All boxers weighed-in this morning and early afternoon ahead of the opening bell for the Liffey Crane National Elite Championships at the National Stadium tonight.

15 bouts will be decided on Day 1 of the flagship competition of Irish boxing.

Irish boxing is proudly sponsored by Liffey Crane Hire

The Crumlin BC is facing a hectic start to the tournament.

Eight boxers from the Dublin club are between the ropes in the first two days of competition.

Two-time Irish Olympian Phil Sutcliffe, the head coach at the Crumlin unit, reckons they’ll be flat out as they have three back-to-back quarter-finals this evening alone.

“Anyone could win with a bit of luck. I’m hoping to get three or four wins but I never count my chickens, anything could happen, he said.

Sutcliffe also likes the format of the Championships which will run this Friday, Saturday, Monday, and next Wednesday. The finals will be decided on this day week.

“When the lads are ready, it’s better like this. In the old days, you’d weigh in and have to wait around,” he added.

Christain Cekiso and Colm Murphy get proceedings underway in the feather class this evening.

Antrim welter Aidan Walsh, who asked plenty of questions of England’s current European Elite champion Pat McCormack at the World Elites this year – the Sunderland fighter edged a split decision –  meets Terry McEntee.

The winner advances to face Galway’s defending 69kg champion Kieran Molloy on Saturday.

Boxing begins at 7pm tonight.

The IABA is running the Elites twice this year in the lead up to the European qualifiers for Tokyo 2020 at the Copperbox Arena in London next March.

(Image: Brother and sister Aidan and Michaela Walsh have entered the Elites)

(Daily weigh-ins – 8am to 9am and 12pm to 1pm at the National Stadium)



Liffey Crane National Elite Championships

Friday, November 15 (7pm)


57kg Christian Cekiso (Portlaoise) V Colm Murphy (St Georges)
69kg Terry McEntee (DCU) V Aidan Walsh (Monkstown Antrim)
69kg Fergal Redmond (Arklow) V Michael Bustard (Dockers)
81kg Brian Kennedy (St Marys Daingean) V Michael Frane (Clonard Wexford)
81kg Sean Crowley (Arklow) V Paul McCullagh (St John Bosco Belfast)
81kg Kane Tucker (Emerald Antrim) V David Biscevis (St Saviours OBA)
91+kg Gytis Lisinskas (Celtic Eagles) V John McDonnell (Crumlin)


52kg Jude Gallagher (Two Castles) V Sean Kavanagh (Monkstown Dublin)
60kg Killian Geraghty (Crumlin) V Barry McReynolds (Holy Trinity)
63kg Kenneth Doyle (Monkstown Dublin) V Michael Avetisian (Mulhuddart)
63kg Craig Kavanagh (Crumlin) V Gerard Matthews (St Pauls Antrim)
63kg Yannick Meseke (Olympic Galway) V George Bates (St Mary’s Tallaght)
75kg Glory Carlos Lmuala (Maynooth) V Jack Brady (Crumlin)
75kg Keelyn Cassidy (Saviours Crystal) V John Joe Nevin (Crumlin)
91kg Jack Clarke (Crumlin) V Patrick Corcoran (Olympic Galway)

Saturday, November 16

Q/Finals (6pm)

48kg Carol Coughlan (Monkstown D) V Shannon Sweeney (St Annes)
48kg Ciara Walsh (Smithfield) V Courtney Daly (Crumlin)
51kg Caitlin Fryers (Immaculata) V Niamh Early (Ryston)
57kg Patrick Adamus (Drimnagh) V Winner
57kg Thomas Casey (St Francis) V Connor Kerr (Monkstown Antrim)
57kg Kane Marshall (Emerald Antrim) V Sean Purcell (Enniskerry)
57kg JP Hale (Star) V Dean Clancy (Sean McDermott)
69kg Kieran Molloy (Oughterard) V Winner
69kg Michael Kinsella (St Anthonys/Pats) V Ryan O’Rourke (St Michaels Dublin)
69kg Callum Walsh (Riverstown) V Luke Maguire (Esker)
69kg Winner V Eugene McKeever (Holy Family Drogheda)
81kg Thomas O’Toole (Celtic Eagles) V Winner
81kg Peter Nosic (Brian Dillons) V Anthony Browne (St Michaels Dublin)
81kg Tommy Hyde (St Michaels Athy) V Winner
81kg Winner V Emmett Brennan (Dublin Docklands)
91+kg Martin Keenan (Rathkeale) V Winner
91+kg Antoine Griffin (Celtic Eagles) V Martin Mongan (Corpus Christi)
91+kg Thomas Carthy (Crumlin) V Stephen McMonagle (Holy Trinity)
91+kg Ciaran Griffin (Celtic Eagles) V Kenneth Okungbowa (Athlone)

Monday, November 18

S/finals (7pm)

49kg Sean Mari (Monkstown D) V Diarmuid Toland (Holy Family GG)
52kg Adam Hession (Monivea) V Winner
52kg Jack O’Neill (Corpus Christi) V Regan Buckley (St Theresa’s)
57kg Winner V Winner
57kg Winner V Winner
60kg Myles Casey (St Francis) V Winner
60kg Peter Alexandrut (Crumlin) V Brandon McCarthy (St Michaels Athy)
63kg Wayne Kelly (Portlaoise) V Winner
63kg Winner V Winner
69kg Winner V Winner
69kg Winner V Winner
75kg Jason Harty (Rathkeale) V Winner
75kg Winner V Fearghus Quinn (Camlough)
81kg Winner V Winner
81kg Winner V Winner

Wednesday, November 20

S/Finals (7pm)

48kg Chloe Fleck (Lisburn) V Winner
48kg Winner V Daina Moorehouse (Enniskerry)
51kg Carly McNaul (Holy Family GG) V Winner
51kg Nycole Hayes (Togher) V Ceire Smith (Cavan)
54kg Shauna Blaney (Navan) V Sarah Haghighat (St Brigids Edenderry)
57kg Emma Agnew (Dealgan) V Dearbhla Rooney (Sean McDermott)
64kg Evelyn Igharo (Clann Naofa) V Gillian Duffy (St Marys Tallaght)
64kg Clodagh Greene (Crumlin) V Ciara Ginty (Geesala)
69kg Grainne Walsh (Spartacus) W/O
81kg Leona Houlihan (Crumlin) W/O
91kg Kiril Afanasev (Smithfield) V Winner
91kg Martin Mongans (Rathkeale) V Daniel O’Brien (Defence Forces)
91+kg Winner V Winner
91+kg Winner V Winner


November 22

Finals (5.45pm)

48kg Winner V Winner
49kg Winner V Winner
51kg Winner V Winner
52kg Zara Breslin (Tramore) V Winner
54kg Winner V Winner
57kg Michaela Walsh (Monkstown A) V Winner
57kg Winner V Winner
60kg Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan) W/O
60kg Winner V Winner
64kg Winner V Winner
64kg Winner V Winner
69kg Christina Desmond (Fr Horgans) V Grainne Walsh (Spartacus)
69kg Winner V Winner
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea) W/O
75kg Winner V Winner
81kg Nell Fox (Rathkeale) V Leona Houlihan (Crumlin)
81kg Winner V Winner
81+kg Naoise Finney (Ballybrack) W/O
91kg Winner V Winner
91+kg Winner V Winner






48kg Chloe Fleck (Canal) beat Donna Barr (Ilies Golden Gloves) 3-1
49kg Regan Buckley (St Teresas) beat Sean Mari (Monkstown Dublin) 5-0
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea) beat Cheyanne O’Neill (Athlone) 5-0
57kg Michaela Walsh (Monkstown Antrim) beat Dearbhla Duffy (Crumlin) 5-0
57kg Patryk Adamus (Drimnagh) beat Christian Cekiso (Portlaoise) 3-2
60kg David Oliver Joyce (Ballymun) beat Dominic Bradley (Errigal) 5-0
64kg Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan) beat Moira McElligot (St Michaels Athy) 5-0
52kg Adam Hession (Monivea) beat Evan Metcalf (Hyland BA) 4-1
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic Galway) beat Emmett Brennan (Glasnevin) 5-0
80kg Leona Houlihan (Crumlin) beat Lisa Browne (Aglish) 3-2
91kg Kenneth Okungbowa Athlone) beat Anthony Browne (St Michaels Dublin) RSCI3
51kg Carly McNaul (Holy Family Golden Gloves) beat Niamh Early (Ryston) 3-2
63kg James McGivern (St Georges) beat George Bates (St Marys Dublin) 3-2
69kg Christina Desmond (Fr Horgans) beat Grainne Walsh (Spartacus) 3-2
81kg Thomas O’Toole (Celtic Eagles) beat Tommy Hyde (Mayfield) 4-1
69kg Kieran Molloy (Ougterard) beat Patrick Donovan (Our Lady of Lourdes) 5-0
60kg Kellie Harrington (St Mary’s) beat Jelena Jelic (Serbia) 5-0 (International bout)
91+kg Dean Gardiner (Clonmel) beat Martin Keenan (Rathkeale) 5-0
54kg Emma Flannery (Baldoyle) W/O
60kg Kellie Harrington (St Mary’s) W/O
80+kg Nell Fox (Rathkeale) W/O