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.
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
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 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