Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist, and 2018 Commonwealth Games silver medallist, Aidan Walsh, has won through to the Quarter Finals in Birmingham.
He boxed his Round of 16 bout against Arena Pakela of Lesotho, and was dominant from the first bell. Aidan, of Emerald BC, claimed a 5-0 win. The judges scored the bout 30:27, 30: 26, 30: 25, 29:28, 30: 26. He’ll face England’s Mohammed Harris Akbar in his Quarter Final on Thursday at 2.30pm. Aidan says “I’m glad to get my first bout of the Commonwealth Games over; Arena was a tough opponent and much respect to him. I stuck to the coaches’ instructions throughout and I’m happy with my performance – looking forward now to my Quarter Final and progressing forward in the competition.”
The second Team NI boxer between the ropes was welterweight, Holy Family Drogheda’s Eugene McKeever. He took on Zimbabwe’s Stephen Zimba, and exits the tournament following a round 1 RSC.
Wednesday is a bumper day for Team NI, with four boxers in Quarter Final action.
Antrim BC’s Nicole Clyde, at 48kg, makes her tournament debut against Nitu Nitu of India at 12.15pm, while Immaculata BC’s Éireann Nugent meets Jodie Wilkinson of England in her QF at 8pm. 50kg Carly McNaul returns for her second bout of the games, having won her Round of 16 bout on a 3-2 split. She contests for a medal against Sri Lanka’s Keshani Hansika, at 12.30pm. 57kg Jude Gallagher will box his third bout of the tournament against Pakistan’s Illyas Hussain at 7pm.
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.
Drawsheets are here
Day One results are here
Day Two results are here
Day Three results are here
Days Four results are here
Day Five results are here
All CWG reports and documents are 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