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News 2012 / 2013


Croí Trodach - A Fighting Heart,

The epic story of Johnny Kilbane the longest reigning World Featherweight Champion of all time, will have its European premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh, with two screenings,  on 13th and 14th of July see full details

Jonathon Ward Only Winner

       Jonathon Ward of the St Ailbhes club was the only Galway winner at the B4/Y1/Y2 National Championships in Dublin. Five Galway boxers made the finals with only Jonathon having his hand raised in victory to claim the Youth 1 80Kg title.

Semi Final: Jonathan Ward (St Ailbhes) beat John Connors (Angel) 14-8
Final: Jonathan Ward (St Ailbhes) beat Patrick Joyce (Sparticus) 7-4

Galway 11 12 13 Photos

See photos of the finals

Cleary Wins in Germany

James Cleary of the Olympic boxing club added another win to his impressive international record. James travelled with the Irish junior and youth team to Germany. In the first match the Irish lost only one contest of the eleven bout program. Two days later James was a winner again when the the Irish team overcame Germany on a score of 8 - 3.

1/3/2013 Junior 57kg: Paul Wall (Germany) lost to James Cleary (Ireland) 13-14
3/3/2013 57kg: Silvio Schierle (Germany) lost to James Cleary (Ireland) 6-18

Loughrea Tournament

The Loughrea Boxing Club held their annual tournament on Thursday February 14th in the Temperance Hall, Loughrea. The thirteen bout program were matched evenly with all going the distance.

See photos of the night

League Finals

The first of the Galway League Finals took place on Monday 25th of February in Westside, a lot of contests were cancelled and only ten bouts took place.

See results

Galway Boy / Girl 11, 12, 13

The weigh-in for the Galway championships for boys and girls born in 2001, 2000 and 1999 took place on Monday 18th February in the Westside. There will be two quarter finals on Thursday 21st February in Westside at 7.30. The semi-finals and some finals will take place on Saturday 23rd of February in Westside, first bout at 10.00 with the rest of the finals taking place on Sunday the 24th February, first bout at 10.00. All clubs should note the running order of the bouts as it is different to the program handed out after the draw. The walkover list will be published in the next few days.

See program for Thursday 21st February

See program for Saturday 23rd February

See program for Sunday 24th February


Galway Boy / Girl 14, 15, 16 & Youth

The Galway championships started with one quarter final taking place Wednesday30th January and all the semi finals and five finals taking place on Saturday 2nd February in the Westside Gym. The remainder of the finals took place on Sunday 10th February at 10.30 in the Westside Gym

See results for Saturday 2nd February

See results for Sunday 10th February

See Walkovers

Officials at Championships

Cleary Wins in Scotland

James Cleary Olympic got Ireland off to the perfect start at the Ireland v Scotland Senior, Youth and Junior international in Motherwell. Cleary beat Lewis Hay Scotland in the Junior 58Kg division on a score 7 - 2. Unfortunately the Irish team were not able to follow James great start and went down 7 - 4.

Photo left: James Cleary Olympic is second from left in the Irish team photo.

Galway Boy / Girl 14, 15, 16 & Youth

    The weigh-in for the Galway championships for boxers born in 1998, 1997, 1996 and 1995 takes place in the Westside Gym on Monday next January 28th starting at 6.30. All boxers must have their record book and €5 entry fee at the scales. Draw and program for the following weekend, will be done after the weigh-in and put on the web site the following day.

Kieran Molloy

Owen McCarthy

Kieran Molloy Oughterard had reason to celebrate on the double as he was named the boxing Galway Sportstar of the Year for 2012 last week and he also won gold at the Viking Box Cup in Aalborg Denmark. Oughterard had four boxers competing and came home with two gold medals. Owen McCarthy from the Olympic boxing club was named boxer of the tournament at the Viking Box Cup in Aalborg Denmark. He was part of a very successful team that secured six gold, four silver and one bronze medal as well as best club at the tournament.
Matthew Tierney Oughterard after winning his gold medal at the Viking Box Cup in Aalborg Denmark.

Above: the very successful Olympic boxing club team at Dublin Airport after returning from the the Viking Box Cup in Aalborg Denmark. The club secured six gold, four silver and one bronze medal as well as best club at the tournament.







Left: John Mongan Olympic B.C. who officiated at the Viking Box Cup in Aalborg Denmark.

Olympic B.C.in Denmark

Olympic B.C. are taking part in the Viking Box Cup in Aalborg Denmark on 3rd-7th of january 2013.

back row l-r michael delaney y1 66kg, dylan ward y2 66kg (team cpt), james cleary y1 57kg, pat ward y2 75kg, frankie cleary y1 44kg, owen mc carthy b4 46kg, frankie donavan y1 63kg, tony mc donagh b3 57kg, michael mongan olympic b.c coach. front row l-r johnny myers b2 42kg, edward barrett b3 31kg, mikey boy delaney b2 44kg, martin delaney b4 36kg.

Heaslip Cup

The Heaslip Cup, which was fixed for the Westside Gymthis Friday, has been cancelled due to a number of circumstances, hopefully a suitable date can be arranged in the new year

Co. Secretary's Big Day

Galway Co. Board Secretary James Fahy married Fiona Folan from Carna on the 12/12/2012 and celebated the wedding at the Lady Gregory Hotel, Gort with many of his boxing friends past and present, best wishes to the happy couple.



Galway League Day 7

The next round of the Galway League takes place in the Ballinasloe Gym on next Wednesday 12th December. Boxers who have not boxed before must weigh in and bring record book / medical and €5 entry fee. All boxers officials be there at 7.00

Program for Day 7

The Elite Schoolboys Awards Night

The Elite Schoolboys Awards Night has been postponed until February 1st.

Ireland v England International 

The first schoolboys/ Youths International to be ever held in Galway took place in Oughterard Community Centre on Saturday 8th Dec. A crowd of over 500 spectators enjoyed some wonderful boxing with the Irish Team captained by Colm Molloy winning 7 bouts to 5. Galway were represented by 5 boxers on the team Cillian Tierney, Matthew Tierney, Kieran Molloy, Colm Molloy and Marcus Oitiede. The contest of the night was at boy 4 57kg between European Schoolboys Bronze medallists Kieran Molloy and Freddy Young with Molloy coming out on top 14 points to 6.  

Galway v Irish Schoolboys/ Youths

The Galway County Team had their first contest of the season when they travelled to The National Stadium on 1st Dec to take on the Irish Schoolboys/ Youths team.

Their were 20 bouts on the day with the Galway team giving a great account of themselves, with wins for Paddy Donohue, Martin Delaney, Jonathan Ward, James Cleary, Francis Cleary and Kieran Molloy. The return leg will take place in the New Year.

Galway League Day 6

The next round of the Galway League takes place in the Loughrea Gym on next Thursday 6th December. Boxers who have not boxed before must weigh in and bring record book / medical and €5 entry fee. All boxers officials be there at 7.00

Program for Day 6

Galway League Day 5

The next round of the Galway League takes place in the Westside Gym on next Thursday 29th November. Boxers who have not boxed before must weigh in and bring record book / medical and €5 entry fee. All boxers officials be there at 6.45

Program for Day 5

Galway Selection v Irish Selection

Galway select v Irish select takes place in the National Stadium, Dublin on Saturday 1st Dec at 12noon.
See details and team selection

Galway League Day 4

The next round of the Galway League takes place in the St Ailbhes Club Tuam on next Thursday 22nd November. Boxers who have not boxed before must weigh in and bring record book / medical and €5 entry fee. All boxers officials be there at 6.45

Program for Day 4

Folan Makes History

Niamh Folan from the Conamara boxing club made history by becoming the first female boxer from Galway to win a medal at a major championship. Niamh was selected to represent Ireland in the 75Kg division for the 2012 European Women’s Youth & Junior Championships in Wladyslawowo, Poland. In the quarter final Niamh had an impressive 12-4 win over her Turkish opponent to put her into the semi-final against the Russian favorite for the title. After a brave challenge in the semi against the more experienced Russian, Niamh had to settle for the bronze medal. Niamh was accompanied to Poland by her coach Colman Flaherty who was delighted with his boxer’s performances. This is a great boost for women’s boxing in the west of Ireland.

Galway League 2012

    The Galway League started on Tuesday November 6th with the second round on Thursday the 8th in Oughterard boxing club. The next round is on Saturday 17th in the Westside starting at 10.00. Program will be published shortly.

Monivea Program

Oughterard Program

Molloy Wins European Bronze

KieranMolloy of the Oughterard boxing club returned from Russia with a bronze medal from the 10th European Schoolboy Championships. Kieran won two bouts to claim his medal, losing out to a German opponent in the semi-final. Kieran was accompanied by his father Stephen the current president of the Galway board. This was a great honour for Stephen to be selected as coach to the most successful Irish team ever. Twenty two countries competed at this championship with Ireland coming second on the medals table with ten behind the hosts Russia. Semi-Final: 56kg: Kieran Molloy (Ireland) lost to Artur Mamberger (Germany) 9-13 QFinal: 56kg: Kieran Molloy Ireland) beat Evgenij Zagranichnyj Ukraine 15-9 Prelim: 56kg: Kieran Molloy (Ireland) beat Luka Oshvakashvili (Israel) RSC2

County League

  1. All boxer details shall be sent Stephen Molloy, Raha, Oughterard or by email to molloyconst@gmail.com before Friday 21st September. All weights / ages should be correct as boxers will be weighed and cards checked before they enter the ring for the first time. Boxers may compete in the first rounds of league with completed medicals but must have record books for decision contests in league finals.
  2. This year there will be a €5 entry fee per boxer to help cover the cost of the trophies and medical cover.
  3. Any coach is free to contact Stephen or Ferdy to suggest a good match. All suggestions are welcome.
  4. Non-decision contests will be held over 4 - 6 tournaments depending on numbers.
  5. All boxers should wear club colours.
  6. Matches will be made on age, weight and experience. Boxers may also be matched one year up or down or within a few kilos. The aim is that everybody will box 2 or 3 non decision contests. This was not possible last year at some very light weights. The aim is to get three rounds boxing in the non-decision contests, a stronger boxer will have to ease up if asked.
  7. All the non – decision contests will be judged on clicker by one judge to help evaluate the standard of each boxer. The decision will not be made known but will be used to help get good matches for the league finals.
  8. The finals will be held over two days and will be decision contests. Both finalists will receive a trophy. A few boxers may have to box on the two days of the finals if there are not suitable matches.
  9. The support of all the clubs taking part is vital for this to work. Last year a few clubs did not turn up for contests or did not let us know that some of their boxers were not available. If it happens this year the offending club will be barred from the league immediately. It is very unfair for boxers to travel long distances and not have a contest.
  10. Like last year, all contests will be posted on the Galway Co. Board web site www.galwayboxing.com by the Wednesday of each week and each club will receive texts and emails also. There is no excuse for not knowing who is boxing each week.

Co. Board Meeting

The first Co Board meeting of the new season took place on Tuesday 4th September in Westside gym with eleven clubs being represented. A discussion took place on activities for the coming season and it was decided to go ahead with the Co. league and organise some inter counties when all the lists have been submitted from the clubs.

National Schoolboys Competition

A national schoolboys competition at European weights will take place in the National Stadium on 17,18,19 and 24th August and are open to any boys born in 98/99. This competition will help with the selection of the team to be sent to the European Schoolboys Championships to be held in Russia in October
.Other dates
A girls competition for girls born in 96/97 for European Youths in National Stadium 31st August and 1,2, and 8th September
Connacht male/female u22 inter/senior and novice championships in Peter Callaghan Centre Westport Saturday 29th September. Weigh in 9 30am sharp.
National u22 Championships. National Stadium 19,20,21,26 and 27th October.

Congratulations to Olympic b.c. boxer Owen McCarthy who has been selected to represent Ireland in a Schoolboy International v Scotland in Kilkenny on Saturday 11th August. well deserved.



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