The National U/18 Championships will be decided over 37 semi-finals and finals at Dublin’s National Stadium this Friday and Saturday.

The tournament resumes Friday at the home of Olympic, World and European medallists. Seventeen last-four bouts are down for decision.

Catherine Blaney and Lauren Dempsey meet in the 57kg decider in the third bout on the program to determine the destination of the first title of the Championships.

Cork is guaranteed a third female boxer in Saturday’s finals as Rebelettes Linda Desmond and Leanne Murphy go head-to-head in the light-welter class with the winner advancing to meet either Kaci Rock or Evelyn Igharo.

Desmond and Murphy are team-mates with the Cork Girls Boxing Academy under former Elite champion Seanie Barrett and coaches and the Cork County Boxing Board.

Barrett, who dropped a decision to former Irish head coach and Olympian Billy Walsh in the 1994 final, claimed an Elite belt in 1999.

Matthew Tyndall faces Peter Vrinceanu in an all Dublin affair and told that he’ll be giving it his best shot versus the Crumlin BC stand out on a card stacked with Ireland’s top prospects.

“There are some very good lads in the weight. It would be great to win my 8th Irish title at 16 years old. It’s a big ask, but I’m going to give my best,” he said.

Friday’s weigh-ins at the National Stadium will be held between 8am and 9am and 12pm and 1pm.

The IABA are using the tournament as part of their selection process for the European Men’s and Women’s Youth Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria in September (2/11).




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

Friday, July 19

S/Finals (6.30pm)

91kg James Redmond (Ballybrack) v Jack Marley (Monkston D)
56kg Barry O’Connor (Ballyduff) V Jamie Griffin (Riverstown)


57kg Catherine Blaney (Navan) v Lauren Dempsey (Ryston)


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

Saturday, July 20

Finals (4pm)

48kg Daina Moorehouse (Enniskerry) W/O
49kg Craig Bigger (Cookstown) V Ryan Dunne (Jobstown)
51kg Fiona O’Keeffe (Rathkeale) V Nicole Clyde (Antrim BC)
52kg Jude Gallagher (Two Castles) v Jake McMahon (Liberty)
54kg Niamh Fay (Swords) V Megan Lehane (Rylane)
56kg Dean Clancy (Sean McDermott) V Winner
60kg Winner V Winner
60kg Winner V Winner
64kg Winner V Winner
64kg Winner V Winner
69kg Mary Enright (Setanta) V Leah Gallen (Raphoe)
69kg Winner V Winner
75kg Lisa O’Rourke (Castlerea) W/O
75kg Winner V Winner
81kg Bethany Doocey (Castlebar) W/O
81kg Cathal Crowley (Spartans M) V Winner
91kg Francie O’Donnell (Ballymun) V Winner
91kg Winner V Winner
91+kg Josh Philips (Ardoyne Holy Cross) V Winner

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