Dom O’Rourke, President of the Irish Athletic Boxing Association, is anticipating two high-quality matches against England in Offaly and Kildare over the next 24 hours.
Both nations meet over 42 bouts in Senior Cadet Male and Female internationals at the St Brigid’s BC in Edenderry and St Michael’s Athy BC tonight and tomorrow evening.
Team England, who will be accompanied by European Elite gold and silver medallists Peter McGrail and Pat McCormack, are due to arrive in Offaly this afternoon.
Doors open at 5pm this afternoon.Boxing starts at 6pm.
Limerick’s Breda Quilligan and Alex Brown get the 1st leg underway
“England are bringing over their national champions and European medallists and we also have a very talented young squad, that’s the high level of competition. We can expect two very competitive internationals over both nights. We look forward to welcoming England to Ireland,” said O’Rourke.
Liam Brereton, head coach with the St Brigid’s unit, believes there will be a cracking atmosphere in Edenderry this evening.
“The Irish squad can’t wait to get started.England are due to arrived early this afternoon and everyone is very much looking forward to tonight’s boxing,” he said.
Tonight’s admission: €10 for adults and €5 for children (U/15) payable at the door.
Irish amateur boxing is proudly sponsored by Liffey Crane.
Ireland v England
St Brigid’s BC, Offaly (6pm)
46kg Breda Quilligan (Rathkeale) v Alex Brown
46kg Cian O’Toole (St Davids) v Jack Dryden
48kg Chloe Gabriel (Mulhuddart) v Megan Bainbridge
48kg Adam Kinsella (St Marys New Ross) v Joe McGrail
52kg Aliyah Butler (Monivea) v Courtney Scott
52kg James McDonagh (St Pauls) v Sahil Khan
54kg Keelan Roche (St Aidans) v Ellis Price
57kg Barry O’Connell (Sliabh Luarchra) v Junaid Boston
60kg Siniann Glynn (Cloghan) v Danielle Marshall
63kg Eve Woods (St Bernadettes) v Ciara Hodnett
80+kg Darragh Farrell (St Josephs Edenderry) v William Howe
75kg Jason Myers (Olympic) v Tommy Fletcher
50kg Elizabeth Lloyd (Ballyhaunis) v Holly Heffron
50kg Mia Robins (Gorey) v Chantel Whiting
50kg Luke Mooney (Glasnevin) v Charlie Hickford
52kg Jerome Lonergan-Garthland (Clonmel) v Billy Adams
54kg Ellie Mae-Garthland (Clonmel) v Sameenah Toussaint
57kg Nicole O’Sullivan (St Bernadettes) v Sacha Hickey
60kg Steven Cairns (Legacy) v Adam Azim
63kg Luka Gureshidze (Togher) v Huey MaloneIreland v England
St Michael’s BC, Kildare (6pm)
46kg Alannah Mayse (Two Castles) v Alex Brown
48kg Jan Rodan (Portlaoise) v Megan Bainbridge
50kg Rachel Lawless (Portlaoise) v Holly Heffron
50kg Kyla Gaytes (Marble City) v Chantel Whiting
50kg Shane O’Brien (Raging Bull) v Charlie Hickford
52kg Niamh Faye (Swords) v Courtney Scott
52kg John McConnell (Holy Trinity) v Billy Adams
52kg Owen Quinn (St Johns Derry) v Sahil Khan
48kg Micheal Stokes (St Michaels Athy) v Joe McGrail
54kg Shelby Myers (Crumlin) v Sameenah Toussaint
54kg Patrick Sweeney (Olympic) v Ellis Price
57kg Lauren Dempsey (Ryston) v Sacha Hickey
46kg Mikes Donoghue (St Michaels Athy) v Jack Dryden
57kg Martin Brady (Gleann) v Junaid Boston
60kg Linda Desmond (Rylane) v Danielle Marshall
60kg Shane O’Gorman (St Malachys) v Adam Azim
63kg Leanne Murphy (Togher) v Ciara Hodnett
63kg Matthew Tydall (Arklow) v George Bance
80kg Bethany Doocey (Castlebar) v Emily Asquith
63kg Darragh Reddin (St Davids) v Huey Malone
75kg Calum Foley (St Michaels Athy) v Tommy Fletcher
80+kg Bonnie Babongila (Olympic Mullingar) v William Howe