Perfect Start – Four from Four at Commonwealth Youth Games

By Bernard O’Neill – IABA Press Officer

The Northern Ireland team made a perfect start to the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa today with four wins from four in the Round of 16.

Stephen McKenna, James McGivern, Tieran Bradley and Aidan Walsh all won to progress to the quarter finals and will now fight to guarantee bronze medals

The quartet will be back in action again tomorrow along with Brett McGinty.

Commonwealth Youth Games
September 7th
49kg Stephen McKenna beat Steven Pius (Tanzania) 2-1
56kg James McGivern beat Beupu Noki (Papua New Guinea) TKO3
60kg Tiernan Bradley beat Eric Ngema (South Africa) 3-0
64kg Aidan Walsh beat Edrian Volcker (Seychelles) 3-0

September 8th
Samoa is 12 hours ahead of Irish Time
2pm session
49kg Stephen McKenna v Kieran McDonald (England)
56kg James McGivern v Kutiwano Ogaketse (Botswana)
64kg Aidan Walsh v Tevili Steven (Kiribati)

6pm session
60kg Tiernan Bradley v Aliu Ibrahim Abayo (Nigeria)
69kg Brett McGinty v Ryan Scaife (New Zealand)

Squad
49kg Stephen McKenna (Old School)
56kg James McGivern (St Georges)
60kg Tiernan Bradley (Scared Heart Omagh)
64kg Aidan Walsh (Holy Family)
69kg Brett McGinty (Oakleaf)

Coaches
John Conlan (High Performance)
Damien Kennedy (Toome)

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: [email protected]