Garda boxers tune up against New York’s fighting force

Brendan Mooney

The show, co-hosted by Rylane Boxing Club, features the impressive Marvin Lee, who will meet Hugh Joyce from the St. Michael's club in Athy.

Joyce last weekend lost to Olympic boxer, Andy Lee in the semi-finals of the National Senior Championships but is relishing tonight's bout against the Oughterard native, a gold medal winner at the multi-nations tournament in Germany and a silver medallist at the World Police and Fire championships in Barcelona in 2003.

David Conlon will meet Julio Orozio from the NYPD while Brian Teahan, a Cork-born Garda based in Ballyfermot, meets Greg Trager on a bill that has a strong Cork flavour.

David Barrett (Rylane), a brother of former champions Seanie and Declan, meets Lumpia Rashim at light welterweight, his clubmate Tom Murray drops to light heavyweight to meet Willie Masonette while Mike Fouhey, from St. Colman's, will face Dublin heavyweight, Tom Clare (Crumlin) who was defeated in the semi-finals of the senior championships last weekend.

Two other gardaí will be in action, Donal Barrett against Jonathan Froncosco and Seamus O'Callaghan, who boxes against Freddie Ortiz, both at middleweight.

Meanwhile, the defeat of welterweight champion Henry Coyle, along with the departure of a number of last year's title holders to the professional ranks, means that seven new champions will be crowned at the finals of the National Senior Boxing Championships in Dublin tomorrow night.

Dublin's Karl Brabazon and Oisin Kelly of Portlaoise will battle for the welterweight crown while Eric Donovan (Athy) and Eamon Touhey contest the featherweight decider.

Olympian Andy Lee bids to retain his middleweight title in a repeat of the 2004 decider with St Canice's Eamon O'Kane.

National Senior Championships

48kg Light Flyweight: Red Corner J. Moore (St. Francis, Limerick), Blue Corner C. Ahern (Baldoyle); 51kg Flyweight: Red D. Thorpe (St. Aidans, Ferns), Blue C. Frampton (Midland, White City); 54kg Bantamweight: Red D. O. Joyce (St. Michael's, Athy), Blue S. McKim (Abbey, Antrim); 57kg Featherweight: Red E. Donovan (St. Michael's, Athy), Blue E. Touhey (Moate); 60kg Lightweight: Red D. Murphy (St. Saviours), Blue S. Ormond (St. Matthews); 64kg Light Welterweight: Red K. Boyle (St. Saviours OBA), Blue D. Joyce (St. Michael's, Athy); 69kg Welterweight: Red K. Brabazon (St. Saviours OBA), Blue O. Kelly (Portlaoise); 75kg Middleweight: Red A. Lee (St. Francis, Limerick), Blue E. O'Kane (St. Canice's); 81kg Light Heavyweight: Red K. Egan (Neilstown), Blue D. O'Neill (Paul Town); 91kg Heavyweight: Red A. Reynolds (Ballina), Blue I. Tims (St. Matthews); 91+kg Super Heavyweight: Red S. Belshaw (City of Lisburn), Blue C. McMonagle (Holy Trinity).

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