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New 2010 2011 Season

             Congratulations to Colm Molloy Oughterard who was a winning member of the Ireland Schoolboys team who beat Scotland 14 - 2 at the Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork. Colm had a convincing 9 - 3 win over his Scottish opponent Jack Bruton in the 51Kg division. This is a great start to the new season for Colm and the Oughterard club.

2011 European Championships

               Kieran Forde of the Monivea boxing club, was probably the unluckiest boxer at the European Youth championships, which was held in Citywest Dublin. After two impressive wins over opponents from Wales and Israel, Kieran was confident he could go one step further and win at least a bronze medal. His opponent in the quarter final was Ievgenii Parkhomenko from Ukraine. In the closest contest of the championships, Kieran lost out on a double countback, which is very rare with the new computer scoring system.
Kieran Forde (Ireland) beat Mitchell Buckland (Wales) 14-8
Kieran Forde (Ireland) beat Tal Sedeh (Israel) 10-6
Ievgenii Parkhomenko (Ukraine) beat Kieran Forde (Ireland) 12-12,c/b, 3-2


2011 European Schoolboy Championships, Grozny, Russia

Olympic boxing club had one it's proudest moments since the exploits of Francie Barrett, when thirteen year old James Cleary claimed a silver medal at the European boxing championships in Russia. After two good wins against eastern European opposition, James faced the Russian Muzaevin the final. James was 1-0 up at the end of the first, but Muzaev went 3-1 ahead before the end of the second and accumulated two additional points in the third. This was a great display for one of the future stars of Irish boxing.
July 12th Q/Finals 44.5Kg: James Cleary (Ireland) beat Dmitry Bichul (Ukraine) 5-2
July 14th S/Finals 44.5Kg: James Cleary (Ireland) beat Spartak Tamaryan (Armenia) 6-1
July 16th Finals 44.5Kg: James Cleary (Ireland) lost to Gabriel Muzaev (Russia) 1-5

National Senior Cadets

Congratulations to the four newly crowned National Senior Cadet champions and to all the Galway boxers who continue to fly the flag at the national stadium. A great weekend for Olympic club again bringing three champions Martin Delaney, Frankie and James Cleary, Gary Ward St Michael's overcame the disappointment of losing on a countback in the Youth All-Irelands to claim Galway's fourth title. Hard luck to beaten finalists Kieran Molloy Oughterard and Aoibheann Joyce Conamara, the other Galway boxers in action were Michael McCarthy Furbo and Chris O Brien Olympic See results


Kieran Molloy

David Ward
St Ailbhes
Patrick Mongan
Cathal Griffen
James Cleary
Gabriel Dossen
Eleven boxers from Co. Galway clubs contested finals at the All-Ireland Boy / Girl 11 - 13 at the National Stadium with five being declared champions. The five champions are as follows: B1 54Kg Darren Ward St Ailbhes, B1 75Kg Patrick Mongan Ballinasloe, B2 29Kg Martin Delaney Olympic, B2 44Kg Kieran Molloy Oughterard and B3 33Kg Francis Cleary. The six runners-up were: B1 44Kg Gabriel Dossen Furbo, B1 60Kg David Ward St Ailbhes, B2 54Kg Cathal Griffen Conamara, B3 42Kg James Cleary Olympic, Fe3 52kg Aoibheenn Joyce Conamara and B3 57Kg Justin Barrett St Nicholas. See results of all Galway boxers (If any clubs have photos from the championships email them to us at Galway Boxing)

Galway boxers had great success in the National Stadium at the National finals of the Boy/Girl 14-16. Five boxers from Galway had their hand raised in victory with five others just losing out in the final. The champions are as follows: B4 44Kg Colm Molloy Oughterard, B4 66Kg Shane Ward Olympic, Y2 63Kg Wayne Ward St Patrick's, Y2 70Kg Ryan Dervan Loughrea and Y2 91Kg Patrick Ward St Patricks. All-Ireland runners up were: Francis Barrett St Nicholas, Laurence McDonagh St Ailbhes, Niall Finneran Emerald ABC and the girls from the Conamara club Lisa Connolly and Ann Leigh who were on their first mission to boxing headquarters. Well done to all boxers from the county who competed and hopefully there is more success to come in the the Boy / Girl 11-13 championships.


The Galway Championships for 2011 saw a huge entry and 43 finals down for decision in front of a full house in Westside on the last day of the championships. With 199 entries and almost a hundred contests it was easily the biggest and most successful ever, hopefully the Galway clubs can now go on to greater success at Connacht and All-Ireland level. see results of finals     see photos
We had 30 walkovers in the boys championships see walkover list
See results of second day of Galway Championships See Results
See results of 1st day of Galway championships Girls Results   Boys Results


At the last general meeting of the Galway Boxing Board details have been finalised for the Galway championships:
Weigh-in: Monday 14th February in Westside at 7.00
City & West Clubs: Olympic, GBC, St Pats, St Michaels, St Nicholas, Lumpini, Oughterard, Conamara, Furbo and Mike Flaherty.

Weigh-in & Draw: Tuesday 15th February in Loughrea Gym at 7.00
East Galway Clubs: Loughrea, Emerald, Ballinasloe, Monivea, Athenry, St Ailbhes, Tobar Pheadar and Ard Rí.

Dates: Sunday February 20th, Monday 21st February and Tuesday 22nd February.
Entry Fee: entry fee for this year's championship is €10 per boxer.
Venue: Westside
The above dates may be changed depending on entries. Under no circumstances are boxers to attempt to weigh-in without a record book, medicals / birth certs will not be accepted. There may be confusion relating to boxers moving down weights. Boxers will not be allowed to drop down weights at Connacht or All-Ireland championships from the weight they make at the Galway championships.


New guidelines for tournaments in Galway was discussed and agreed at the last general meeting..
See Tournament Guidelines


The last day Galway League finals took place on Sunday 16th January in the Westside Gym See results   See Photos
Congratulations to Patrick Ward Olympic on winning the Intermediate title at 71Kg last weekend beating Chris Mullally (Ryston) on a score of 0-7, this is Patrick's second title in a few months having already won the U21.


The second day of Galway League finals took place on Friday 10th of December in the Westside GYM, we had fourteen bouts with some great contests see results        see photos of the night


The first day of the Galway league finals took place on Sunday 21st November in Westside. Twenty five bouts took place with all going the full distance. See results        See photos of finals


The sixth round of the Galway League took place on Sunday 7th November in Westside. . See Programme >>>>>


The 5th round of Galway League took place on Friday November 5th in the Loughrea Gym. Nineteen bouts took place See Programme>>>>>


The 4th round of Galway League took place on Sunday October 31st in the Westside Gym in Galway. See More

The third round of Galway League took place in Loughrea on Monday 25th October. See more

The second round of Galway League took place in Oughterard on Sunday 24th October. See more

The first round of the Galway League took place in the Westside gym on Sunday last. 17th October. See more

Congrats to Kieran Forde (Monivea) Patrick J Ward (Olympic) and Ciaran O Griofa (Conamara) who won All-Ireland U21 titles at the National Stadium. In the 64kg final Kieran defeated Michael O Reilly (Portlaoise) on a score (0-1,1-1,1-2) 1-3. In the 71kg final Patrick defeated Emmet Brennan (St Saviours OBA) on a score (0-0,0-1,0-2) 0-2 and in the 91Kg final Ciaran defeated Patrick Ward (St Pats Tribes) on a score of (1-0,1.2,4-2) 5-2. Well done to Patrick and to Michael Ward (Athenry) on reaching the finals.