Tipperary’s Jerome Lonergan-Garthland and Ellie Mae-Garthland will write their own piece of Irish boxing history on Friday evening when they line out for Ireland versus England in a Senior Cadet international at the St Brigid’s BC in Offaly.
The Clonmel BC brother and sister team are slated to meet England’s Billy Adam and Sameenah Toussaint in Edenderry and become the first male and female twins to represent their country internationally
Ellie, explained Clonmel BC coach Martin Fennessy, is a three-time Irish champion who has represented Ireland twice against Italy and France, and Jerome, also an Irish titlist, boxed for Ireland at the 2016 European Schoolboy Championships in Croatia where he beat Bulgaria’s Krasimir Dzhurov but lost to Russia’s eventual finalist Kiril Kladovikov in the quarter-finals.
The twins,who are between the ropes in back-to-back bouts on Friday, also claimed double gold at the Wexford Box Cup in 2017.
“They’re both very dedicated and motivated boxers and we wish them and the Irish team the very best of luck on Friday night,” said Fennessy.
The Edenderry international will be decided over 20 bouts (subject to change). Boxing begins at 6pm.
Admission: €10 for Adults and €5 for U/15s.
Both nations meet again on Saturday night at the St Michael’s Athy BC in Kildare.
Irish amateur boxing is proudly sponsored by Liffey Crane.
Ireland v England
St Brigid’s BC, Offaly (6pm)
46kg Breda Quilligan (Rathkeale) v Alex Brown
46kg Cian O’Toole (St Davids) v Jack Dryden
48kg Chloe Gabriel (Mulhuddart) v Megan Bainbridge
48kg Adam Kinsella (St Marys New Ross) v Joe McGrail
52kg Aliyah Butler (Monivea) v Courtney Scott
52kg James McDonagh (St Pauls) v Sahil Khan
54kg Keelan Roche (St Aidans) v Ellis Price
57kg Barry O’Connell (Sliabh Luarchra) v Junaid Boston
60kg Siniann Glynn (Cloghan) v Danielle Marshall
63kg Eve Woods (St Bernadettes) v Ciara Hodnett
80+kg Darragh Farrell (St Josephs Edenderry) v William Howe
75kg Jason Myers (Olympic) v Tommy Fletcher
50kg Elizabeth Lloyd (Ballyhaunis) v Holly Heffron
50kg Mia Robins (Gorey) v Chantel Whiting
50kg Luke Mooney (Glasnevin) v Charlie Hickford
52kg Jerome Lonergan-Garthland (Clonmel) v Billy Adams
54kg Ellie Mae-Garthland (Clonmel) v Sameenah Toussaint
57kg Nicole O’Sullivan (St Bernadettes) v Sacha Hickey
60kg Steven Cairns (Legacy) v Adam Azim
63kg Luka Gureshidze (Togher) v Huey Malone
Ireland v England
St Michael’s BC, Kildare (6pm)
46kg Alannah Mayse (Two Castles) v Alex Brown
48kg Jan Rodan (Portlaoise) v Megan Bainbridge
50kg Rachel Lawless (Portlaoise) v Holly Heffron
50kg Kyla Gaytes (Marble City) v Chantel Whiting
50kg Shane O’Brien (Raging Bull) v Charlie Hickford
52kg Niamh Faye (Swords) v Courtney Scott
52kg John McConnell (Holy Trinity) v Billy Adams
52kg Owen Quinn (St Johns Derry) v Sahil Khan
48kg Micheal Stokes (St Michaels Athy) v Joe McGrail
54kg Shelby Myers (Crumlin) v Sameenah Toussaint
54kg Patrick Sweeney (Olympic) v Ellis Price
57kg Lauren Dempsey (Ryston) v Sacha Hickey
46kg Mikes Donoghue (St Michaels Athy) v Jack Dryden
57kg Martin Brady (Gleann) v Junaid Boston
60kg Linda Desmond (Rylane) v Danielle Marshall
60kg Shane O’Gorman (St Malachys) v Adam Azim
63kg Leanne Murphy (Togher) v Ciara Hodnett
63kg Matthew Tydall (Arklow) v George Bance
80kg Bethany Doocey (Castlebar) v Emily Asquith
63kg Darragh Reddin (St Davids) v Huey Malone
75kg Calum Foley (St Michaels Athy) v Tommy Fletcher
80+kg Bonnie Babongila (Olympic Mullingar) v William Howe