The Dublin County Board ran an International Schoolboy Boxing Tournament over weekend 22nd to 24th November. A very strong Russian team from Moscow & Central Region, along with selections from Kilkenny & West Meath came to take on the Dubs over two days in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin.
All 82 bouts (some exhibitions) were boxed with lots of skills, talent & courage well beyond their years shown by all boys aged 11 to 13. The Dublin Committee would sincerely like to thank Garry Kehoe (Mable City Kilkenny BC), JJ Joyce (Olympic Mullingar BC) and Ken Quinn (Achill BC) for stepping late and supplying great boxers to compete against the Dubs for Kilkenny & West Meath.
Two awards were made to two ‘Dublin & Irish Boxing Coaching Legends Brendan Dunne & Greg Ormond’. Both men have coached boxers from Schoolboy Level to Irish Elite Champions, Major Internationals and then onto the World Championship stage in the Professional Game. Three boxers to name but a few ‘Bernard Dunne, Stephen Ormond & Ian Tims’ were coached by the two iconic men. Both of them are still coaching future champions to this today with Palmerstown BC. “Thanks for your hard work and dedication lads”.
We would like to thank some key people with the running & support to this tournament:
Pat White – Smackwear.ie – Sponsorship of Medals
Will Clarke & St. Josephs Boys FC Committee – Sponsorship of Boxing Venue
DJ Mark Byrne – Sponsorship of PA & Music System
All our Referee’s & Judges – All Voluntary
All our Volunteers who provide meals throughout the weekend
(Images and copy courtesy of JP Kinsella)