ESKER BC ALL FEMALE BOX CUP REPORT

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Ed Griffin reports

Well folks what a fantastic weekend of boxing at this year’s Esker All Female BoxCup 2019. Nearly 200 bouts/exhibitions from Underage to Elite level took place with less than 10 inside the distance decisions. 18 countries from across 3 continents took part and over 122 clubs. Of the 430 registered boxers we had about 330 weigh in and actually box, a record for the tournament. A lot of work and preparation goes on throughout the year leading up to the weekend and preparation has already started for 2020’s edition. read more

IABA EXTENDS SYMPATHIES TO QUINLAN FAMILY

The IABA extends its deep condolences to the Quinlan family following the recent death of Billy Quinlan.

The late Mr Quinlan, pictured above, represented Ireland versus England at the National Stadium in the 1960s and boxed for UCD in the Irish and Leinster Junior Championships in 1961, winning a Leinster title and reaching the finals at the Nationals. read more

IRELAND DUE HOME FROM WORLD ELITES TONIGHT

The 2019 World Elite Women’s Championships concluded in Ulan-Ude, Siberia last evening.

Ireland’s four-strong squad finished in 15th spot in the rankings table after recording six wins out of ten bouts in eastern Russia.

Russia topped the medals table with three gold, silver and two bronze. Russia claimed three gold and bronze at the Men’s World Elites in Ekaterinburg, Russia last month and finished second in the medals table. read more