Hughie Myres emerged victorious from today’s all-Ryston BC flyweight semi-final at the Dublin’s National Stadium.
An eagerly contested 51Kg showdown saw Myres secure a 12-9 decision over Stephen Treacy, while Michelle Chambers saw off the challenge of Deria Lynch on an identical points decision in the only female semi-final of the day.
Portlaoise BC prospect Michael Nevin will meet Gary McKenna in next Friday’s bantamweight final after edging out Carl McDonald by a single from a three-rounder which was in the balance right up to the final bell.
In the featherweight class, Chris Nevin denied the Ryston club a second finalist with a hard-fought 7-5 win over Paddy Joyce, while Belfast lightweight Barry O’Hara held a five point advantage five at the
conclusion of his contest with Daryl Fitzgerald.
The Riverstown BC in Cork, meantime, will have two boxers in next Friday’s finals after David Roche followed his team-mate, Mark Fitzpatrick, into next weekend’s deciders with a third round stoppage of Jamie
“We’re absolutely delighted with the results this weekend and everyone with the club is looking forward to next Friday’s finals,” said John Wiseman of the Riverstown BC.
But there was disappointment for Cork’s Noel Murphy – who would have met Fitzpatrick in an all-Cork final if he had beaten Belfast’s Paul Upton today. However, Upton registered a 14-10 verdict to book his ticket into the 67Kg decider.
There was mixed fortunes for the Immaculata BC in Belfast in the 75Kg and 81Kg three-rounders, with JP Delaney, who recorded one of the biggest wins of the afternoon at the expensive of Michael Frayne, advancing, but Alfredo Meli bowing out to Dubliner Bernard Roe.
Emmett Brennan and Eamon Walsh beat opponents from the Ballincarrow BC in the 71Kg and 81Kg eliminators, Brennan posting a 20-12 win over Liam Green, and Walsh, who will meet Delaney in the light-heavyweight final, beating Thomas Roohan 11-6.
The O’Griofa’s, Ciaran and Anton, both of the Conamara BC, bowed out today. Ciaran dropped a 18-7 decision to the impressive Gary Sweeney, a silver medalist at the 2011 European Youth Championships in Dublin, and Chris Devanney recorded an inside the distance win over Anton.
Danny Tourish progressed from today’s 91Kg semi-final, the Donegal heavyweight chalking up a 13-10 decision over Patrick Ward.
The 2011 National Intermediate Finals will be held next Friday at the National Stadium.
National Intermediate Championships National Stadium Dublin
Saturday December 3rd (2pm)
51Kg: Hughie Myres (Ryston) beat Stephen Treacy (Ryston) 12-9
54Kg: Michelle Chambers (Castlebar) beat Deria Lach (Cavan) 12-9
54Kg: Michael Nevin (Portlaoise) beat Carl McDonald (Golden Cobra) 13-12
57Kg: Chris Nevin (Holy Family) beat Paddy Joyce (Ryston) 7-5
60Kg: Barry O’Hara (Immaculata) beat Daryl Fitzgerald (St Pauls) 16-11
64Kg: David Roche (Riverstown) beat Jamie Quigley (St Pauls) RSC3
67Kg: Paul Upton (Holy Family) beat Noel Murphy (Macroom) 14-10
71Kg: Emmett Brennan (Corinthians) beat Liam Green (Ballincarrow) 20-12
75Kg: Bernard Roe (Dublin Docklands) beat Alfredo Meli (Immaculata) 14-10
81Kg: JP Delaney (Immaculata) beat Michael Frayne ( St Marys) 21-10
81Kg: Eamon Walsh (St Annes) beat Thomas Roohan (Ballincarrow) 11-6
85Kg: Gary Sweeney (Mike Flaherty) beat Ciaran O’Griofa (Conamara) 18-7
91Kg: Danny Tourish (Twin Towns) beat Patrick Ward (St Pats Tribes) 13-10
91+Kg: Chris Devanney (Dockers) beat Anton O’Griofa (Conamara) RSC3
Friday December 2nd (7pm)
51Kg: James Higgins (St Davids) beat Scott Hanway (St Saviours OBA) 12-10
54Kg: Gary McKenna (Smithboro) beat Paul McGrath (Ballincarrow) 18-9
57Kg: George Bates (St Marys) beat Ryan Peake (Ballyhaunis) 16-15
60Kg: Jason Conroy (Crumlin) Anthony Upton (Holy Family) 14-13
64Kg: Stephen Coughlan (Bray) beat Stephen Carroll (Drimnagh) 17-9
67Kg: Mark Fitzpatrick (Riverstown) beat Ryan Flanagan (Pegasus) 24-8
71Kg: Christy Joyce (St Michaels Athy) beat Kyle Roche (St Michaels) RSC2
75Kg: Chris Blaney (Navan) beat Eamon Tighe (Ballincarrow) 16-11
85Kg: Denis O’Donnell (Dungloe) beat Roman Seredjuks (Golden Cobra) 16-14
91Kg: Chris Sekora (St Francis) beat Andrew Hanley (Bray) 17-15
91Kg+: Michael McDonagh (Olympic) beat Colin McCabe (Ligoniel) 18-5