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Galway Finals

The remaining finals for the boy 1/2/3 Galway championships will be held this Wednesday the 22nd march in Westside gym from 7.30 sharp can we ask all  boxers , coaches and officials to be in the gym from 7 pm ....

B2 37kg colm folan c/mara v  james o loughlin Olympic 

B241.5kg john donaghue Olympic v owen flaherty c/mara

B244.5kg Thomas mcdonagh lumpini v Patrick ward Olympic

B350kg Christopher stokes Olympic v Patrick donovan Olympic

Gabriel Wins Silver


Galway's Gabriel Dossen, Aaron McKenna and Eamer Coughlan proudlky display their medals today in Anapa

Ireland’s top prospects experienced mixed fortunes in the Pavlyukov Youth Memorial finals in Anapa, Russia this morning.

Irish captain Aaron McKenna capped a magnificent tournament after convincingly beating Russia’s Rashid Yangazie in the light-welter final on a unanimous decision.

But World Youth bronze medallist Gabriel Dossen, who was down in the second, had to settle for silver against Yangazie’s compatriot, Danis Gabdrafikov, in the welter class.

Irish coach Billy McClean hailed the performances of the Irish pair versus top class opposition at the “mini-World Championships.”

“Aaron was absolutely magnificent today and dominated his final against a quality opponent. It was a comprehensive win against the current Russian champion and let us not forget that Aaron beat a current World Junior champion in the semi-finals. We cannot commend his performances highly enough, said Irish coach Billy McClean.

“Gabriel finished very strong against his Russian opponent, a top class boxer. It was a big performance from Gabriel and he will be taking home a silver medal. All our squad performed magnificently here this week in a quality tournament.”

McClean also hailed coach Fergal McKenna, while Irish team manager Robbie Redmond praised the performances of the Irish team who have been in training camp in Anapa since earlier this month.

McKenna (gold), Dossen (silver) and Eamer Coughlan (bronze) finished in podium positions at the Black Sea Port.

Team Ireland are due to arrive home at 10.30pm tomorrow night via Dublin Airport.

Galway Championships for 11 / 12 / 13

       The Galway championships for Boys & Girls aged 11, 12 and 13 takes place in the Westside Gym on Saturday 18th of March, weigh in and medicals take place from 9.00 - 10.00 with the draw immediately after at 10.15, boxing will commence after draws, boxing on Sunday and during the following week will depend on entries, entry fee of €10 and record books must be produced at the scales.

Galway Championships

       The Galway championships for Boy 14, Youth 1 and Youth 2, Girls 4, 5, & 6, and U18's takes place in the Westside Gym on February 18th and 19th, weigh in is on Saturday 18th at the earlier time of 9.00-10.00, draw immediately after with boxing commencing after draws, boxing on Sunday at 10.00, any extra bouts will be fixed for the following week, entry fee of €10 and record books must be produced at the scales.

    All the above dates and times are subject to change if dates change for Connacht and All-Ireland championships.

Club Development - Grants and Funding

Clubs must be registered on OSCAR to apply for Sports Capital & equipment Grants. This is the only way to apply for grants under the Sports Capital Programme. 

The 2017 Sports Capital & Equipment Programme will be 
open for applications from 9am on Monday 23 January 2017.


If you wish to make an application you must first register on  
Registration Deadline
The deadline for registration is 5pm on Friday 10 February 


A separate guide is available to the registration process at 
The Department has created a "how-to" video at 


start making your organisation's application as soon as possible. 
Applications by post or by email will not be accepted and will be returned. 

Application Deadline
All applications must be made by 5pm on Friday 24th February.
You are strongly advised to start the application process as soon as possible as it may not be possible for the Department to help you nearer to the deadline due to the expected volume of calls and emails at this time. When you have submitted your application you are strongly advised to save and/or print a copy of the "Grant Application Submitted" page. You may need this later as evidence of 2017 Sports Capital Programme Guide to Making an Application making your application. 

Getting Help Using OSCAR 
The Department has created several ways to help organisations use the OSCAR system:

  1. Written guides to every stage of the programme (such as this document) available at
  2.  A YouTube channel at
  3.  A growing knowledge base of frequently asked questions on all aspects of the programme
  5. Phone the official that deals with your county


Registration video
Application video

Club Development Manager || 01 4533371 |

Galway V Mayo


Galway V Mayo

      The next inter county is a clash against the old rivals Mayo, it takes place next Sunday in St Annes, Westport first bout 2.00.


Galway V Dublin

      The inter County match between Dublin v Galway last week was contested over 22 bouts, Dublin won 10 with Galway winning 12, it was a very well matched program and a return leg to Dublin is planned in January

Galway V Dublin

     A Galway selection will take on a Dublin team this Saturday December 10th in the county buildings Westside, doors open from


National Novice and U22 Championships

             The weigh-in for the national novice and U22 championships take place on Friday January 13th at 8.00-11.00am, see full details re boxing dates and entries: circular for championships

Olympic Club Double

        Another great week in history of the Olympic boxing club Galway, a world bronze medal and a national senior title. Congrats to all involved in the club especially Mike and John Mongan the driving force behind the club.

         Gabriel Dossen lost out to his Russian opponent on the tightest of margins a 3-2 split decision in the semi final of the AIBA World Youth Championships in St Petersburg, Russia and brings a much deserved bronze medal back home to Galway. At the national senior championships in Dublin Frankie Cleary claimed another national title in the 60Kg division getting a 3-0 decision over Dylan Duffy (Pegasus), the club has certainly come a long way from the humble beginnings at the Holy Family centre in Renmore under their founder and coach Chick Gillen.

Gabriel Medals at Worlds

      Olympic BC ace Dossen emerged from a cagey 64kg contest with Dominican Republic Rohan Polanco in the in the quarter-finals of the AIBA World Youth Championships in St Petersburg, Russia. This is an amazing feat at the first time of asking at an AIBA event, Russia’s Sergei Margarian awaits in the last-four on Friday.


Dossen Fighting for Bronze

        Gabriel Dossen of the Olympic is just one contest away from a medal when he fights in the quarter-finals of the AIBA World Youth Championships in St Petersburg, Russia. After two wins over Freudis Rojas Jnr. (USA) and Hugo MiCallef (Monaco), only Rohan Polanco (Dominican Republic) stands in his way of securing at least bronze in the 64Kg division. Gabriel should be a role model for all young boxers who fall short of reaching their ambitions, after losing a few close decisions in All-Ireland finals, he persevered and is now mixing it with the best in the world.

Two in National Senior Finals

         Two Galway boxers will contest the finals of the National Senior championships in Dublin this Friday. In the 60Kg final Frankie Cleary (Olympic) will take on Dylan Duffy (Pegasus), Frankie is no stranger to national finals and with his power and tact should add to his already sizable roll of honour. Thomas O’Toole (Celtic Eagles) is a relative novice at this level when he gets in the ring with Conor Ivors (Thurles) in the final at 69Kg. Thomas has been improving rapidly over the last few years and his accurate rangy style is always difficult to handle for any opponent, best of luck to both boys.

Memberships Workshop

The I.A.B.A. are running some regional workshops throughout Ireland in 2016/2017 and will be covering subjects such as Memberships, Funding, Child Protection, Safeguarding and Club Development. There is one taking place in the Clayton Hotel, Galway on Saturday 26th November from 10.00 until 2.00, this is an important meeting and all clubs should send a representative, there is no charge for the workshop. Should you have any queries you can contact Eimear Griffin, IABA Membership Services Manager directly by email: or by mobile 086-142 5574.


Download and print a new copy of the 10 9 judging paper, it is a bit clearer than the ones in use at the moment

10 9 judging paper in word     10 9 judging paper in PDF       SUPERVISOR BOUT REPORT


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