Irish captain Darren O'Neill carries Brendan Irvine on his shoulders at the closing ceremony for the European Games in Baku last weekend.

Darren O’Neill gives Brendan Irvine at lift at the closing ceremony for the European Games in Baku in 2015


Three of England’s boxers to face Ireland in an Elite international at Dublin’s National Stadium next Friday experienced contrasting fortunes at the GB Championship finals in Sheffield last night.

Heavyweight Chevron Clarke, who will face London 2012 Olympian Darren O’Neill, added to his CV on a unanimous decision over Scott Forrest of Scotland at the English Institute of Sport, a venue familiar to Ireland from training camps.

But Cory O’Regan and Lewis Richardson were beaten in the lightweight and middle deciders by GB pair Calum French and John Doherty.

O’Regan and Richardson meet George Bates and Connor Wallace at the home of Irish boxing.

The December 16th international will be decided over nine bouts.

Special guests on the night.

Tickets available on the door at €10 per adult and €5 per child. Pre-pay tickets available through IABA.

Contact eimear@iaba.ie or (01) 453 3371. Group specials available for 10 or more people.



Ireland v England National Stadium December 16th


52kg Brendan Irvine (St Pauls)
56kg Stephen McKenna (Old School)
57kg Moira McElligott (St Michael’s Athy)
60kg Kellie Harrington (Glasnevin)
60kg George Bates (St Marys)
64kg Sean McComb (Holy Trinity)
75kg Connor Wallace (St Monicas)
81kg Joe Ward (Moate & AIBA Pro Boxing)
91kg Darren O’Neill (Paulstown)


52kg Ishmail Khan
56kg Louis Lynn
57kg Raven Chapman
60kg Sarah Dunne
60kg Cory O’Regan
64kg Mason Smith
75kg Lewis Richardson
81kg George Crotty
91kg Chevron Clarke