2018 Irish Athletic Third Level Boxing Association Championships, High-Performance Gym, National Stadium Dublin.
Day 2 – March 11th.
The action got under way just after 10:30am with Macdara O’Morain (UCD) facing off against Daniel Forde (DCU). After a slow start, Forde came more into the contest in the final rounds to have his hand raised in victory. Caoilte De Barra got UL off to a winning start when he took the decision against Sean Drislane (CIT). In the other side of the Junior Novice 64KG, Sean Foley (DIT) won against Dean Bird O’Rourke (MU).
In the Junior Novice 67KG division, Ben Brogan (GMIT) scored a unanimous decision over Michael O’Rourke D(CU). Cillian O’Donoghue got UCD off to winning ways when he took a unanimous decision over Ciaran Cronin (UL). David Giles (GMIT) won his bout against Dylan Trant (NUIG) when the referee called a halt to proceedings. Also in the Junior Novice 71KG division, Cristopher O’Neill (DKIT) took a unanimous decision over James Buckley from CIT). Daniel O’Sullivan got CIT back on track when he won his Junior Novice 71KG quarter final against John McLoughlin (BMC) by unanimous decision. Daniel McCarthy(UL) got himself into the semi-finals of the Junior Novice 71KG when he won unanimously over Shaun Devine (MU).
In the Junior Novice 75KG division, Donal Flynn (DCU) saw off Eanna Kiarie (ITTD) by unanimous decision. Robert Collins (DCU) did likewise over Michael O’Donovan from (MU) and Jean-Pierre Kaluena from (OFIF) also won by unanimous decision over David Neylon (DCU) to put himself into next Fridays Junior Novice 75KG semi-final.
In the Junior Novice 81KG quarter finals, Rudolfus Nemickas (DCU) won by KO1 against Jake Cronin (CIT). Darren McNally (BMC) took a unanimous decision over Thomas Walsh (DCU). Eoin Carolan (TCD) won by unanimous decision over Pat Ryan (ITC) and Benas Pikcilingis (CIT) won unanimously against Kevin O’Herlihy (UL).
In the Junior Novice 86KG division, Paul Barathay (CIT) beat Stephen Wade (GMIT) when the referee stopped the contest in round one. In the Junior Novice, 91KG division, Dan Noonan (UL) won by KO2 against Sean Murphy (GMIT). Frank Lowe (MCB) took a unanimous decision over Matthew Blaney (GMIT) in his Junior Novice 91KG bout.
In the Senior Novice 60KG division, Eoin Meaney (UL) took a split decision over Gavin Bradshaw (ICFE) in a bout that could have gone gone either way with two excellent boxers on show. Daniel Glavin (CIT) took a unanimous decision over Jean Galino (ITTD) in their Senior Novice 60KG bout.
In the Senior Novice 64KG division,Jack Dunne (NCI) took a split decision over Conor Harte (NUIG) while in the Senior Novice 71KG division, Cathal Connaty(DKIT) won unanimously against Luke Sheehan (DIT). Also in the same division, Leon Mooney edged a very close contest on a split decision over Colm Conneely (NUIG).
The Senior Novice 75KG saw Danny Boyle (LKIT) winning against the tough Owen O’Neill (BMC).
In the Intermediate 69KG division, Shane Carter (DCU) saw off David Lewis (UL) while in the corresponding fixture, Daryl Clarke (UU) saw off Charles Duffy (LYIT).
The Female Senior 51kg saw Chloe o’Keefe (UL) taking a unanimous decision over Ciara Anderson (LKIT).
Overall, a good days boxing and some mouthwatering contests next Friday night and Saturday morning.
Again, entry to the boxing has been free for all supporters thus far, but on Finals day, Saturday 17th, a €5 door cover charge will be in place.
Boxing will start at 10;30am on Saturday with a weigh-in taking place for all boxers from 8am-9:30am.
1. Philip Rooney keeps a close eye
2. Malachy Scott controlling the ring
3. Boxers requested to box by referee Malachy Scott
4. Paul McMahon raises Shane Carter’s hand following his victory over David Lewis
5. Referee Paul McMahon keeps an eye on proceedings
Copy and pictures courtesy of Paddy Gallagher