dublin last night.

    Brought forward to facilitate boxers fighting at the European Olympic qualifiers in March, there were few fights that had decisive ramifications on selection but plenty of bouts that entertained.

    A host of big names pulled out of the championships at the last minute through injury and illness but there was no lack of excitement during a marathon five hours of boxing.

    In a battle of the former underage stars, the aggressive Evelyn Igharo edged Ciara Ginty of Geesala Boxing Club on another 3-2 split to take her maiden Elite title.

    Daina Moorehouse defeated Shannon Sweeney from St. Anne’s Boxing Club to claim the light flyweight crown.

    Both Mayo boxers gave a great account of themselves coming up marginally short in the end.

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    National Elite Championships 2018

    February 24th

    Finals (6.15pm)

     

    48kg Shannon Sweeney (St. Annes) V Carol Coughlan (Monkstown Dublin)
    81+kg Lisa Browne (Aglish) V Nell Fox (Rathkeale)
    69kg Grainne Walsh (Sparticus) V Ciara Ginty (Geesala)

    81kg Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea) Walkover