Callum Walsh with Irish coaches Billy McClean and Michael Carruth


Sixteen semi-finals will be decided on the penultimate weekend of the National U/18 Championships tonight.

Boxing begins at 6.30pm at the National Stadium.

European Junior champion Callum Walsh, a five-time Irish champion, meets Carrickmore BC stand out Bernard Corcoran in the first of the light-welter deciders with the winner advancing to face either Eric Byrne or James Murphy.

Courtney McCrudden, Megan Coleman, Mary Kate Nevin and Catherine Blaney battle it out in the women’s bantamweight semi-finals.

European Junior and Schoolboy gold, silver and bronze medallists Edward Donovan medallists Terry Donoghue, Barry McReynolds, Kane Tucker are also in action.

Walsh, Donovan and Brandon McCarthy, who is in against Paul Loonam, are part of an 11-strong Irish squad for next month’s AIBA World Men’s and Women’s Youth Championships squad in Budapest, Hungary, along with Daina Moorehouse and Caitlin Fryers who are through to next Friday/s U/18 finals.

Boxers only weigh-in again on the day of the U/18 finals on July 27.

The IABA wishes all athletes, coaches and clubs the very best of luck into tonight’s bouts.

Irish amateur boxing is proudly sponsored by Liffey Crane. 



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

Friday July 20

S/Finals (6.30pm)

52kg Terry Donoghue (St Michaels Athy) V Michael Agnew (Lisburn)
52kg John Cowman (St Pauls Waterford) V Danny Duffy (Immaculata Strabane)
W54kg Courtney McCrudden (Emerald A) V Megan Coleman (Baldoyle)
W54kg Mary Kate Nevin (St Brigids E) V Catherine Blaney (Navan)
56kg Oisin Lally (Geesala) V Killian Geraghty (Crumlin)
56kg Paul Loonam (St Carthages) V Brandon McCarthy (St Michaels Athy)
60kg James Power (Legacy) V Eddie Corcoran (Cloghan)
60kg David Oliver Joyce (Ballymun)  V Barry McReynolds (Holy Trinity)
64kg Eric Byrne (Sacred Heart Dublin) V Jamie Murphy (Ballybrack)
64kg Bernard Corcoran (Carrickmore) V Callum Walsh (Riverstown)
69kg David McDonagh (Mullingar Elite) V Edward Donovan (O.L.O.L.)
69kg Christian Preston (Dublin Docklands) V Rokas Boltrzakainis (Clane)
75kg Adam Matthews (Monkstown D) V Jake Tucker (Holy Family GG)
75kg Dylan Caldwell (Crumlin) V Martin Sweeney (Westside)
81kg Jack Lawlor (Thurles) V Eghosa Igharo (Clann Naofa)
81kg Kane Tucker (Holy Family GG) V Francis O’Donnell (Ballymun)

Friday July 27

Finals (6.30pm)

W48kg Ciara Walsh (Smithfield) V Daina Moorehouse (Enniskerry)
49kg Jude Gallagher (Two Castles) V Adam Hession (Monivea)
W51kg Caitlin Fryers (Immaculata) V Jessica Clarke (Carndonagh)
52kg Winner V Winner
W54kg Winner V Winner
56kg Winner V Winner
W57kg Aoibhe Ginty (Geesala) V Zara Breslin (Tramore)
W60kg Shauna O’Callaghan (Clann Naofa) V Marguerita Nevin (St Bridgids K)
60kg Winner V Winner
W64kg Katelyn Phelan (St Brigids K) V Evelyn Igharo (Clann Naofa)
64kg Winner V Winner
W69kg Shauna Brogan (Castlebar) V Nadine Dermody (Raging Bull)
69kg Winner V Winner
W75kg Aoibhe Carrabine (Geesala) W/O
75kg Winner V Winner
81kg Winner V Winner
W81+kg Naoise Finney (Ballybrack) W/O
91kg Edward McDonagh (Lumpini) V Pierre Stokes (Leo’s)
91+kg Owney McDonagh (St Annes) W/O

July 13


W54kg Mary Kate Nevin (St Brigids E) beat  Nicole McCabe (O’Hanlon Park) 5-0
W54kg Catherine Blaney (Navan) beat Orinta Ringyte (Riverstown) 3-2
56kg Paul Loonam (St Carthages) beat  Davey Joyce (Holy Family Drogheda) 5-0
56kg Brandon McCarthy (St Michaels Athy) beat  Colm Murphy (St Georges) 5-0
60kg David Oliver Joyce (Ballymun) beat James Conroy (Tobar Pheadair) 5-0
60kg Barry McReynolds (Holy Trinity) beat Jordan Carragher (Tredagh) KO1
69kg Christian Preston (Dublin Docklands) beat Conor Renaghan (Sean Dorans) 5-0

69kg Rokas Boltrzakainis (Clane) beat  Gareth Browne (Springtown) RSC3

W57kg Zara Breslin (Tramore) beat Sophie O’Connor (Jobstown) 5-0
W60kg Shauna O’Callaghan (Clann Naofa) beat Carmen Mavrodin (Baldoyle) RSC1
W60kg Marguerita Nevin (St Bridgids K) beat Tiffany O’Reilly (Curragh) 5-0
W69kg Nadine Dermody (Raging Bull) beat Bobbie Hendrick (Sacre Coeur) RSC3