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There are less than three weeks to go until the 2015 An Post Rás kicks off with a plethora of international teams competing, and the added excitement of two Mayo stages.
The Galway sporting world will be getting behind Olympic Boxing Club’s Frankie Cleary who is guaranteed a bronze medal at least at the European Junior Championships in Russia.
Two Galwegians, Tom O’Malley and Donncha O’Connell, both academics at NUI Galway, have been appointed to the Law Reform Commission.
Kilkenny boxing stalwart Darren O’Neill stormed up the AIBA rankings to third in the world this week as he prepares for the final stretch towards a tilt at Olympic glory.
Kilkenny boxer Darren O’Neill has qualified for next year’s Olympic Games in London following another comprehensive victory at the World Championships in Azerbaijan.
As the Advertiser was going to press last night, Moate boxer Joe Ward was at the ringside for bout number 115 in the 81kg division as he watched the outcome unfold between Abdurakhmonov Dilovasnoi of Tajikistan and Dmitrov Stoimen of Bulgaria to determine who with be the Westmeath man’s opponent in the last thirty two at the AIBA World Boxing Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Islandeady’s Ray Moylette will get his World Championships underway in Baku, Azerbaijan, today when he takes on Latvian Aturs Ahmetovs in the last 64 of the competition. Three wins for the St Anne’s club man who claimed the European Light Welterweight title during the summer will book his place in next year’s Olympics in London. Having won the European title Moylette has been ranked fourth by the AIBA in the World Championship, but his place in this week’s competition was only secured a few weeks ago when be defeated Irish champion Ross Hickey in a box off in the National Stadium.
Kilkenny is set to further enhance its status as an age-friendly city this month as Ireland prepares to host the first international conference on positive ageing.
Ray Moylette will face off against Ross Hickey in the National Stadium in Dublin this day week, September 2 for a place in the Irish squad for World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan. Moylette, who claimed the European Championship at the light welterweight (65kg) grade, will be looking to defeat Hickey who is currently the Irish senior champion at the same weight. The national organising body decided to have a box-off between the two boxers for a seat on the plane to Azerbaijan because Moylette was injured prior to Irish qualifiers for the tournament, while Hickey was unable to travel to the European Championships, which was won by Moylette.
Mayo could be welcoming home a gold medal from the European Senior Boxing Championships this weekend. Islandeady man Ray Moylette who boxes for the St Anne’s Club in Westport beat Hajiliyev Hebatulla from Azerbaijan in the semi-final of the 64kg competition on Thursday afternoon in Ankara.