St Anne’s Ray Moylette will compete in the semi-finals of the National Elite Championships in the National Stadium in Dublin this evening. The former European and World junior champion saw off the challenge of Sean Montgomery (Canal BC ) last Sunday in the same venue. The Islandeady boxer will be up against Portlaoise’s Michael Nevin who won two bouts last weekend to get to this stage of the competition. If Moylette picks up the win he’ll face the inner of Dean Walsh (St Joseph’s/St Ibars ) and Rohan Date (St Paul’s ).
Moylette’s St Anne’s team-mate Danny Coughlan came up short against Keith Flavin (Paulstown BC ) in the 60kg grade in their last eight contest. The finals of the Elite Championships will be held over the weekend of Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8.
Mayo finals showcase some serious talent
The semi-finals and finals of the 2014 Mayo championship were staged in the Killala Community Centre last weekend. There were 19 semi-finals and 52 finals contested over two days in the north Mayo venue. The winners of the Boy 1, 2 and 3 now go on to the preliminary round or quarter-finals of the Connacht championships which will be held over two days in the Peter Callaghan Centre in Westport on Saturday, March 22 and Sunday, March 23. The semi-finals and finals will be held in the Oughterard Community Centre the following weekend.
Last weekend for the first time in the Mayo championship all boxers that had qualified for the finals were compelled to weigh in on the morning of their contest. This new regulation was introduced this year by the county board on a trial basis to prevent boxers that had qualified for the final add on extra weight from their weight division from the previous weekend thus giving them an advantage over their opponent.
Boy 1: 31kg Paddy Stokes (Gurteen ), 33kg Fionn Gill (Ardnaree ), 36kg Cian Timlin (Knockmore/Foxford ), 39kg Robert Barrett (Golden Gloves ), 46kg Anthony Gallagher (Knockmore/Foxford ) 60kg Stephen Lawrence (Ballina ), 63kg Scott Boshell (Ballinrobe ), 70kg Thomas Rose (St Anne’s ).
Boy 2: 33kg Shea Pye (Knockmore/Foxford ), 36kg Jordan Moran (Ballyhaunis ), 42kg James Mc Stravick (St Anne’s ), 44kg Declan McDonagh (Claremorris ), 46kg Calvin Flannery (Ballinrobe ), 52kg Padraig McDonagh (Geesala ), 52kg Padraig McDonagh (Geesala ), 54kg Jake O’Shaughnessy (Claremorris ), 57kg Eoin McManamon (St Anne’s ) 70kg Ruairi Brennan (St Anne’s ).
Boy 3: 39kg Oisin Lally (Geesala ), 46kg Ciaran Brogan (Knockmore/Foxford ) 50kg Oisin Moran (St Anne’s ), 54kg Aidan Gaughan (Knockmore/Foxford ). 70kg Owen McDonagh (St Anne’s ), 75kg James Corcoran (St Anne’s ).
Boy 4: 39kg Patrick Lawrence (Eagle ), 46kg John J Ward (Gurteen ), 48kg Martin McDonagh (Geesala ), 54kg Matthew McDonagh (Geesala ), 57kg Eric Nash (Ballina ), 66kg Kasper Buru (St Anne’s ), 75kg Jason Maughan (Charlestown ).
Youth 1: 48kg William McHale (Castlebar ), 57kg Martin Collins (St Anne’s ), 60kg Mathew Davis (Ardagh/Crossomlina ), 66kg Martin Ward (Charlestown ).
Youth 2: 57kg Matthew Shevlin (Golden Gloves ), 60kg Bernard Ward (Eagle ), 63kg John J Ward (Gurteen ), 66kg Christopher Jones (Ballinrobe ), 91kg Patrick Famulski (Castlebar ).
U18: 64kg John J Ward (Gurteen ), 69kg Dillon Ruane (Castlebar ), 75kg John Lawrence (Eagle ).
Intermediate: 81kg Martin Collins (Eagle )
Novice: 71kg James Ruddy (Ardnaree )
Girl 11: 33kg Molly Beirne (Charlestown )
Girl 12: 48kg Amy Prendergast (Knockmore/Foxford )
Girl 13: 42kg Megan Joyce (Ardagh/Crossmolina )
Girl 15: 70kg Amanda Walsh (Swinford )
Girl 16: 54g Renee Roche (Castlebar )
U22: 67kg Aoife Hennigan (Swinford )