Star ABC’s JP Hale put in a valiant performance in his Commonwealth Games last 32 performance in Birmingham today, but he won’t progress.
JP, contesting at 63.5kg, took on Uganda’s Joshua Tukamuhebwa in bout 6 of today’s afternoon session.
JP claimed the first round 4-1, but it wasn’t to be, with the final score: 29:28, 29:27, 28:28, 28:29, 30: 26
57kg Jude Gallagher, of Two Castles, is in action on Saturday, also in the last 32, against Swaziland, while Jake Tucker, at 75kg, begins his tournament on Sunday, against Guernsey. Ormeau Rd BC’s Carly McNaul takes on Australian opposition on the same day, in the 50kg last 16.
51kg Clepson Paiva, of Holy Trinity BC, is the only Team NI boxer between the ropes on Monday; he meets Ghana in the last 16. While on Tuesday, 67kg Eugene McKeever contests against Zambia, also in last 16 action. Tokyo Olympic bronze medallist, Aidan Walsh, will meet either Uganda or Lesotho on the same day.
A brace of Team NI boxers in in the ring on August 3rd; Antrim BC’s Nicole Clyde, at 48kg, meets India in her Quarter Final, while Immaculata BC’s Éireann Nugent will meet either England or Nigeria in her QF.
On August 4th, a trio of Team NI boxers begin their tournaments. Emerald BC’s Michaela Walsh, a Tokyo Olympian and World No. 5, takes on Botswana or Malawi in Quarter Final action. 63kg World Champion, St. Bronagh’s Amy Broadhurst, contesting the Games at 60kg, meets Zambia in her QF. 2022 European Silver medallist, Dylan Eagleson, boxes Mozambique in his Quarter Final.
All Commonwealth Games schedules, results and reports are available here:
N.I Commonwealth Team:
48kg Nicole Clyde, Antrim BC
50kg Carly McNaul, Ormeau Rd BC
51kg Clepson Paiva, Holy Trinity BC
54kg Dylan Eagleson, St. Paul’s BC
57kg Michaela Walsh, Emerald BC
57kg Jude Gallagher, Two Castles BC
60kg Amy Broadhurst, St. Bronagh’s BC
63.5kg JP Hale, Star ABC
67kg Eugene McKeever, Holy Family BC, Drogheda
70kg Eireann Nugent, Immaculata BC
71kg Aidan Walsh, Emerald BC
75kg Jake Tucker, Emerald BC
High Performance Director: John Conlan
Head Coach: Damian Kennedy