Daniel and Jason Kyne will be aiming to set up a shot at a hat-trick for the Celtic Eagles BC at the National Senior finals in Dublin on Friday night.

Gytis Lisinskas is also in action for the Galway club at the National Stadium.

The Connacht unit, along with the Crumlin BC, has the highest representation in the weekend’s finals and Pawel Popko is anticipating an eventful evening at the home of Irish boxing.

“They’ve boxed very well so far and I am full of confidence,” said the Celtic Eagles BC head coach.

The Kyne brothers meet Dublin and Limerick light-welter and welter Senan Kelly (Crumlin BC) and Paddy Donovan (Our Lady of Lourdes BC) and Lisinskas is in against Dean Scullion (Loughshore BC) in the 87th and final bout of the tournament at super heavy.

Jason has won three bouts so far in Dublin, Daniel two and Lisinskas beat Kilkenny’s Aidan O’Neill in the last four.

The Galway trio have all won Connacht and Celtic Box Cup titles this year.

“We have a plan for the guys. We know how to box them (opponents). We have a tough fight against Patrick Donovan. He is a good boxer. Hopefully, we are going to get the three titles,” added Popko.

Meanwhile, Kilkenny light-heavy Kevin Kehoe reckons he’ll be in a place he wants to be in this weekend.

“I’m looing forward to the final Friday night. It’s where we planned to be from the start of the tournament, can’t wait,” said Kehoe who meets Cork’s Tommy Hyde for 81kg gold.

World Youth medallist Gabriel Dossen and Caitlin Fryers are also between the ropes on Friday evening, with Dossen slated to meet Dundalk’s Christopher Mulligan in the middleweight class.

Mulligan is one of two Clann Naofa BC athletes through to the business end of the tournament along with Shauna O’Callaghan.

Finals weigh-ins – 8am to 9am and 12pm to 1pm at the National Stadium.

(Images: Celtic Eagles BC boxers/semi-finals)


National Senior Championships National Stadium Dublin

Friday November 23

S/Finals (6.30pm)

52kg Terry Donohue (St Michaels Athy) beat Ben Nelson (Townland) 5-0
56kg Conor Kerr (Monkstown A) beat Scott O’Connor (Ryston) 3-2
56kg Sean Purcell (Enniskerry) beat Mark Corcoran (Corinthians) 5-0
60kg Patryk Adamus (Drimnagh) beat Dominic Bradley (Errigal) 4-1
60kg Martin Noonan (Riverstown) beat Craig Kavanagh (Crumlin) RSCI1
64kg Daniel Kyne (Celtic Eagles) beat Yannick Meseke (Leos) 4-1
64kg Senan Kelly (Crumlin) beat Alex Higgins (Togher) RSCI1
69kg Jason Kyne (Celtic Eagles) beat Luke Maguire (Esker) 3-2
69kg Patrick Donovan (O.L.O.L.) beat Michael Kinsella (St Anthonys/Pats) 5-0
75kg Christopher Mulligan (Clann Naofa) beat Shane Dooley (Clonard L) 3-2
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic) W/O
81kg Kevin Kehoe (Marble City) beat Davit Tsotsoria (Illies GG) 5-0
81kg Tommy Hyde (Mayfield) beat Philip Hickey (Paulstown) 5-0
91kg Daniel O’Brien (St Bernadettes) beat Thomas Maughan (Cavan) 4-1
91kg Martin J Mongan (Ennis) beat Marcin Skalski (Leos) 5-0
91+kg Gytis Lisinskas (Celtic Eagles) beat Aidan O’Neill (Paulstown) 5-0
91+kg Dean Scullion (Loughshore) beat Martin Stokes (Crumlin) 4-1

Friday November 30

Finals (7pm)

48kg Emma Feeney (Virginia) V Winner
49kg Diarmuid Toland (Holy Family GG) W/O
51kg Kirsten Cresham (Castlebar) V Caitlin Fryers (Immaculata)
52kg Adam Hession (Monivea) V Terry Donohue (St Michaels Athy)
54kg Emma O’Neill (St Nicholas) V Lois Walsh (Castlebar)
56kg Conor Kerr (Monkstown A) V Sean Purcell (Enniskerry)
57kg Shauna Blaney (Navan) W/O
60kg Patryk Adamus (Drimnagh) V Martin Noonan (Riverstown)
64kg Daniel Kyne (Celtic Eagles) V Senan Kelly (Crumlin)
64kg Isobella Hughes (Mount Tallant) V Shauna O’Callaghan (Clann Naofa)
69kg Clodagh Green (Crumlin) V Winner
69kg Jason Kyne (Celtic Eagles) V Patrick Donovan (OLOL)
75kg Renee Roche (Castlebar) V Lauren Kelly (St Brigids Edenderry)
75kg Christopher Mulligan (Clann Naofa) V Gabriel Dossen (Olympic)
81kg Kevin Kehoe (Marble City) V Tommy Hyde (Mayfield)
91kg Daniel O’Brien (St Bernadettes) V Martin J Mongan (Ennis)
91+kg Gytis Lisinskas (Celtic Eagles) V Dean Scullion (Loughshore)

November 17


75kg John McDonagh (Illies GG) beat Shane O’Brien (St Francis) 4-0
48kg Emma Feeney (Virginia) W/O
48kg Courtney Daly (Crumlin) beat Chloe Fleck (Lisburn) 4-1
69kg Caroline Gallagher (Illies GG) beat Karolina Jaglowska (Celtic Eagles) 5-0
69kg Jason Kyne (Celtic Eagles) beat Daniel Holahan (Kilcullen) 4-1
69kg Patrick Donovan (OLOL) beat Patrick Cullen (Ballagh) RSC2
69kg Michael Kinsella (St Anthony’s/Pats) beat Aaron Daly (Castlebar) 5-0
75kg Christopher Mulligan (Clann Naofa) beat Andrew Whitehouse Santry) 5-0
75kg Shane Dooley (Clonard L) beat Denis Ahern (Castlebar) 4-1
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic) beat Paul Ryan (Mulhuddart) 5-0
81kg Davit Tsotsoria (Illies GG) beat Michael Erpelding (Holy Family GG) 4-1
81kg Kevin Keogh (Marble City) beat Michael McDonagh (Sacred Heart D) RSC2
81kg Tommy Hyde (Mayfield) W/O
81kg Philip Hickey (Paulstown) beat Edward O’Connor (Sacred Heart Dub) 3-2
91kg Daniel O’Brien (Santry) beat John Sheridan (Crumlin) AB2
91kg Thomas Maughan (Cavan) beat Pierre Stokes (Leos) 5-0
91kg Martin J Mongan (Ennis) beat Eamon Gilligan (Dunboyne) 5-0
91kg Marcin Skalski (Leos) beat Eamon Breen (Towland) RSC3
91+kg Martin Stokes (Crumlin) beat Patrick Rodgers (St Johns Derry) RSC3
91+kg Dean Scullion (Loughshore) beat Keith McEneaney (Dealgan) RSC3

November 16


56kg Scott O’Connor (Ryston) beat Sam Carroll (Rathnew) 5-0
56kg Conor Kerr (Monkstown A) beat Gary McDonald (Corrib) 5-0
56kg Sean Purcell (Enniskerry) beat Dean McCormick (Whitechurch) AB2
56kg Mark Corcoran (Corinthians) beat Colm Culleton (Crumlin) 5-0
60kg Patryk Adamus (Drimnagh) beat Teo Alin (Cookestown) 5-0
60kg Dominic Bradley (Errigal) beat Paul Alexander (Crumlin) 5-0
60kg Martin Noonan (Riverstown) beat Callum McConnell (Castle Antrim) 5-0
60kg Craig Kavanagh (Crumlin) beat Jordan Smith (Drogheda) 5-0
64kg Yannick Meseke (Leos) beat Aaron O’Donohue (Douglas) 5-0
64kg Daniel Kyne (Celtic Eagles) beat Jamie Long (Muskerry) 3-2
64kg Senan Kelly (Crumlin) beat Eamer Coughlan (Riverstown) RSCI1
64kg Alex Higgins (Togher) beat Malachy McDonald (Corrib) 5-0
69kg Luke Maguire (Esker) beat Seamus Lyons (Monkstown Dublin) 5-0

November 10


69kg Daniel Holohan (Kilcullen) beat Colm Coneely (Galway) 5-0
69kg Luke Maguire (Esker) beat Cameron Barrett (Swords) 4-1
69kg Seamus Lyons (Monkstown D) beat Tadgh Duffy (St Michaels Dub) 5-0
69kg Jason Kyne (Celtic Eagles) beat Jack Brady (Crumlin) 5-0
69kg Patrick Cullen (Ballagh) beat Sean Hunt (St Michaels Dub) 4-1
69kg Patrick Donovan (O.L.O.L.) W/O
69kg Aaron Daly (Castlebar) beat Peter Fabian (St Mary’s Dublin) 5-0
69kg Michael Kinsella (St Anthony’s/Pats) beat Tom Stokes (Oakleaf) 5-0

November 9


60kg Martin Noonan (Riverstown) beat Ben Teeling (Drogheda) 5-0
60kg Jordan Smith (Drogheda) beat Eoin Meaney (Leos) 5-0
60kg Craig Kavanagh (Crumlin) beat Mosa Kambula (Holy Trinity) 4-1
64kg Alex Higgins (Togher) beat Kevin Loonam (St Carthages) 5-0
69kg Michael Kinsella (St Anthony’s/Pats) beat Senan Dwyer (Hyland Academy) 3-2
69kg Tom Stokes (Oakleaf) beat Jack Prenderville (St Saviours OBA) 5-0
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic) beat Bob Hall (Crumlin) RSC3
75kg John McDonagh (Illies GG) beat Oran Shiels (Illies GG) 5-0
75kg Shane O’Brien (St Francis) beat Scott Kelly (Douglas) 5-0
81kg Edward O’Connor (Sacred Heart Dub) beat Jamie Harty (Rathkeale) RSC2
91kg Eamon Breen (Towland) beat James Leany (Rathkeale) 4-1
91kg Marcin Skalski (Leos) beat Cathal Browne (Illies GG) 5-0