The eagerly anticipated Celtic-Box Cup begins in Dungarvan, Waterford on Friday evening next.

Teams from mainland Europe, Britain and Ireland have registered to compete in the 6th edition of the international tournament which will be decided over three days on September 28/29/30.

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The Irish Defence Forces have rolled out the heavy artillery again with two teams entered this term.

The Defence Forces secured their third team trophy at the 2017 Celtic Box Cup – they also won it in 2013 and 2015 –  after edging out Limerick’s St Francis BCBoxing Canada‘s Thomas Blumenfeld received the Best Male Boxer Award while Boxing Australia‘s Kristy Harris took home the Best Female Boxer Award.

Ireland’s Kellie Harrington, a World Elite finalist, claimed the Best Female Boxer Award in 2015.

The Defence Forces, and Gardai, played a leading role in the evolution of Irish boxing, particularly at the Olympics.

At the 1924 Games in Paris, which marked the first time that Ireland entered the Olympics independently, and the 1928 Games in Amsterdam, the vast majority of the two Irish boxing squads at the 8th and 9th Olympiads were drawn from the rank and file of the Defence Forces and Gardai.


Meanwhile, Australia’s Boxing Queensland are the only non-Irish side (2016) to claim the Celtic Box Cup Team Award which goes to the squad with the most medals.

Munster President Gerry O’Mahony, the Secretary of the Dungarvan BC, anticipates a big weekend of boxing in the picturesque seaside town.

“We have a number of clubs from Portugal entered and teams from the UK will be there along with numerous Irish clubs. It promised to be very competitive over the three days and we extend a very warm welcome to all teams entering the 2018 Celtic Box Cup.”

The Celtic Box Cup was founded in 2013 by Gerry O’Mahony. Since then it has evolved into one of Europe’s Premier tournaments.

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Note: Gum shields must be brought to medical and all boxers must be clean shaven for the medical. All boxers MUST weigh-in on Friday morning

Friday 28th September 
Medical and weigh-in between 7:30am and 11.30am
There is no weight allowance

Draw at 12.30am, running order for Friday immediately after draw
Official opening ceremony at 1.45pm
Boxing begins at 2pm

Saturday 29th September
Medical and weigh-in between 8am and 9am
500 gram allowance
Boxing begins at 11am
*Boxers who receive a bye to the final do not have to weigh on Saturday.

Sunday 30th September
Medical and weigh-in between 8am and 9am
One kilogram allowance for finalists
Boxing begins at 11am

Bouts will be boxed in the following order working from lowest weight to highest in the category

Female Youth B (3×2 min rounds) ( must wear headgear )
Male Youth B (3×2 min rounds) ( must wear headgear )
Female Youth A (3×3 min rounds) ( must wear headgear )
Male Youth A (3×3 min rounds) ( must wear headgear )
Female B (3×2 min rounds) ( must wear headgear )
Senior B (3×2 min rounds)
Female A (3×3 min rounds) ( must wear headgear )
Senior A (3×3 min rounds)
Female Elite (3×3 min rounds) ( must wear headgear )
Male Elite (3×3 min rounds)

Gel wraps and pro bandages are NOT allowed
No RED gumshields are allowed

All coaches must be properly attired in the corners, no hats or baseball hats are allowed
Any queries please address them to Francis Keeling or John Wiseman
Thank you in advance for your cooperation