Eighteen new Irish champions were crowned after a thrilling night of competition at the National Men’s and Women’s Seniors at the National Stadium tonight.

Light-flyweight Daina Moorehouse beat Emma Feeney to claim her first Senior belt.

The former European Youth champion earned a unanimous decision over the Cavan puncher to improve her haul to eight Irish titles at all levels.

Also a former European Junior champion, Moorehouse will have her name in the hat for the Elite Championships which begin at the Stadium on Monday week.

“I’m over the moon,” said Moorehouse – pictured in the main image with Brandon McCarthy tonight.

“I was looking forward to this for a long time and I’m happy with the win and looking forward to the Elites now.”

Meanwhile, Dublin’s Monkstown BC experienced mixed fortunes with Sean Kavanagh beating fellow Dubliner Nathan Horrogan in the flyweight decider but Sean Mari dropping a 4-1 split to Drogheda’s Ricky Nesbitt.

Castlebar flyweight Kirsten Cresham took home the women’s 51kg belt on a 3-2 split verdict over Kate Radomaska and Youth Olympian Dean Clancy, Zara Breslin and Kellie McLoughlin also had their hands raised in victory last evening.

Clancy beat Cork bantam Jamie Griffen and Breslin took all five judges with her versus Siobhan McKenna while McLoughlin toppled former World junior medallist Kelsey Leonard after a cracking encounter.

Clancy will also enter the Elites and was delighted to nail down an 8th Irish crown.- and ditch the headguard.

“I’m absolutely delighted with my performance, I felt I dominated and controlled the fight both inside and outside distances, he remarked.

“That was my first senior fight with no head guard (head guards are compulsory at all levels and genders expect Senior male) and I enjoyed every minute of it, really felt I belonged there tonight.

“Really excited to prove myself in the Senior and Elite ranks as I’ve done in underage.”

European medallists Brandon McCarthy and Evelyn Igharo, who took the early route to victory, also claimed gold at the Stadium.

McCarthy, who confirmed that he will be entering the Elites this month, collected his 14th Irish belt at the expense of Teo Alin and Renee Roach earned a 4-1 verdict over Isabella Hughes.

Cameron Bennett and Caoimhin Ferguson were involved in a classic, toe-to-toe dust-up at light-welter, Bennett getting the nod on a 3-2 split, while St Francis BC ace Rosie Doherty took home the women’s welter crown on a unanimous over Caoimhin Ferguson on an emotional night for the club.

Ken Moore, St Francis BC chief seconds, hailed Doherty’s performance against the Donegal woman.

Ferguson’s Illies GG team-mate Matthew McCole crowned a standout tournament in the men’s welter class versus Galway’s Martin Sammon, while European medalist Jason Harty made it two on the bounce for Limerick.

McCole, pictured below receiving his award, also scooped the Best Boxer of the Tournament Accolade.

Sean Crowley ensured that Arklow wouldn’t be leaving the home of Irish boxing empty-handed and Martin Mongans added to Harty’s win to complete the double for the Rathkeale BC.

The super-heavy belt also went to Limerick.

Martin Mongan of the Corpus Christi BC completed a perfect night – and four out of four – for Treaty boxing versus Galway’s Ciaran O Griofa in the 87th and final bout of the 2019 edition of the competition.

(Images courtesy of Tara Mari)

National Men’s and Women’s Senior Championships National Stadium Dublin

November 8

Finals (6.30pm)

48kg Daina Moorehouse (Enniskerry) beat Emma Feeney (Virginia) 5-0
49kg Ricky Nesbitt (Holy Family D) beat Sean Mari (Monkstown D) 4-1
51kg Kirsten Cresham (Castlebar) beat Kate Radomska (St Pauls W) 3-2
52kg Sean Kavanagh (Monkstown D) beat Nathan Horrigan (Hyland Academy) 5-0
54kg Zara Breslin (Tramore) beat Siobhan McKenna (Holy Family GG) 5-0
57kg Kellie McLoughlan (Drimnagh) beat Kelsey Leonard (Curragh) 4-1
56kg Dean Clancy (Sean McDermott) beat Jamie Griffin (Riverstown) 5-0
60kg Renee Roach (DCU) beat Isabella Hughes (Maynooth) 4-1
60kg Brandon McCarthy (St Michaels) beat Teo Alin (Cookstown) 5-0
64kg Evelyn Igharo (Clann Naofa) beat Jaide Gibbons (Crumlin) RSC1
64kg Cameron Bennett (Swords) beat Caoimhin Ferguson (Emerald) 3-2
69kg Rosie Doherty (St Francis) beat Caroline Gallagher (Illies GG) 5-0
69kg Matthew McCole (Illies GG) beat Martin Sammon (Olympic G) 5-0
75kg Jason Harty (Rathkeale) beat Daniel O’Sullivan (Lucan) 5-0
81kg Sean Crowley (Arklow) beat Thomas Myers (Sligo City) 5-0
81+kg Naoise Finney (Ballybrack) W/O
91kg Martin Mongans (Rathkeale) beat  Thomas Maughan (Cavan) 5-0
91+kg Martin Mongan (Corpus Christi) beat Ciaran O Griofa (Celtic Eagles) 4-1

Best Boxer Award: Matthew McCole (Illies GG)

November 1


48kg Daina Moorehouse (Enniskerry) beat Ciara Walsh (Smithfield) 5-0
52kg Nathan Horrigan (Hyland Academy) beat Jason Smith (Fr Flanagans) 5-0
52kg Sean Kavanagh (Monkstown D) beat John Cowman (St Paul’s W) 5-0
57kg Kelsey Leonard (Curragh) W/O
57kg Kellie McLoughlan (Drimnagh) W/O
56kg Jamie Griffin (Riverstown) W/O
60kg Renee Roach (DCU) W/O
60kg Brandon McCarthy (St Michaels) beat Killian Geraghty (Crumlin) 4-1
60kg Teo Alin (Cookstown) beat Jack McGivern (St Georges) 4-1
64kg Cameron Bennett (Swords) beat Michael O’Donnell (Celtic Eagles) 5-0
64kg Caoimhin Ferguson (Emerald) beat Evan Fitzgerald (Esker) 5-0
69kg Caroline Gallagher (Illies GG) beat Karolina Jaglowska (Celtic Eagles) 5-0
69kg Martin Sammon (Olympic G) beat Matthew McDonagh (Geesala) 5-0
69kg Matthew McCole (Illies GG) beat Sean Butler (Riverstown) 5-0
75kg Jason Harty (Rathkeale) beat Shane O’Brien (St Francis) 5-0
75kg Daniel O’Sullivan (Lucan) beat Oran Shields (Illies GG) 4-1
81kg Thomas Myers (Sligo City) beat Folan Rahill (DCU) 4-1
81kg Sean Crowley (Arklow) beat Daniel Houlihan (Kilcullen) 5-0
91kg Martin Mongans (Rathkeale) beat Michel Rudolf (Crumlin) AB1
91kg Thomas Maughan (Cavan) beat Marcin Skalski (Athlone) 4-1
91+kg Martin Mongan (Corpus Christi) beat Patrick Lavery (Tredagh) 5-0
91+kg Ciaran O Griofa (Celtic Eagles) beat Patrick Rogers (St Johns Derry) 3-2

October 25


64kg Michael O’Donnell (Celtic Eagles) W/O
64kg Cameron Bennett (Swords) beat Derek Murray (Muskerry) 3-2
64kg Caoimhin Ferguson (Emerald) W/O
64kg Evan Fitzgerald (Esker) beat Gavin Bradshaw (Drimnagh) 3-2
69kg Martin Sammon (Olympic G) beat Senan Dwyer (Crumlin) 4-1
69kg Matthew McDonagh (Geesala) W/O
69kg Matthew McCole (Illies GG) beat Conor Reneghan (Keady) 5-0
69kg Sean Butler (Riverstown) beat Antoine Manin (Celtic Eagles) 5-0
75kg Jason Harty (Rathkeale) W/O
75kg Shane O’Brien (St Francis) W/O
75kg Daniel O’Sullivan (Lucan) beat Martin Sweeney (St Catherines) 4-1
75kg Oran Shields (Illies GG) beat Rokas Balrukoni (Clane) 3-2
81kg Thomas Myers (Sligo City) beat Adam Mooney (St Marys Daingean) 5-0
81kg Sean Crowley (Arklow) beat Philip Hickey (Paulstown) 5-0
81kg Daniel Houlihan (Kilcullen) beat Conor Tighe (Ballinacarrow) 5-0
91kg Martin Mongans (Rathkeale) beat Brian Mullen (St Annes) 4-1
91kg Michel Rudolf (Crumlin) W/O
91kg Marcin Skalski (Athlone) W/O
91kg Thomas Maughan (Cavan) beat Shane Cunningham (Fr Horgans) 4-1

October 19


64kg Cameron Bennett (Swords) beat Aaron O’Donohue (Fr Horgans) 5-0
64kg Derek Murray (Muskerry) beat Jordan Morrissey (Athlone) 5-0
64kg Caoimhin Ferguson (Emerald) beat Craig Kavanagh (Crumlin) 4-1
64kg Callum Walsh (Riverstown) beat Ryan McCarthy (Togher) 5-0
64kg Evan Fitzgerald (Esker) W/O
64kg Gavin Bradshaw (Drimnagh) beat Daniel McCarthy (Crumlin) 4-1
69kg Matthew McCole (Illies GG) beat Christian Preston (Docklands) 5-0
69kg Conor Reneghan (Keady) beat Brandon Mulligan (Clann Naofa) 5-0
69kg Sean Butler (Riverstown) beat Jack Prenderville (St Saviours OBA) RSC3
69kg Antoine Manin (Celtic Eagles) beat Darren Shannen (Muskerry) 5-0
75kg Jason Harty (Rathkeale) beat Michael Kinsella (St Anthonys) 4-1
75kg John Joe Nevin (Crumlin) beat Jack Brady (Crumlin) 5-0
75kg Shane O’Brien (St Francis) beat Jack Lawlor (Templemore) 3-2
75kg Daniel O’Sullivan (Lucan) beat Shane Dooley (St Ibars/Josephs) 3-2
75kg Martin Sweeney (St Catherines) beat Owen Bergin (Portlaoise) 4-1
75kg Oran Shields (Illies GG) beat Adam Farrell (Fr Flanagans) 3-2
75kg Rokas Balrukoni (Clane) W/O
81kg Faolan Rahill (DCU) beat Jordan Donoghue (Drimnagh) 5-0
91kg Marcin Skalski (Athlone) beat Michael McConigley (Illies GG) 4-1
91kg Shane Cunningham (Fr Horgans) W/O
91kg Thomas Maughan (Cavan) beat Eamon Tighe (Ballinacarrow) 5-0


52kg Sean Kavanagh (Monkstown D) W/O
52kg John Cowman (St Paul’s W) beat Ben Nelson (Townland) 5-0
57kg Jennifer Lehan (DCU) W/O
57kg Kellie McLoughlin (Drimnagh) beat Catherine Blaney (Navan) 5-0
60kg Brandon McCarthy (St Michaels Athy) beat John Paul Hale (Star) 5-0
60kg Teo Alin (Cookstown) beat Martin Noonan (Riverstown) 5-0
60kg Jack McGivern (St Georges) beat Andrei Alexander (Crumlin) 5-0