Mary Kom with IABA President Pat Ryan, IABA Registrar Stephen Connolly and Liam Brereton in Edenderry

LAST night’s Ireland versus India Test at the National Stadium in Dublin was a resounding success, according the coach Liam Brereton.

The bout of the night,Kristina O’Hara versus Mary Kom, was at 48kg.

Five-time World Elite champion Kom was at her brilliant best, while O’Hara did not fail to impress in a contest enjoyed by all.

At 75kg, Christina Desmond met Kavita Goyat.Desmond showed why she is world class, another cracking performance.

Ciara Ginty faced Sim Ranjit Kaur Baatth; a super display by Ciara who controlled the bout from start to finish. Cheyanne O’Neill against Jyoti Grewal was another cracking contest. Both girls put on a class show. O’Neill looked in tip top condition.

Dervla Duffy versus Vanlal Duati was not for the faint hearted. The contest had the crowd on their toes from start to finish. 

Lauren Hogan impressed versus Krishna Thapa. Lauren, stepping back in to the ring after year out with Injuries, showed she will be one to watch in the coming season.

The international help blood some of our younger boxers, including Ciara Anderson, Amanda Coughlan,both getting 3×3 minutes experience at Elite level and look like they belonged there.

Sweeney and Russell were pitted with two World silver medallists in Sarjubala Devi Shamjetsabam and Sonia Lather. Both Irish girls were brilliant.

Gillian Duffy versus Lovlina Bogohain – Duffy showed she will have A big say in upcoming Celtic Box cup, and last, but not least, Caroline Connolly and Diane Campbell were outstanding in two hard-hitting contest.

India, now in training in Edenderry in an international camp organised by with Liam Brereton, was full of praise about their visit to Ireland.

IABA President Pat Ryan echoed all sentiments following a wonderful evening of boxing.

“Great to see thirteen Elite female bouts and seven open sparring sessions for our Youth girls early in the day,” said Liam Brereton, who thanked all involved for putting on a great evening of boxing, especially the boxers, coaches and clubs for taking up the challenge.

India leave Ireland next Wednesday. India are using the Edenderry international training camp in their build up to the Asian Championship in November in Vietnam.


Ireland v India National Stadium, September 2nd (7pm)


Open Sparring/Exhibitions (4.30pm)

51kg Labhaoise Clarke (Cardonagh) v Neeraj Phogat (India)

51kg Sionnan McKenna (Holy Family) v Pinki Rani (India)

54kg Margeurita Nevin (St Brigid’s Kildare) v Shiksha Narwal (India)

60kg Shauna O’Callaghan (Clann Naofa) v Sonia Chahal (India)

60kg Kateyln Phelan St Brigid’s Kildare) v Monika Singh (India)

69kg Nadine Dermody (Raging Bull) v Pooja Singh (India)

75kg Aoife Burke St Mary’s) v  Saweety Boora (India)


Senior International Test

Ireland v India (7pm)

48kg Lauren Hogan (St Brigid’s, Edenderry) v Krishna Thapa (India)

48kg Ciara Anderson (Twin Towns)  v Monika Bagri (India)

48kg Shannon Sweeney (St Anne’s) v Sarjubala Devi Shamjetsabam (India)

48kg Kristina O’Hara (St John Bosco) v Mary Kom India)

54kg Dervla Duffy (Ryston)  v Vanlal Duati (India)

57kg Teegan Russell (Fr Horgan’s) v  Sonia Lather (India)

60kg Amanda Coughlan (Paulstown) v Preeti Beniwal (India)

64kg Ciara Ginty (Geesala) v Sim Ranjit Kaur Baatth (India)

64kg Cheyanne O’Neill (Athlone) v Jyoti Grewal (India)

69kg Gillian Duffy (Bray) v  Lovlina Bogohain (India)

75kg Christina Desmond (Fr Horgan’s) v Kavita Goyat (India)

81kg Caroline Connolly (Mourne GG) v Bhagyabati Kachari (India)

81kg+ Dianne Campbell (Garda BC, Swords) v Seema Poonia (India)