ASIA PRESIDENT & AIBA VICE-PRESIDENT CONGRATULATE O’ROURKE

Dominic O’Rourke

The President of the Asian Boxing Confederation and Vice-President of AIBA, Mr. Serik Konakbayev, and management of the Asian Boxing Confederation have extended their congratulations to newly elected President of the Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) Dominic O’Rourke.

Mr. Konakbayev acknowledged that O’Rourke has been involved in boxing most off his life, and as coach with the St Michael’s Athy BC coached Olympians, European medallists and Irish Elite champions John Joe Joyce, David Oliver Joyce, Eric Donovan and Roy Sheahan and numerous national champions in all age groups.

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LEINSTER DEVELOPMENT SQUAD MULTI-NATIONS

The Leinster Development Squad (LDS) and Leinster Provincial Council are holding a Multi-Nations Club Tournament in the Ryston boxing club Newbridge on Saturday/Sunday the 21st and 22nd October 2017.

Boxing starts each day at 1200 hrs.

“We have boxers coming from Russia,Lithuania,Poland,Ukraine,Germany for this tournament, said Leinster Development Squad manager Mick Darby.

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EUROPEAN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Team Ireland, pictured, finished up their training camp in Belfast over the weekend ahead of the European Youth Championships in Turkey.

The seven-strong squad trained with the Ulster High-Performance Youth team at the University of Ulster in Jordanstown for ten days and are looking sharp, according to the Irish coaching staff.

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NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Irish Athletic Boxing Association will run two National Elite Championships in 2018 to facilitate athletes going into the qualifiers for Tokyo 2020.

The first National Elites of the New Year will be held at Dublin’s National Stadium in February.

Dates – February 9th,10th,16th,17th and 23rd and 24th if required.

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