Ireland came from behind to beat Wales 6-5 over 11 bouts in the first leg of a two-match international at a sold out Belfield GAA Club in Enniscorthy, Wexford.

World Junior medallist Niamh Early, European Schoolboy champion Michael Faulkner, Paddy Cleary, Callum Ruth, Ryan Cullen and Adam Hession had their hands raised in victory amid a tremendous atmosphere.

Tonight’s show was hosted and organised by the Sacre Coeur BC who thanked the Welsh boxing team and patrons for their support.

A presentation was made to the wife and family of Wexford boxing legend Bernard Dunne this evening.

Another Wexford boxing legend, ten-time Irish Elite champion Jim O’Sullivan, was at ringside supporting Team Ireland in a meeting which was in the balance right down to the final bout on the card.

Both nations meet again at the Youth Centre in New Ross tomorrow night on a St Mary’s BC hosted night of boxing.

Proceedings begin at 7pm with a ring parade.


Ireland v Wales


October 12

Support bouts

Nathan Brooks lost to Shea Ryan 0-5
Nathan Tyrell beat Alex Sinnott 5-0

Ireland v Wales

39kg Fionn O Leary lost to Harvey Williams 0-5
43kg Cian Dolan  lost to John Murphy 2-3
38kg Paddy Cleary beat  Jake Morris 5-0
35,5kg Callum Ruth beat  Corey Jones 3-2
45kg Micheal Faulkner beat Kieran Bevan 4-1
59kg Logan Whlean lost to Tom Price 0-5
46kg James Moorehouse lost to Romeo Costa 0-5
60kg Ryan Cullen beat Alex O Sullivan 3-2
52kg Adam Hession  beat James Probert 5-0
69kg Jake Cox lost to Taylor Bevan 0-5
51kg Niamh Early beat Helen Jones 5-0


Ireland v Wales

October 13

New Ross

Nicole Kinsella  v  Paddy Doyle (Exhibition)
Ainne Doyle vs Gemma Walsh


Ireland v Wales

41,5kg Gavin Ryan vs Tommy Jo Jones
59kg Evan Kirwan vs Tom Price
43kg Michael Nuggent vs John Murphy
45kg Micheal Faulkner vs Kieran Bevan
Micheal Moffit vs Kyle Malone
42kg Martin Collins vs Kieran Jones
39kg Lee Gallagher vs Harvey Williams
52kg Steven Doyle vs Mohammed Hashim
Peter Moffit vs Patrick Whelan
64kg Matthew Tyndal vs Garvan Cofts
50kg Adam Kinsella vs Kobert Crocker