Irish Colleges & Universities Team for 2017 Haringey Box Cup

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The Irish Athletic Third-level Boxing association have selected a team of 12 boxers to represent the Irish College & Universities team at the 2017 Haringey Box Cup in the Great Hall of Alexandra Palace from 16 -18 June. The Haringey Cup is celebrating it’s tenth year in existence, having been established as one of Europe’s largest and most prestigious tournaments for club boxers.

The Irish Colleges & Universities team will comprise 7 male and 5 female student boxers, at both Elite and Developmental level, whom have performed with distinction at domestic and international level over the past season.

Boxers

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CONOR JENNINGS

CATEGORY: YOUTH B 64KG

CLUB: ST. MONICA’S, DOWN

COLLEGE: SOUTHERN REGIONAL COLLEGE

ACHIEVEMENTS: IRISH NOVICE CHAMPION 64KG 2017, IATBA YOUTH 64KG RUNNER-UP 2017

 

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RIVERS MCCORMACK

CATEGORY: FEMALE A 60KG

CLUB: ST. SAVIOURS OBA, DUBLIN

COLLEGE: DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY

ACHIEVEMENTS: IATBA SENIOR 60KG CHAMPION 2017

 

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SHANE FLAVIN

CATEGORY: SENIOR A 56KG

CLUB: PAULSTOWN, KILKENNY

COLLEGE: WATERFORD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

ACHIEVEMENTS: IATBA SENIOR 56KG CHAMPION 2017

 

Clodagh McComiskey

CLODAGH MCCOMISKEY

CATEGORY: FEMALE A 54KG

CLUB: GILFORD, ARMAGH

COLLEGE: SOUTHERN REGIONAL COLLEGE

ACHIEVEMENTS: IATBA SENIOR 54KG CHAMPION 2017

 

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SHANE O’BRIEN

CATEGORY: SENIOR B 75KG

CLUB: ST. FRANCIS, LIMERICK

COLLEGE: UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK

ACHIEVEMENTS: IATBA SENIOR NOVICE 75KG CHAMPION 2017, IRISH NOVICE RUNNER-UP 75KG 2017

 

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IAN KELLEHER

CATEGORY:SENIOR B 60KG

CLUB: TOGHER, CORK

COLLEGE: CORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

ACHIEVEMENTS: IATBA SENIOR NOVICE 60KG CHAMPION 2017, IRISH NOVICE RUNNER-UP 60KG 2017

 

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KELLIE MCLOUGHLIN

CATEGORY: FEMALE B 54KG

CLUB: DRIMNAGH, DUBLIN

COLLEGE: INCHICORE COLLEGE OF FURTHER EDUCATION

ACHIEVEMENTS: IATBA SENIOR 57KG CHAMPION 2017

 

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CHRISTINA DESMOND

CATEGORY: FEMALE A 75KG

CLUB: FR. HORGAN’S, CORK

COLLEGE: LIMERICK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (TIPPERARY)

ACHIEVEMENTS: WORLD UNIVERSITY BRONZE 2016, IRISH ELITE 75KG CHAMPION 2017

 

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RYAN DERVAN

CATEGORY: SENIOR A 75KG

CLUB: LOUGHREA, GALWAY

COLLEGE: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY

ACHIEVEMENTS: IATBA SENIOR 81KG RUNNER-UP 2017

 

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GRÁINNE WALSH

CATEGORY: FEMALE A 69KG

CLUB: SPARTICUS, OFFALY

COLLEGE: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY

ACHIEVEMENTS: IRISH ELITE CHAMPION 2017, IATBA SENIOR 69KG CHAMPION 2017

 

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JOHN MARSHALL

CATEGORY: SENIOR B 75KG

CLUB: DCU, DUBLIN

COLLEGE: DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY

ACHIEVEMENTS: IATBA INTERMEDIATE 75KG CHAMPION 2017

 

SHANE CARTER

SHANE CARTER

CATEGORY: SENIOR B 69KG

CLUB: DCU, DUBLIN

COLLEGE: DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY

ACHIEVEMENTS: IATBA SENIOR NOVICE CHAMPION 67 KG 2017

 

Coaches: Paddy Gallagher (IATBA), Daniel Sweeney (IATBA), Derek Ahern (DCU), Terry Keegan (DCU)

Team Manager: Paul Geoghegan (IATBA)

 

Irish Third-level Team Compete in London

The Irish Amateur Third-level Boxing Association selected a team of four boxers to compete at the Dagenham ABC home show at Dagenham & Redbridge Football Club on Friday February 21st 2014. The trip came about due to an invite to compete in the East London club’s event from “Daggers” Head Coach Danny O’Sullivan. Danny is the MC for the famous Haringey International Box Cup, where an IATBA Select team competed with distinction in 2013. He was also MC for the London 2012 Olympics Boxing event.

Competing for the Irish Third-level team were UL students Fionnbarr Thompson (Moy Valley), the current IATBA Novice 64 Kg champion, and heavyweight Cathal O’Donovan (University of Limerick) in just his second contest. DCU were represented by Sean Cuddy (Arbour Hill) at 67 Kg. Cavan Institute’s Leroy Dick (Navan), 64 Kg Irish Intermediates contender, was the fourth boxer on the team. Continue reading