Amy Broadhurst claimed her second successive National U/22 title – and her 16th Irish belt overall –  at Dublin’s National Stadium tonight.

The Dundalk southpaw, also the current European U/22 champion and World Elite quarter-finalist at light-welter, beat Bella Hughes in the lightweight decider at the home of Irish boxing.

“I’m absolutely delighted with how I boxed, first round wasn’t relaxed enough but when I relaxed it all started to flow! Delighted with it all,” said the Elite World No.8 ranked leftie.

Meanwhile, John Paul Hale edged Colm Murphy on a 4-1 split in last weekend’s Ulster Elite bantam final, but Murphy reversed that decision on a 4-1 split verdict after another fiery 56kg clash tonight.

David Oliver Joyce (Ballymun BC) is the new U/22 lightweight titlist after outpointing defending champion Patryk Adamus (Drimnagh BC) after a lively all Dublin 60kg dust-up.

Stylish Limerick southpaw Paddy Donovan, a World Junior finalist, and European U/22 finalist Aoife O’Rourke retained their belts and Elice Elliot and Pierce O’Leary also won.

Gabriel Dossen, who will enter the National Elites for the first time next month, retained his middleweight title – and secured his 6th Irish belt into the bargain – on a unanimous decision over Dublin’s John Joe Nevin in one of the big fights of the night.

“I thought it was a very good bout,” said Dossen Olympic BC coach Mike Mongan.”Gabriel boxed very well against a good opponent and it was a good performance all around. A great start to the year.”

Courtney Daly, Regan Buckley, Adam Hession, Keylan Cassidy and Kevin Sheedy, who retained his heavyweight belt and completed a double for Limerick, also won.

Gytis Lisinskas, with a first round KO, had his hand raised in victory from the 44th and final bout of the 2018 National U/22 Championships.


Courtney Daly is delighted to be announced as winner over Ciara Walsh
Niamh Earley gets the decision over Caitlin Fryers
Adam Hession shows his joy at being crowned Irish U-22 Champion at 52KG with a unanimous decision over Mark Corcoran
Orinta Ringyte with her medal and certificate as 54KG Champion of Ireland
Amy Broadhurst is the winner  against Bella Hughes
David Oliver Joyce is the new U-22 60KG Champion

(Pictures courtesy of Paddy Gallagher)

National Men’s and Women’s U/22 Championships National Stadium Dublin

January 25

Finals (6.30pm)

F48kg Courtney Daly (Crumlin) beat Ciara Walsh (Smithfield) 5-0
49kg Regan Buckley (St Teresas) beat Jack O’Neill (Corpus Christi) 5-0
F51kg Niamh Earley (Ryston) beat Caitlyn Fryers (Immaculata) 5-0
52kg Adam Hession (Monivea) beat Mark Corcoran (Corinthians) 5-0
F54kg Orinta Ringyte (Riverstown) W/O
56kg Colm Murphy (St Georges) beat John Paul Hale (Star) 4-1
57kg Mary Geraghty (St Anthonys) W/O
F60kg Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan) beat Bella Hughes (Mount Tallant) 5-0
60kg David O Joyce (Ballymun) beat Patryk Adamus (Drimnagh) 5-0
F64kg Shauna O’Callaghan (Clann Naofa) W/O
64kg Pierce O’Leary (Dublin Docklands) beat Matthew McCole (Dungloe) 5-0
F69kg Elice Elliott (South Meath) beat Clodagh Greene (Crumlin) 4-1
69kg Patrick Donovan (OLOL) beat Aaron Daly (Castlebar) 5-0
F75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea) beat Renee Roche (Castlebar) RET2
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic) beat John Joe Nevin (Crumlin) 5-0
81kg Kelyn Cassidy (St Saviours/Crystal) beat Sean Conroy (Castlebar) 5-0
F81+kg Nell Fox (Rathkeale) W/O
91kg Kevin Sheehy (St Francis) beat Thomas Maughan (Cavan) 5-0
91+kg Gytis Lisinskas (Celtic Eagles) beat Luke Hall (Crumlin) KO1

January 12


56kg Colm Murphy (St Georges) beat Cian Doyle (Crumlin) 5-0
56kg John Paul Hale (Star) beat Sean Purcell (Enniskerry) 3-2
60kg Patryk Adamus (Drimnagh) beat Yannick Meseke (Olympic) 5-0
60kg David O Joyce (Ballymun) beat Dominic Bradley (Errigal) 5-0
64kg Matthew McCole (Dungloe) beat Terry McEntee (Old School) 5-0
64kg Pierce O’Leary (Dublin Docklands) beat Michael Avetisian (Swords) 4-1
69kg Aaron Daly (Castlebar) beat Michael Kinsella (St Anthonys/St Pats) 5-0
69kg Patrick Donovan (O.L.O.L.) W/O
75kg John Joe Nevin (Crumlin) beat Edward Donovan (O.L.O.L.) 5-0
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic) beat Jason Harty (Rathkeale) 5-0
81kg Sean Conroy (Castlebar) beat Rhys Moran (St Pauls W) 3-2
81kg Kelyn Cassidy (St Saviours/Crystal) beat Thomas O’Toole (Celtic Eagles) 3-2
91+kg Gytis Lisinskas (Celtic Eagles) beat James Clarke (Crumlin) 3-0

January 11


56kg Cian Doyle (Crumlin) beat Kane Marshall (Emerald A) 5-0
60kg David O Joyce (Ballymun) W/O
60kg Dominic Bradley (Errigal) beat Lee McKee (Star) 5-0
64kg Matthew McCole (Dungloe) beat Padraig Convery (Holy Family Drogheda) 5-0
64kg Terry McEntee (Old School) beat Stephen Lockhart (Baldoyle) RSC3
64kg Pierce O’Leary (Dublin Docklands) beat Shane Flavin (Paulstown) 5-0
64kg Michael Avetisian (Swords) W/O
81kg Thomas O’Toole (Celtic Eagles) W/O


51kg Niamh Early (Ryston) beat Nycole Hayes (Togher) 5-0
60kg Amy Broadhurst (Delagan) beat Jennifer Lehane (D.C.U.) 5-0
60kg Isobella Hughes (Mount Tallant) beat Aisling Murray (Muskerry) 5-0
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea) beat Lauren Kelly (St Brigid’s,Edenderry) 5-0