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.

  • Aoife O'Rourke came up short this evening against Naoimi Graham from the USA in the semi-final of the 72nd Strandja Multi-Nations in Sofia, Bulgaria.

    The Castlerea boxer put in a huge effort but can proudly return home with a bronze medal.

  • 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.

     

  • Castlerea Boxing Club says Aoife O'Rourke's success in qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics is down to hard work and dedication to her training.

    23-year old Aoife qualified for next month's Olympic Games over the weekend.

    Her coach for the past 7 years Paddy Sharkey, who's Chairman of Castlerea Boxing Club, told Midwest Sport that she's a great role model for other young sportspeople, and said her success in qualifying is great news for the local community and for the West of Ireland...

  • 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.

     

  • Get all the family active with the fun & interactive ‘Boxing At Home’ Programme with Mayo Sports Partnership & The Irish Athletics Boxing Association

    As part of the governments Keep Well Campaign Mayo Sports Partnership, The Irish Athletics Boxing Association (IABA), Sport Ireland, Mayo County Council, Healthy Mayo, Ballinrobe Sports Hub & Ballyhaunis Sports Hub have teamed up to roll out a Startbox At Home Programme this March for families in Mayo. 

    The aim of the programme is to introduce children to the Sport of Boxing through interactive online boxing and skipping sessions.

    In return for full commitment to the programme, each family will receive access to a 4 Week Interactive Programme & Resource Pack.

    Janette Slattery who is the Ballinrobe Sports Hub co-ordinator has been giving more details to Midwest Sport.

  • Mayo boxer Ray Moylette is set to return to the ring on March 20th, just over two years since his last fight.

    The Islandeady man will be on a Brussels card which includes Eric Donovan and Niall Kennedy.

    The 30-year-old lightweight last fought against Mexican opponent Christian Uruzquieta in Castlebar in December 2018, when he would suffer the first loss of his professional career and end an 11-0 run of victories.

    He joined Michael D. McAndrew on Sunday Sport today looking ahead to his return.

  • 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.

     

    https://soundcloud.com/user-962236350/eoghan-lavin

  • 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.