Ashton and Callum Ruth claimed double gold for the Avona BC at the 7th Odivelas Box-Cup in Portugal yesterday.

The brother’s beat Marcus Barrett (Titans BC) and Kai Griffin (Drimnagh BC) on 5-0 and 4-1 decisions in the 38.5kg and 40.5kg finals near Lisbon.

The quartet gave fine accounts of themselves – and Irish boxing – in Sunday’s All-Ireland finals.

Meanwhile, Bobbi Flood of the Cabra BC decisioned (5-0) Jimmy Beckert of Switzerland to take home the 59kg title.

Roy Colgan boxed superbly but was edged on a 3-2 split by England’s European champion Danaeo George.

The Avona BC Select, pictured above yesterday, secured three gold, two silver and double bronze and occupied seven podium positions in Portugal.

Hundreds of athletes from throughout Europe took part in the three-day tournament which used 3 rings simultaneously.

Spanning two centuries and founded in 1920, Dublin’s Avona BC is one of the elder statesmen of Irish boxing. The unit celebrates its 100th birthday next year.

The squad is due to arrive home via Dublin Airport at 5pm this afternoon (December 9)

(Image courtesy of Emmet Colgan)


Roy Colgan (Avona)
Sean Murray-Lynch (Avona)
Callum Ruth (Cabra)
Armandas Kregde (Avona)
Lee McEvoy (Avona)
Ashton Ruth (Avona)
Bobbi Flood (Cabra)
Kai Griffin (Drimnagh)


Emmet Colgan (Avona)
Thomas McDermott (Avona)
Noel Griffin (Drimnagh)
Damien Flood (Avona)
Dan Ruth (Cabra)
Philip Roche (Avona)
Martin O’Neill St Saviours OBA)