Junior International
Ireland versus England
National Stadium, Dublin
1 August 2008

Date Weight Red Corner Club/Country Result Blue Corner Club/Country Margin
         48kg Declan Gerraghty Ireland lost to Tom Stubbs England 8-9
         48kg Gary Molloy Ireland beat Chris Blinkhorn England 8-3
         51kg Anthony O'Brien Ireland lost to Haroon Khan England 6-18
         51kg Michael Stephens Ireland beat James Dickens England 6-4
         54kg Bernie McDonough Ireland lost to John Quigley England RET4
         57kg Tyrone McKenna Ireland beat Ian Weaver England 21-14
         60kg Ray Moylett Ireland lost to Antonio Counahan England 7-8
         60kg Paddy Harkin Ireland lost to Daniel Philips England 4-15
         64kg Jamie Kavanagh Ireland lost to Joe Hughes England

11-11 C/B


         75kg Matthew O'Sullivan Ireland lost to Kirk Garvey England 5-12
         75kg Bernard Roe Ireland beat Ryan Aston England 12-9


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August 1st.
                                                     IRISH AMATEUR BOXING ASSOCIATION
                                                                 "Ireland v England Junior International"
Ireland lost 7-4 to England in a thrilling junior international at the National Stadium in Dublin tonight.
Tom Stubbs got the visitors off to a positive start, but Gary Molloy restored parity for the hosts with a deserved win over Chris Blinkhorn.
Haroon Khan, a brother of 2004 Olympic silver medallist Amir, Michael Stephens, John Quigley and Tyrone McKenna then traded victories to leave the match tied at 3-3.
But England forged 6-3 in front after Antonio Counahan, Daniel Philips and Joe Hughes had their hands raised in triumph -Hughes edging out Jamie Kavanagh by the narrowest of margins, a 23-22 count-back win after both boxers were tied at 11-11.
Kirk Garvey extended the visitors advantage versus Matthew O'Sullivan before Bernard Roe claimed the final bout of the evening for Ireland after earning  a 12-9 verdict over Ryan Aston.

Irish Squad by Club

Declan Gerraghty (Docklands Dublin )

Gary Molloy (Moate)

Anthony O'Brien (Baldoyle)

Michael Stephens (Crumlin)

Bernie McDonagh (St Paul's)

Tyrone McKenna (Oliver Plunkett)

Ray Moylett (St Anne's)

Paddy Harkin (St Brigids)

Jamie Kavanagh (Crumlin)

Matthew O'Sullivan (Frenchpark)

Bernard Roe (Docklands Dublin )


July 31st.
                                                   IRISH AMATEUR BOXING ASSOCIATION
                                                                "Ireland v England Junior International"
Irish flyweight Anthony O'Brien will meet Amir Khans brother Haroon as part of an eleven strong Irish squad versus England at the National Stadium in Dublin tomorrow night.
O'Brien, from the Baldoyle club in Dublin, meets Khan in one of eleven bouts at the South Circular Road venue just a few weeks after he was beaten 12-8 by Khan in Liverpool.
Irish champions, Tyrone McKenna, Jamie Kavanagh and Ray Moylett will also be in the ring against English opponents at the home of Irish boxing.
"England have named a strong squad for Dublin and we will have our work cut out. But the lads will be really up for this one and it promises to be a very exciting evenings boxing," said Irish coach Jim Moore.
In Olympic news, the Irish squad have a day off at their training camp in Vladivostok, Russia today. The squad return to training tomorrow with the Russian Olympic team.
The Irish squad leave for the Olympic village in Beijing on August 4th.



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