Martin Keenan (red)

Please scroll down from running order for Saturday’s National Elite finals 2018.

Sixteen finals will be decided on the night, with Shannon Sweeney meeting Carol Coughlan in the weekend’s curtain raiser.

Martin Keenan defends his super heavyweight title against Dean Gardiner, while World Elite finalist Kellie Harrington defends her lightweight belt in an all southpaw battle with ex European Youth champion Amy Broadhurst. read more


Mick Dowling with Ken Egan and the late Jimmy Magee

The inaugural Jimmy Magee Cup for the Best Female Boxer will be presented at Saturday’s Elite finals at the National Stadium in Dublin.

The late Jimmy Magee of RTE fame was an enduring compatriot of Irish boxing and a regularl at the Stadium for Elite and underage tournaments.

He was also ringside for some of the greatest moments in Irish sport, including Michael Carruth’s and Katie Taylor’s Olympic gold medal wins. read more


The following elite champions will be selected for international bouts with USA from the 8th of March – 22nd.


51kg, 54kg, 57kg, 60kg, 69kg


49kg, 56kg, 60kg, 64kg, 69kg, 75kg, 81kg, 91kg, 91kg+

The selected team will be required to come into HP squad training and testing in the IABA’s High Performance Unit from the 27th of Feb – 2nd March prior to departure.  If you are still competing in the Elite Championships can you please contact the High Performance Manager via e-mail on rachael@iaba.ie of your ability to attend squad training and the US International bouts (March 8th – 22nd). read more


Please scroll down for Friday’s draw at the National Novice Championships at Dublin’s National Stadium.

Boxing begins at 6 30pm.

National Novice Championships

Friday February 23rd

S/Finals and Final (6.30pm)

57kg Bobby Doolin (Dimnagh) W/O
57kg Erikas Skadas (Crumlin) V Jamie Troy (Hyland Academy)
60kg Andrew Ryan (Loughshore) V Luke Rice (Hyland Academy)
60kg Cormac Leonard (South Meath) V Sammy Lechea (Dublin Docklands)
64kg Brooklyn O’Connell (Togher) V Shay Quinn (Loughshore)
64kg John Corrigan (Dublin Docklands) V Michael Duggan (Dungarvan)
66kg Melanie Barras (Lumpini) W/O
67kg Jack Matthews (Monkstown Dub) V Alberto Conte (Crumlin)
67kg Tim Burns (Canal) V Patrick O’Neill (Mark Heagney)
F70kg Karolina Jaglowska (Celtic Eagles) V Laura Smith (Lisburn)
71kg Declan Duffy (Twin Towns) V Daniel McCarthy (Mount Tallant)
71kg Killian Freehill (Drimnagh) V Kyle Morgan (Rathfirland)
75kg Bob Hull (Crumlin) V Marc Craig (Four Kings)
81kg John McCann (St Bronaghs) V Frank van Esbeck (Angels)
81kg Paul O’Brien (Drimnagh) V Cathal Carey (Celtic Eagles)
85kg Ross Murphy (South Side) V Niall McKenna (Ballinacarrow)
85kg Brian Mowlds ( Drimnagh) V Lawrence Fair (Comber)
91kg Paul O’Neill (Westside) V Eamon Gilligan (Dunboyne)
91kg Robert Scott (St Annes) V Darren Corcoran (South Meath)
91+kg Robert Lupu (St Michaels Dublin) V Alan Love (Ballinacarrow)
91+kg Philip Brophy (Angels) V Gatis Jansevskis (Tullow) read more


Kieran Molloy, pictured with Andy Lee, will be aiming to end over half a century of waiting when he meets talented Holy Family BC (Drogheda) welter Eugene McKeever for the vacant Elite welter title at the National Stadium on Saturday night.

The World Junior bronze medallist who boxes out of the Oughterard BC in Galway beat Wexford’s defending champion Dean Walsh in the last-four and is one in away from one of the ultimate belts in Irish boxing. read more