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News 2011 2012 Season

Galway Co. Board A.G.M

The annual general meeting of the Galway Co. Board took place on Monday 21st May in the Westside GYM. A big turnout from all the clubs made it one of the best attended ever. Reports were delivered by the secretary and the treasurers as well as an address from the president. The officers elected for the next two years included:
President: Stephen Molloy Oughterard
Vice President: Michael Ward Olympic
Secretary: James Fahy Tobar Pheadar assisted by Jackie Walsh Conamara
Treasurers: Sean Commiskey Corrib and Sean Clancy Oughterard
Co. Board Delegate: Stephen Molloy Oughterard
PRO: Ferdy Whelan Loughrea
Co Coaches: Stephen Molloy Oughterard, Michael Ward Olympic, Gus Farrell Monivea, Colman Flaherty Conamara, Sean Commiskey Corrib
Child Protection Officer: James Fahy
R/J Committee: Joe Hernon GBC, Ferdy Whelan Loughrea and Gay Farrell GBC

All-Ireland Junior Cadet Finals

Galway had seven boxers competing at the national junior cadet finals at the National Stadium with three declared champions at the end of a busy weekend boxing. Owen McCarthy Olympic was busy over the weekend winning three bouts to claim the 44Kg title. In the 1/4 final Owen beat Noel Curran Crumlin 11-7 and Michael McDonagh Bracken 8-3 at the semi final stage. In the final Owen faced Eugene McKeever St Malachys and boxed out his skin in the third round to pull back McKeever's lead, the score ended 6-6 with Owen winning on a countback 18-16. Kieran Molloy Oughterard claimed another national title winning the 52Kg title, in the semis Kieran overcame Jordan Myres Innisfree on a score 13-6 and Alan Whyte St Bridgets in the final 12-8. In the 75Kg final Marcus Bowley Olympic beat Adam McGivern Gilford 12-2. Other Galway boxers competing were Martin Delaney, Edward Barrett and Paddy Donoghue all of Olympic and Gabriel Dossen Furbo.

All-Ireland Boy 11 / 12 / 13

Galway clubs enjoyed some great performances from their boxers at the All-Ireland 11/12/13 championsips at the National Stadium. Twelve boxers from the county qualified for the finals with six claiming titles. The winners were: B1 39Kg Matthew Tierney Oughterard, B1 46Kg Patrick Maughan St Michaels, B1 50Kg Paddy Donoghue Ballinasloe, Patrick G Ward Olympic, B3 52Kg Kieran Molloy Oughterard and B3 57Kg Marcus Browley. The defeated finalists were: B1 31Kg Cillian Tierney Oughterard, B2 46Kg Gabriel Dossen Furbo, B2 52Kg Darren Ward St Ailbhes, B2 54Kg Anthony McDonagh Olympic, B3 31Kg Martin Delaney Olympic and Cathal Griffen Conamara.

               National Senior Cadets

James Cleary Olympic added another title to his long list of honours by winning the the 52Kg title at the National Cadet championships. James beat Gary Cully (St Davids Naas) on a score of 13-12 in the final. Frankie Cleary Olympic, Colm Molloy Oughterard and Darragh Darcy TobarPheadar lost out in the finals. Great to see Galway having four representatives in the finals.

Semi Finals of the Galway Championships 11 12 13s took place on Wednesday 14th March. See Results

Finals took place on Sunday March 18th See Results

See Walkover List.

Galway championships for 14 15 16 and youths took place in Westside on Saturday / Sunday 4th / 5th February. The final of Boy 14 60Kg will take place on Tuesday 7th in Westside at 7.30
see results Saturday 4th

see results Sunday 5th

See Walkovers

See photos of championships

See List of Galway Champions

The first inter county of 2012 took place in Westside on Sunday 22nd January. The Galway team took on a Limerick selection with ten top class bouts. After ten close contests honours ended even at five bouts each. See results

The final bouts in this years league took place in Monivea on Tuesday 24th January, with 10 bouts taking place. See results

The first day of the Galway league finals took place in Westside on Sunday 8th January. Twenty two bouts took place in Westside with some very close contests.
See results for January 8th.          See Photos

The second day of the Galway league finals took place on Sunday 15th January in Westside. Twenty three bouts took place with just 15 left to be decided.
See results for Sunday 15th

A meeting of the Galway Co. Board took place on Thursday 5th January in Westside starting at 9.00 sharp. The dates decided for the Galway championships are as follows:

14 / 15 / 16 Championships Weigh - in @ 6.30 30th January 2012
14 / 15 / 16 Championships 1/4 Finals - semis 4th February 2012
14 / 15 / 16 Championships Semi Finals - Finals 5th February 2012
14 / 15 / 16 Championships Finals 7th February 2012
11/12/13 Championships Weigh - in @ 6.30 6th March 2012
11/12/13 Championships 1/4 Finals 14th March 2012
11/12/13 Championships semi finals 18th March 2012
11/12/13 Championships Finals 19th March 2012

The semi finals for the 11/12/13 championships were fixed for 17th March Paddy's day, these will probably be fixed for the bank holiday monday 19th March.  The website will be updated with correct dates and times and the venue will be decided shortly.
Entry fee: €10 per boxer. All boxers must box in the Galway championships or they will not be allowed to enter the Connacht championships.

The 9th round of the Galway league took place on Sunday 11th December in Westside starting, see program The finals will take place in January. The programs will be published here shortly.

The eighth round of the Galway league featured seventeen bouts which took place on Sunday 4th December in the Westside. See Program The league has featured 120 contests so far with one more round to go before the finals. The finals are scheduled to take place on 8th & 15th of January in Westside and will be decision contests.

The schoolboys international between Ireland will take place on November 27th at the Ravenscaig Regional Sports Centre, Motherwell. Three Galway boxers will feature on the bill. In the 40Kg division, Francis Cleary faces Regan Dunne, at 50Kg Colm Molloy's opponent is Stephen Boyle while Kieran Molloy boxes William Hutchinson. This is a great honour for the Molloy family and the Oughterard club, having brothers on the same bill representing Ireland. The Olympic club can celebrate on the double also as Francis Cleary will be accompanied by the clubs top official John Mongan who is acting as R/J.

Sunday 27th of November will see another round of the league in Westside starting at 10.00. Some changes have been made to origonal program. See program
It is quite difficult to put together programs for the next two weekends as a lot of clubs are taking part in the Mayo open championships. The finals have been put back until January due to the large number of entries, the proposed dates for the finals are 8th, 14th and 15th of January.
A round of the league took place in Loughrea on Thursday 24th November, 17 bouts took place with some good matches. See program

The Galway league took place in Westside on Sunday November 13th. Fifteen bouts took place with some good matches. So far seventy three contests have taken place with a few more rounds of non-decision rounds to go before the finals. see bouts on 13/11/11

The Galway R/J are running a course for new judges on Wednesday 16th and 23rd of November in Loughrea starting at 7.30 sharp. Twenty people attended the first seminar from most clubs in the county. There will also be a practical session during one of the rounds of the league where new judges will get a trial run on computer and clickers. Stephen Connolly the national registrar will conduct the exam in January to examine new judges and referees. There is no charge for the judges course or exam.

A round of the Galway league for Youth / Intermediate boxers took place on Sunday 6th November in the Westside with eight bouts taking place. A total of 16 boxers pulled out in last few days or didn't bother to show up on the day. We will not be holding any other sessions for adult boxers. We might run a few of the bouts that took place today in the league final. We had an invitation to bring an adult team to Limerick on Sunday 13th to box in the St Francis club at 3.00. This has been cancelled due to lack of commitment from boxers both in Galway and Limerick. It may be put on the agenda again if there is a better response. Program for 6th November


Four boxers from Galway clubs took part in the All-Ireland U21 championships with two boxers from clubs in the same parish contesting the 85Kg division. Ciaran O Griofa from the Conamara had 13-10 win over Gary Sweeney from the Mike Flaherty club. Sweeney would have been favorite after his outstanding silver medal at the recent European Youth championships in Dublin but was edged out in a close battle. Oisin Fahy from Tobar Peadar got knocked out at the semi final stage by eventual winner Martin Wall Crumlin while Patrick Ward St Pats lost out to Sean McGlinchy from St Marys.

Two rounds of the league took place in Furbo and Loughrea on Thursday 27th October. In Loughrea 16 out of the 19 bouts on the program took place with the three missing boxers coming from the same club. In Furbo 13 bouts took place with four boxers from one club not showing. These boxers are out of league unless a genuine excuse is given.

Bouts in Furbo

Bouts in Loughrea

The Galway league had a good start on Sunday October 23rd in the Westside Gym, 21 bouts took place with all the matches going the full distance. See Program of bouts

Seminar for new referees will be held on Sunday 9th October in Loughrea Gym 10.30 - 1.00, all qualified judges interested in becoming a referee must attend this seminar. The seminar will include a slide display, update on rules, demonstrations on movement, positioning, hand signals, how to deal with unusual situations. All qualified referees should attend also to get update on rule changes and to assist at seminar. It is planned to give new refs practice and advise during the upcoming Galway league. There will be a judges course later when the new scoring system arrives in Connacht and we can get it to demonstrate how it works. There will be an exam for new referees and judges after judges course is finished which will be conducted by Stephen Connolly I.A.B.A. Register. Anybody who intends to attend referees seminar should text Ferdy Whelan as we need to know numbers.

 All clubs must ensure that all adult club members must be vetted by the Garda. The clubs are being contacted this week with the names that are already vetted. Anybody wishing ro be vetted must fill up the Garda vetting form and send it, as well as €10 and 2 passport photos, to Larry Morrisson at the National Stadium, South Circular Rd, Dublin 8. Anybody that has been vetted already and is on the published list from the IABA, must also send €10 and two passport photos to Larry Morrisson. Everybody will receive a vetting card that must be brought to all championships. You will be asked for it at the Connacht championships.