Irish squad in Edenderry


Team Ireland will be aiming for “twin” victories over England at the Athy GAA Club in Kildare this evening.

The Boys and Girls in Green hold a 12-8 advantage over the visitors from last night’s 1st leg at the St Brigid’s BC in Offaly.

Tipperary siblings, Jerome Lonergan-Gartland and Ellie Mae-Gartland, – pictured below after winning in Offaly -, the first male and female twins to box for Ireland, recorded victories over talented opponents amid a tremendous atmosphere in Edenderry.

St Brigid’s BC head coach, Liam Brereton, thanked all concerned for their contribution to what he described as a fantastic night.


Boxing begins at 6pm this evening in Athy.

Dominic O’Rourke, President of the IABA, welcoming England to the Thoroughbred County, said they’re looking forward to another big night of competition.

“We saw some tremendous boxing between two talented sides in Edenderry last night and we’re anticipating more of the same this evening. The young athletes from both nations boxed their hearts out last night,” said O’Rourke who was at ringside on Friday.

Ireland and England are building up toward next month’s European Male and Female Junior Championships in Russia.

Ireland v England

September 15

Athy GAA Club, 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

Ireland v England

September 14

St Brigid’s BC, Offaly (6pm)

46kg Breda Quilligan (Rathkeale) lost to Alex Brown 2-3
46kg Cian O’Toole (St Davids) lost to Jack Dryden 0-5
48kg Chloe Gabriel (Mulhuddart) beat Megan Bainbridge 5-0
48kg Adam Kinsella (St Marys New Ross) beat Joe McGrail 3-2
52kg Aliyah Butler (Monivea) beat Courtney Scott 4-1
52kg James McDonagh (St Pauls) beat Sahil Khan 4-1
54kg Keelan Roche (St Aidans) beat Ellis Price 4-1
57kg Barry O’Connell (Sliabh Luarchra) lost to Junaid Boston 0-5
60kg Siniann Glynn (Cloghan) beat Danielle Marshall 4-1
63kg Eve Woods (St Bernadettes) beat Ciara Hodnett 5-0
63kg Darragh Reddin (Nass) lost to George Bance RSC1
80+kg Darragh Farrell (St Josephs Edenderry) lost to William Howe 0-4
75kg Jason Myers (Olympic) beat Tommy Fletcher 4-1
50kg Elizabeth Lloyd (Ballyhaunis) beat Holly Heffron 3-2
50kg Mia Robins (Gorey) lost to Chantel Whiting 0-5
50kg Luke Mooney (Glasnevin) lost to Charlie Hickford 0-5
52kg Jerome Lonergan-Garthland (Clonmel) beat Billy Adams 4-1
54kg Ellie Mae-Garthland (Clonmel) beat Sameenah Toussaint 5-0
57kg Nicole O’Sullivan (St Bernadettes) v Sacha Hickey (off)
60kg Steven Cairns (Legacy) beat Adam Azim 3-2
63kg Luka Gureshidze (Togher) lost to Huey Malone 0-5

(Ireland 12 England 8)