IABA Press Officer Bernard O’Neill
Jamie Griffin and Michael Murphy had to be separated on a double countback at yesterday IATBA finals at Dublin’s National Stadium.
A see-saw light-middleweight clash went all the way back to the judges with Murphy having his hand raised in triumph.
Meanwhile, Martin Wall emerged with the welterweight title following a cracking final with Ryan Harkin in the 69Kg Senior class.
James McDowell, Mark Kearney, Eamon Walsh and Phelim Halligan also claimed victories at the home of Irish boxing.
UCC and Cork IT secured six titles, three each, from the Intermediate and Novice finals. Cork IT team-mates Conor Buckley and Liam O’Tuairsig contested the 85Kg final, Buckley earning an 11-5 decision.
IATBA Finals National Stadium Dublin February 12th
64Kg: James McDowell (UL) beat David Parnell (Blanchardstown IT) 13-4
69Kg: Martin Wall (DIT) beat Ryan Harkin (Galway) 21-18
75Kg: Mark Kearney (Carlow IT) W/O
81Kg; Eamon Walsh (GMIT) beat James Kelly (Carlow IT) 15-4
91Kg: Phelim Halligan (St Louis CC) W/O
64Kg: David Martin (NUI Galway) beat Nigel Kileen (GCC) 16-8
71Kg: Darragh Finn (LIT Tipperary) beat Ger Fahy (GMIT) 12-5
75Kg: Finbar Murphy (UCC) beat John King (UL) 13-2
91Kg: Eoghan McNutt (Blanchardstown IT) W/0
91Kg+: Mark Clarke (IT Tallagh) beat Eoin Murphy (Cork IT) 17-7
60Kg: Niall Barrett (DIT) beat Mark Tehan (DKIT) 12-1
64Kg: Edward Garrahy (UCC) beat Christopher Thomas (Tralee IT) 8-3
67Kg: Tommy Quinn (Carlow IT) beat Jake Hassett (Cork IT) 10-7
71Kg: Michael Murphy (NUI Galway) beat Jamie Griffin (NUI Maynooth) 10-10, c/b 7-7, 3-0
75Kg: Cian Dennehy (Cork IT) beat Richard Quinn (IT Tallagh) 6-3
81Kg: Ciaran Daly (Cork IT) beat David Brady (Tralee IT) 9-5
85Kg: Conor Buckley (Cork IT) beat Liam O’Tuairsig (Cork IT) 11-5
91Kg: Michael Oviawe (GMIT) W/O
91+Kg: Kane O’Shea (UCC) beat Nial Curran Tralee IT) 14-6