Beijing Olympic bronze medallist Paddy Barnes is through to his second Olympic Games and vowed to come back with a medal of “a better colour”, after defeating Stefan Caslarov (Romania) 17-9 in yesterday’s quarter-finals on a memorable day at the qualifiers in Trabzon where welterweight Adam Nolan and heavyweight Tommy McCarthy also kept their hopes alive with big wins.
Thu, 19 Apr, 2012
Joe Ward retained his title and may have ended the career of one of Irish boxing’s legends when he out-pointed Kenny Egan by a massive score of 29-10 to retain his light heavyweight title at the Elite Senior Championships fought before a full house at the National Stadium last night.
Sat, 04 Feb, 2012
THIS may have been a box-off to select the team for the world championships and the first opportunity to qualify for next year’s Olympic Games but none of the recent medallists were in sight when the tournament got under way last night at the National Stadium.
Thu, 11 Aug, 2011
LEADING greyhound trainer Paul Hennessy made a dream start to his career as a racehorse handler when Cheers Buddy, his first runner, got up close home under a power-packed ride by Joseph O’Brien to land the i105-107FM Handicap at Dundalk last night.
Sat, 30 Apr, 2011
Sat, 26 Feb, 2011
CON SHEEHAN (Clonmel BC),the defending champion, andthe new pretender to the throne, Tommy McCarthy (Oliver Plunkett, Belfast), served up the best performance of an action packed weekend when they met in the quarter finals of the heavyweight division at the Elite national boxing championships at the National Stadium on Saturday night.
Mon, 14 Feb, 2011
IRELAND’S boxing team at the European senior championships in Moscow have already secured three bronze medals – at least – after the first quarter-final session in which Olympic silver medallist, Kenneth Egan, middleweight Darren O’Neill and Donegal debutant, Tyrone McCullough, all recorded big wins.
Wed, 09 Jun, 2010
JOHN JOE JOYCE (St Michael’s, Athy) was celebrating his move up to welterweight with another national title at the National Stadium last night but the defending champion, Willie McLaughlin (Illies GG, Donegal), was scratching his head on the wrong side of a 12-9 verdict.
Sat, 06 Mar, 2010
DAVID OLIVER JOYCE set up what promises to be an enthralling quarter-final with the Olympic champion, Vasyl Lomachenko (Ukraine), with a resounding 12-3 victory over Englishman Joe Murray at the European Senior Boxing Championships in Liverpool yesterday.
Mon, 10 Nov, 2008