The National U/18 Championships concluded at the National Stadium in Dublin this afternoon. Eighteen titles were claimed at the home of Irish boxing.

Leah Gallen and Mary Enright were involved in the tightest bout of the day, with Raphoe BC welter Gallen earning a 3-2 split after three rounds of intense competition.

Ryan Dunne, Nicole Clyde, Jude Gallagher, Niamh Fay, Sinainn Glynn, Evelyn Igharo, William Hayden, Jake Tucker and Jason Myers also had their hands raised in victory.

Dublin’s Jack Marley secured the final belt on offer, circa 24 hours after Lauren Dempsey on the first, versus Edward McDonagh in the super-heavy class early this evening.

Meanwhile, Dean Clancy is eyeing up the medals podium at the European Youths in Sofia in September after claiming Irish title No. 7 this afternoon.

The Sean McDermott BC stand out beat talented Ballyduff BC bantam Barry O’Connor in the 56kg decider on a unanimous decision.

A two-time European medallist and Youth Olympian, Clancy compensated for missing training because of his Leaving Cert by putting in two shifts a day with his father en route to his latest All-Ireland triumph.

“I’m absolutely delighted to get my 7th title, it was a great fight altogether. I felt I dictated the pace and landed the cleaner scoring shots, he said.

“My jab and feints were key in setting up my shots, just over the moon with the result and hopefully I’ll get gold this year at the Euros. Funny enough, I only had a couple of weeks to train hard because of my Leaving Cert, but I made up for the loss sessions by training twice a day with my dad.”

Dublin light-welter Matthew Tyndall beat Cork’s Callum Walsh, who claimed gold on the same day that Clancy won silver at the 2017 European Juniors, on a 4-1 split decision.

The 16-year-old Docklands BC ace hailed the contribution of his coaches and team after notching Irish title No. 8.

“It feels great and I am delighted. I didn’t want to sound over confident but I always believed in myself that I could win it,” he said. “I must be one of the youngest to win the U/18s (he is). I wouldn’t have done it without my coaches and team.”

Meantime, who said 13 was unlucky!

St Michael’s Athy stylist Brandon McCarthy secured his 13th national belt on a unanimous decision over Portlaoise BC prospect Cian Reddy.

“Good tough win against a great lad, so I’m excited now to head to my 6th European Championships in September and pick up a 13th All Ireland, he said.

“A big thanks to my coaches Dominic O’Rourke and my father Mick McCarthy and all my family,“ added the 2015 European Schoolboy finalist.

The IABA is using the National U/18 Championships as part of their selection process for the European Men’s and Women’s Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria in September.

The 2019 National U/18 Championships were completed over 70 bouts over the last two weekends.


National Men’s and Women’s U/18 Championships National Stadium Dublin

Saturday, July 20

Finals (4pm)

48kg Daina Moorehouse (Enniskerry) W/O
49kg Ryan Dunne (Jobstown) beat Craig Bigger (Cookstown) 5-0
51kg Nicole Clyde (Antrim BC) beat Fiona O’Keeffe (Rathkeale) RSC3
52kg Jude Gallagher (Two Castles) beat Jake McMahon (Liberty) 5-0
54kg Niamh Fay (Swords) beat Megan Lehane (Rylane) 5-0
56kg Dean Clancy (Sean McDermott) beat Barry O’Connor (Ballyduff) 5-0
60kg Sinainn Glynn (Cloghan) beat Eimear McKee (All Saints U) 5-0
60kg Brandon McCarthy (St Michaels Athy) beat Cian Reddy (Portlaoise) 5-0
64kg Evelyn Igharo (Clann Naofa) beat Leanne Murphy (Togher) 4-1
64kg Matthew Tyndall (Docklands) beat Callum Walsh (Riverstown) 4-1
69kg Leah Gallen (Raphoe) beat Mary Enright (Setanta) 3-2
69kg William Hayden (Crumlin) beat Rokas Baltrukonis (Clane) RSC2
75kg Lisa O’Rourke (Castlerea) W/O
75kg Jake Tucker (Emerald Antrim) beat Jack Kelly (St Carthages) 5-0
81kg Bethany Doocey (Castlebar) W/O
81kg Jason Myers (Titans) beat Cathal Crowley (Spartans M) RSC1
91kg Jack Marley (Monkstown D) beat Edward McDonagh (Galway) 5-0
91+kg Christian Owney McDonagh (St Annes) W/O

July 19


57kg Lauren Dempsey (Ryston) beat Catherine Blaney (Navan) 3-2


91kg Jack Marley (Monkstown D) beat James Redmond (Ballybrack) 5-0
56kg Barry O’Connor (Ballyduff) beat Jamie Griffin (Riverstown) 5-0
60kg Eimear McKee (All Saints U) beat Chantelle Richie (Gilford) 5-0
60kg Sinainn Glynn (Cloghan) beat Tiffany O’Reilly (Curragh) 3-2
60kg Cian Reddy (Portlaoise) beat David Nevin (Mullingar Elite) 5-0
60kg Brandon McCarthy (St Michaels Athy) beat Killian Geraghty (Crumlin) 4-1
64kg Evelyn Igharo (Clann Naofa) beat Kaci Rock (Four Kings) 5-0
64kg Leanne Murphy (Togher) beat Linda Desmond (Rylane) 4-1
64kg Callum Walsh (Riverstown) beat James Conroy (Tobar Pheadair) 5-0
64kg Matthew Tyndall (Docklands) beat Peter Vrinceanu (Crumlin) 5-0
69kg William Hayden (Crumlin) beat Tiarnan Mayse (Two Castles) 5-0
69kg Rokas Baltrukonis (Clane) beat David Nevin (Holy Family L) 4-1
75kg Jake Tucker (Emerald Antrim) beat David McDonagh (Mullingar Elite) Disq3
75kg Jack Kelly (St Carthages) beat Lewis Browne (Gilford) 5-0
81kg Jason Myers (Titans) beat Jack Murphy (Wexford CBS) 5-0
91kg Edward McDonagh (Galway) beat Francie O’Donnell (Ballymun) 5-0
91+kg Christian Owney McDonagh (St Annes) beat Christian Halligan (Saviours Crystal) 4-1

July 13

S/Finals & Q/Finals

51kg Nicole Clyde (Antrim BC) beat Mia Robbins (Gorey) 5-0
60kg Chantelle Richie (Gilford) W/O
60kg Tiffany O’Reilly (Curragh) beat Keisha Attewell (Tobar Pheadair) RSC2
60kg Sinainn Glynn (Cloghan) beat Niamh McNamara (Castlerea) 5-0
64kg Leanne Murphy (Togher) beat Eve Woods (Corinthians) 5-0
64kg Callum Walsh (Riverstown) beat Cameron Suttle (Erne) 5-0
64kg James Conroy (Tobar Pheadair) beat Jamie Duffy (East Meath) RSC3
64kg Matthew Tyndall (Docklands) beat Nathan McCaul (St Josephs Derry) 5-0
64kg Peter Vrinceanu (Crumlin) beat Eric Byrne (Sacred Heart Dublin) 3-2
69kg Tiarnan Mayse (Two Castles) beat Declan McDonagh (Claremorris) 4-1
69kg William Hayden (Crumlin) beat Ciaran White (Monivea) RSC3
69kg Rokas Baltrukonis (Clane) beat Ali Ahmed (Ormeau Road) 4-1
69kg David Nevin (Holy Family L) beat Josh Cummins (Trinity Sports) 5-0


49kg Craig Bigger (Cookstown) beat Aaron Kirwan Doyle (Ballagh) 4-1
49kg Ryan Dunne (Jobstown) beat Karl Sheridan (Crumlin) 5-0
52kg Jude Gallagher (Two Castles) W/O
52kg Jake McMahon (Liberty) beat Daniel Kheirredine (Bracken) 3-2
54kg Megan Lehane (Rylane) beat Megan Coleman (Baldoyle) 4-1

July 12


64kg Eric Byrne (Sacred Heart Dublin) beat Colin Hallinan (Ballina) 5-0
69kg David Nevin (Holy Family L) beat Brendan Corcoran (Carrickmore) 5-0
69kg Josh Cummins (Trinity Sports) beat Mark Kells (Erne) 5-0


49kg Karl Sheridan (Crumlin) beat Paddy McShane (Letterkenny) 3-2
49kg Ryan Dunne (Jobstown) beat Eric Walsh (Marble City) 5-0
52kg Jude Gallagher (Two Castles) beat Nathan Horrigan (Hyland BA) 5-0
52kg Daniel Kheirredine (Bracken) beat Dane Finn (St Nicholas) 5-0
52kg Jake McMahon (Liberty) beat Padraig Downey (St John Bosco A) 4-1
60kg Brandon McCarthy (St Michaels Athy) beat Eoghan Quinn (St Johns U) 5-0
60kg Killian Geraghty (Crumlin) beat Dean Buckley (St Carthages) 5-0
75kg Jake Tucker (Emerald Antrim) beat Joshua Adams (All Saints U) 5-0
75kg Lewis Browne (Gilford) beat Laurence Ward (Monivea) 3-2
75kg Jack Kelly (St Carthages) beat Martin Faleye (Sacred Heart D) 4-1
91kg Edward McDonagh (Galway) V Luke Walsh (Raging Bull) 5-0
91kg James Redmond (Ballybrack) beat Malachy Duffy (Virginia) 5-0
91kg Jack Marley (Monkstown D) beat Jason Ward (Monivea) 4-1