Galway V Dublin
A Galway selection will take on a Dublin team this Saturday December 10th in the county buildings Westside, doors open from 1.30.pm
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.
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: Eimear@iaba.ie 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