Mayo Boxing

  • Five Mayo boxers are competing in the National U18 Men’s Championships at the National Stadium in Dublin this evening.

    The semi-finals get underway from 6.30pm.

    Eoghan Lavin from the Ballyhaunis club is taking on Frank Duffin of Antrim in the 75kg.

    St. Anne’s Zach Ribbon is up against Elimane Samba of Four Kings in the 81kg.
    Peter Maughan from Ballyhaunis is taking on Jack Marley from Monkstown in the 91kg category.

    Thomas Leddy of Aglish is in the 91+KG against Nojus Ivanauskas of Nass while in the same category Bernard McDonagh of St. Anne’s is facing Patrick Myers of Sligo City BC.

  • 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


    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

  • There was great success at the National Stadium in Dublin last night for the Knockmore/Foxford Boxing Club.

    The third session of the Girl 1 to 6 Championships took place with 22 bouts decided on the night.

    Kelsey Langan of Knockmore/Foxford Boxing Club claimed the first title of the tournament against the talented Jessica Brennan of Paulstown Boxing Club in the Girl 1 39KG class.

    Elsewhere, Johannah Flannery of Ballinrobe lost her Girl 1 57KG Semi-Final bout to Mary McDonagh from Tralee.

    Laura Moran of St Anne’s boxing club won her 66KG Girl 4 Quarter Final bout against Molly Bennett from Swords.

    In the Girl 5 Semi-Finals 50KG Category Kelly Heffernan from Geesala BC beat Roisin Mahoney from Callan, while Leah McDonagh from Geesala lost her 57KG bout to Saoirse Roche from the Legacy Club.

    Karen Keavney of the Ardagh/Crossmolina club was defeated by Gemma Walsh in her 66kg semi-final.

    The second session of the weekend gets underway today at 12 noon.

    Maura McAndrew from Geesala Boxing Club is in Girl 4 76KG Semi-Final action against Abbey Murphy from the Raging Bull Club.

  • 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

    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. 



    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

  • Mayo boxers enjoyed success at the National Senior Boys and Girls Cadet Championships over the weekend.

    Elizabeth Lloyd is into the 54kg final, Amy Carey of Geesala booked her place in the 63kg final, while Peter Maughan of Ballyhaunis is into the 80kg final and Bernard McDonagh of St Anne’s booked a place in the 82kg final.  

  • Girls 1 to 6 National Championships National Stadium Dublin

    Friday, May 17

    Finals (6pm)

    Girl 4 Final

    66kg Laura Moran (St Annes) beat Grace McAllorum (St Davids Naas) 5-0

    Girl 1 Finals

    27kg Keely Stevens (Charlestown) beat Chelsea O’Driscoll (Togher) 5-0
    35kg Teagan Farrelly (Dunboyne) beat Katie Heraty (St Annes) 5-0
    77kg Grace Moran (Ballyhaunis) W/O

    Girl 2 Finals

    35kg Carlagh Mullarney (Ballyhaunis) beat Nicole Kinsella (St Marys NR) 4-1

  • The National Girl 11 to 16 years All Ireland championship Finals got underway last Friday 4th May. These are held annually in Dublin’s National Stadium and feature the Champions of the four traditional provinces plus the IABA’s other two ‘units’ of Antrim and Dublin. Since female boxing’s inclusion in amateur boxing in 2005, Mayo has had a strong national influence and judging by the start our girls have made this weekend that precedent looks well set to continue.
    Charlestown Boxing Club’s steely Keely Steven’s (Girl 11, 27kg) might be one of the youngest and is certainly the smallest representing the county but her Semi-final performance was very big on every level.  She was up against a well fancied Leinster champion who’d also lifted the prestigious Michael Andrews title at the weight earlier in the year.  Both girls boxed beyond their years but Keeley was clearly enjoying the occasion, being the one obviously most comfortable under the big lights and she gave a text book example of boxing fundamentals at their best. Her rapier like jab, slipping and movement were a delight to behold and she well deserved to advance to the final where she’ll meet the Munster champion.
    Knockmore/Foxford’s Kelsey Langan is another Girl 11 that was engaged in Friday’s Semi-finals. Despite her tender years her tenacity has impressed in the county for some time and she certainly didn’t disappoint in Dublin. On the face of it her Antrim opponent had the advantages of height and range but that was never going to be enough to stop the onslaught that Langan brought to bear. Such was Kelsey’s dominance that the proceedings could arguably have been brought to an end early but credit her opponent for managing to go the three rounds. Langan advances to the Girl 11, 39kg final and on this showing will be very hard to beat.
    Aglish B.C.’s Natalia Fasciszewska was one of the busier boxers over the weekend. On Friday she was slated to box a Girl 13 quarter-final and at stake was an appointment in Saturday’s Semi’s. Natalia is a defending National Champion and by any reckoning one of Mayo’s most gifted young prospects. She possesses that long rangey style that mesmerises and confuses opponents and so usually ensures her hand is raised. So it was this weekend and after two seemingly comfortable wins the gifted Aglish girl advances to the Girl 13, 51kg final.
    Ballyhaunis' young stand-out Carlagh Mullarney was first up for Mayo on Saturday morning’s Semi-finals bill. The 35kg, Girl 12 was crowned All Ireland champion last year and judging by this contest, or what little Carlagh allowed of it, she looks an absolute certainty to successfully defend. Proceedings were halted after just twelve one sided seconds of the first bell when Carlagh bruised and then cruised into the final.
    Of course there are two sides in sport and defeat is something our boxers literally have to take on the chin. Spare a thought then for Achill’s Aine Curtis, Ardnaree’s Kirsten Moyles and Ardagh/Crossmolina’s Sophie Keavney who bowed out with distinction this time. Hopefully we’ll see them back, better for the experience gained, next year. These championships are scheduled to continue for the next month with Mayo heavily represented and boxers from Achill, Ardnaree, Aglish, Ballinrobe, Ballyhaunis, Charlestown, Geesala, St. Anne’s, Eagle, and Ardagh/Crossmolina set to make appearances.  

  • Ownie McDonagh of St Anne's Boxing Club in Westport is one of the Irish boxers entering the fray at the Brandenburg Youth Cup in Germany today. 

    He will be in action alongside Irish teammates Sean Crowley, John Paul Hale, Owen McDonagh and David Oliver Joyce. 


  • Open Senior Cadet Boys & Girls Championships National Stadium Dublin

    Friday March 29

    54kg Aaliyah Butler (Monivea) beat Elizabeth Lloyd (Ballyhaunis) 5-0
    63kg Winnie McDonagh (Neilstown) beat Amy Carey (Geesala) 5-0
    70kg Eoghan Lavin (Ballyhaunis) beat  Devon Hanrahan (Saviours Crystal) RSC2
    75kg Mark Duffy (Charlestown) beat Tyler Meade (Hyland BA) 4-1
    80kg John Ward (Brosna) beat Peter Maughan (Ballyhaunis) 5-0
    80+kg Thomas McDonnell (Docklands) beat Bernard McDonagh (St Annes) 3-2