Boxing

  • Assassin Boxing has announced that Roy Sheahan will fight on December 7th in Mayo on the undercard of ‘The Homecoming’ which is headlined by Ray Moylette’s first title fight and the return of Gary Spike O Sullivan. 

    Roy Sheahan, a decorated amateur, hit the headlines last March when he won ‘Last Man Standing’ defeating Vladimir Belujsky, JJ McDonagh and Jack Cullen to claim the crown. 

    Sheahan is looking forward to getting back in the ring, and is ready for an exciting 2019 as he targets the Irish title and more. 

    Tickets available https://www.ticketmaster.ie/professional-championship-boxing-co-mayo-07-12-2018/event/1800555AC9D5849A

  • Aoife O'Rourke from Castlerea is guaranteed to win at least a silver medal after her middleweight semi-final against Russian opponent Anastasia Shamonova at the European Women's Elite Championships in Madrid. 

    The Roscommon native outclassed Shamonova, the current World and Olympic Youth champion, winning on a split decision with one of the five judges awarding the fight to the Russian.

    O'Rourke now progresses to this evening's final against Poland's Elzebieta Wojcik.

  • Castlerea boxer Aoife O’Rourke is in action today at the Women's World Boxing Championships in New Delhi.

    Aoife is in last 16 action against Lauren Price of Wales in the 75kg Category.

  • Aoife O'Rourke has bowed out of the Women's World Boxing Championships in New Delhi.

    The Roscommon fighter lost her middleweight last 16 encounter with Lauren Price of Wales.

  • Castlerea’s Aoife O’Rourke upgraded her guaranteed bronze medals to at least silver in emphatic style at the European U/22 Championships in Targu Jui, Romania.

    Both women produced massive last-four performances to progress to Sunday’s finals.

    The Roscommon middleweight scored a unanimous decision – with a few 10-8 rounds apiece thrown into the bargain – versus France’s Belinda Limuka and Italy’s Carlotta Paoletti.

     

    European U/22 Men’s and Women’s Championships Targu Jiu, Romania March 24/April 2

    April 1st

    Finals

    60kg Amy Boadhurst (Ireland) v Francesca Matuschiello (Italy)
    75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Ireland) v Busenas Sermeneli (Turkey)

    Irish squad

    Female

    75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea) (Silver, at least)
    60kg Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan) (Silver, at least)
    57kg Shauna Blaney (Navan)
    51kg Niamh Earley (Ryston)
    48kg Shannon Sweeney (St Annes)

    Male

    52kg Conor Quinn (Clonard)
    56kg Jordan Moore (Glasnevin)
    75kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic)
    91kg Kevin Sheehy (St Francis)

  • Olympic Boxing Club’s Gabriel Dossen gets his European U22 Boxing Championship campaign underway today in the 75kg category this afternoon when he faces Hambardzum Hakobyan from Armenia in the last sixteen.

    Gabriel is expected in the ring at approximately 2pm Irish Time.

    Castlerea’s Aoife O Rourke is through to the Semi-Final of the Womens U22 75Kg Category.

    She fights Carlotta Paoletti of Italy with the fight expected to be held tomorrow but there is still no confirmation on when it will take place.

     

  • The National Girl 1 to 6 Championships concluded at the National Stadium today after three weekends of exciting and competitive boxing.

    57 champions were crowned amid a tremendous atmosphere at the home of Irish boxing.

    The 2019 Championships was completed over 188 bouts.

    Girl 1 to 6 National Championships National Stadium Dublin

    Saturday, May 18

    Finals

    Girl 3 Finals

    45kg Sophia Elstone (Ardnaree) beat Rebecca Kavanagh (Mulhuddart) 4-1
    59kg Gabrielle Mongan (Whitechurch) beat Hope Gallagher (Achill) 5-0

    Girl 5 Finals

    50kg Georgina Sheridan (Tipperary Town) beat Kelly Heffernon (Geesala) 5-0
    63kg Aimee Carey (Geesala) beat Rebecca Hennessy (Togher) RSC1

    Girl 6 Finals

    80kg Bethany Doocey (Castlebar) beat Kim Whelan (St Brigids Kildare) RSC1

  • Islandeady boxer Ray Moylette has made his 7 day weight ahead of his world title bout next Friday.

     

    Ray weighted in at 141.7lbs just a week away from the bout with Christian Uruzquieta in the Royal Theatre in Castlebar.

     

    Midwest Radio will be broadcasting live from the event and will have tickets to give away as well.

     

  • Connacht Boxing will have no fewer than seven boxers representing Ireland at the upcoming European Junior Championships in Anapa, Russia.

    The Championships will take place from October 8th until October 17th.

    The team will travel with Connacht President and National Vice President Joe Hennigan who has been selected as Team Manager for this tournament.

    This will be Joe’s 35th cap for Ireland.

    The Connacht Boxers are Bethany Doocey and Eoghan Lavin from Mayo, Michael Maughan, Patrick Sweeney and Jason Myers from Galway.

    Patrick Myers from Sligo and Lisa O’Rourke from Roscommon.

     

     

  • Boy 1

    Wednesday April 4th

    S/Finals (7pm)
    50kg Lucas Kenny (Knockmore/Fox) beat John McDonagh (Raphoe) 5-0
    65kg Lee McGowan (Ballaghaderreen) beat Patrick Jacobowski (Corpus Christi)RSC1

  • Leitrim boxer Dearbhla Rooney secured a bronze medal at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires last night.

    The Leitrim featherweight beat New Zealand's Te Mania Shelford-Evans on a unanimous decision.

    There was disappointment for Sligo flyweight Dean Clancy.

    He was beaten on a unanimous decision by his Brazilian opponent in their bronze medal bout.

     

  • Midwest Radio will have live coverage on Friday night of Ray Moylette's homecoming fight in Castlebar.

    The Islandeady native takes on Mexico's Christain Uruzguieta for the WBC International Lightweight title in the main event at the TF Royal Theatre in Castlebar.

    Midwest Radio's Michael D McAndrew will be broadcasting live from the event on Friday night.

    TG4 will also broadcast the boxing bouts live on television.

     

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    Mayo boxer Ray Moylette will fight twice in May and June, as he continues his impressive start to the pro ranks.

    Moylette, a former world junior amateur champion, will firstly fight in Ipswich on May 26th in a show promoted  by Mervin Turner under his promotional banner ‘Shamrock Promotions’.

    This will see the Islandeady man step up to 8 rounders for the first time, since turning to the paid ranks back in March 2017.

    Ray Moylette also plans to fight for a local title on June 23rd in Boston, again over 8 rounds.

    He has already fought 6 times in Boston, making the region a home away from home, and will look to mark his 7th outing with a title win.

    Moylette will have had an staggering 11 fights in his first 15 months as a pro.

    With aspirations of a homecoming in Mayo, he will be hoping to get himself into the perfect title position according to the Assassin Boxing website.

     

     

     

  • Mayo boxer Ray Moylette will fight for the first time since his Castlebar homecoming next month.

    ‘Sugar Ray’ will be in action on a July 12th card in America according to his coach Paschal Collins and www.irish-boxing.com

    Full details of the bout will be confirmed in the coming days.

    Encore Boston Harbor is said to be the venue for Moylette’s eighth fight in America. 

    It will be the first time the popular fighter will be in the ring since his lose to tough Mexican Christian Uruzquieta in December. 

    The 29-year-old former amateur standout saw his stock rise in defeat live on TG4 as he got up of the floor twice in a round in front of a vocal and sizable Royal Theatre crowd. 

     

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    National Elite Championships 2018

    February 24th

    Finals (6.15pm)

     

    48kg Shannon Sweeney (St. Annes) V Carol Coughlan (Monkstown Dublin)
    81+kg Lisa Browne (Aglish) V Nell Fox (Rathkeale)
    69kg Grainne Walsh (Sparticus) V Ciara Ginty (Geesala)

    81kg Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea) Walkover

  • Mayo boxers enjoyed success at the National Senior Boys and Girls Cadet Championships over the weekend.

    Elizabeth Lloyd is into the 54kg final, Amy Carey of Geesala booked her place in the 63kg final, while Peter Maughan of Ballyhaunis is into the 80kg final and Bernard McDonagh of St Anne’s booked a place in the 82kg final.  

  • National Boys and Girls Junior Cadet Championships National Stadium Dublin

    Saturday April 28th

    Finals (11am)

    91+kg Martin McDonagh (Ballyhaunis) beat Ali Hassan (Virginia) RSC1

    Friday April 27th

    Finals

    39kg Sophia Elstone (Ardnaree) beat Carleigh Irving (Maydown Olympic) 3-2

    60kg Laura Moran (St Annes) beat Molly Bennett (Bracken) 5-0

  • Boy 4

    66kg Eoghan Lavin (Ballyhaunis) beat Hughie Doyle (Thurles) 5-0
    75kg John Ward (Brosna) beat Dillon Maher (Castlebar) 5-0
    80kg Sean Walsh (Trojan) beat Peter Maughan (Ballyhaunis) 3-2
    85kg Darragh Farrell (St Josephs Eden) beat John McDonagh (St Annes) 5-0
    91+kg Bernard McDonagh (St Annes) beat Thomas McDonnell (Docklands) 3-2

     

  • Girls 1 to 6 National Championships National Stadium Dublin

    Friday, May 17

    Finals (6pm)

    Girl 4 Final

    66kg Laura Moran (St Annes) beat Grace McAllorum (St Davids Naas) 5-0


    Girl 1 Finals

    27kg Keely Stevens (Charlestown) beat Chelsea O’Driscoll (Togher) 5-0
    35kg Teagan Farrelly (Dunboyne) beat Katie Heraty (St Annes) 5-0
    77kg Grace Moran (Ballyhaunis) W/O

    Girl 2 Finals

    35kg Carlagh Mullarney (Ballyhaunis) beat Nicole Kinsella (St Marys NR) 4-1

  • The National Girl 11 to 16 years All Ireland championship Finals got underway last Friday 4th May. These are held annually in Dublin’s National Stadium and feature the Champions of the four traditional provinces plus the IABA’s other two ‘units’ of Antrim and Dublin. Since female boxing’s inclusion in amateur boxing in 2005, Mayo has had a strong national influence and judging by the start our girls have made this weekend that precedent looks well set to continue.
    Charlestown Boxing Club’s steely Keely Steven’s (Girl 11, 27kg) might be one of the youngest and is certainly the smallest representing the county but her Semi-final performance was very big on every level.  She was up against a well fancied Leinster champion who’d also lifted the prestigious Michael Andrews title at the weight earlier in the year.  Both girls boxed beyond their years but Keeley was clearly enjoying the occasion, being the one obviously most comfortable under the big lights and she gave a text book example of boxing fundamentals at their best. Her rapier like jab, slipping and movement were a delight to behold and she well deserved to advance to the final where she’ll meet the Munster champion.
    Knockmore/Foxford’s Kelsey Langan is another Girl 11 that was engaged in Friday’s Semi-finals. Despite her tender years her tenacity has impressed in the county for some time and she certainly didn’t disappoint in Dublin. On the face of it her Antrim opponent had the advantages of height and range but that was never going to be enough to stop the onslaught that Langan brought to bear. Such was Kelsey’s dominance that the proceedings could arguably have been brought to an end early but credit her opponent for managing to go the three rounds. Langan advances to the Girl 11, 39kg final and on this showing will be very hard to beat.
    Aglish B.C.’s Natalia Fasciszewska was one of the busier boxers over the weekend. On Friday she was slated to box a Girl 13 quarter-final and at stake was an appointment in Saturday’s Semi’s. Natalia is a defending National Champion and by any reckoning one of Mayo’s most gifted young prospects. She possesses that long rangey style that mesmerises and confuses opponents and so usually ensures her hand is raised. So it was this weekend and after two seemingly comfortable wins the gifted Aglish girl advances to the Girl 13, 51kg final.
    Ballyhaunis' young stand-out Carlagh Mullarney was first up for Mayo on Saturday morning’s Semi-finals bill. The 35kg, Girl 12 was crowned All Ireland champion last year and judging by this contest, or what little Carlagh allowed of it, she looks an absolute certainty to successfully defend. Proceedings were halted after just twelve one sided seconds of the first bell when Carlagh bruised and then cruised into the final.
    Of course there are two sides in sport and defeat is something our boxers literally have to take on the chin. Spare a thought then for Achill’s Aine Curtis, Ardnaree’s Kirsten Moyles and Ardagh/Crossmolina’s Sophie Keavney who bowed out with distinction this time. Hopefully we’ll see them back, better for the experience gained, next year. These championships are scheduled to continue for the next month with Mayo heavily represented and boxers from Achill, Ardnaree, Aglish, Ballinrobe, Ballyhaunis, Charlestown, Geesala, St. Anne’s, Eagle, and Ardagh/Crossmolina set to make appearances.