TG4 To Show Full Coverage of IABA Finals

TG4 is to broadcast the IABA Men’s and Women’s Irish National Senior Elite Boxing Finals in their entirety tonight, Friday 22nd November.

All 17 Fights will be broadcast Live on YouTube Spórt TG4, while live coverage will be shown on the main terrestrial TV station from 7:30pm to 11:00pm

The IABA is running the Elite Championships for a second time this year ahead of the European qualifiers for Tokyo 2020 at the Copper Box Arena in London next March.

There will be one final World qualifier for the 32nd Olympiad in Paris next May. The National Elite Championships are sponsored by Liffey Crane Hire.

“It is important to give the free-to-air television audience an opportunity to see some of the best boxers from all over Ireland,” said TG4 Head of Sport, Rónán Ó Coisdealbha.

“It is a privilege to be working closely with the IABA to provide live coverage of this event which has such national sporting importance.”

The live coverage from the National Stadium in Dublin will be presented by Micheál Ó Domhnaill with commentary and analysis by Kellie Harrington, Jason Quigley, Kenneth Egan, Darren O’Neill and Seán Bán Breathnach.

TG4’s live YouTube commentary will be provided by Cárthach Bán Breathnach.

Full schedule of bouts – IABA National Men’s and Women’s Elite Championship Finals
Live from the National Stadium in Dublin

6:00pm Ring Parade & Anthem on YouTube
6:25pm Mens 49kg Final Ricky Nesbitt (Holy Family Drogheda) v Sean Mari (Monkstown D)
6:40pm Womens 64kg Final Evelyn Igharo (Clann Naofa) v Ciara Ginty (Geesala)
6:55pm Womens 81kg Final Nell Fox (Rathkeale) v Leona Houlihan (Crumlin)
7:10pm Mens 60kg Final Barry McReynolds (Holy Trinity) v Brandon McCarthy (St Michaels Athy)
7:30pm Live coverage begins on TG4
7:35pm Womens 48kg Final Shannon Sweeney (St Annes) v Daina Moorehouse (Enniskerry)
7:54pm Mens 75kg Final Jason Harty (Rathkeale) v John Joe Nevin (Crumlin)
8:13pm Mens 81kg Final Thomas O’Toole (Celtic Eagles) v Emmett Brennan (Docklands)
8:32pm Womens 57kg Final Michaela Walsh (Monkstown A) v Emma Agnew (Dealgan)
8:51pm Womens 51kg Final Niamh Early (Ryston) v Ceire Smith (Cavan)
9:10pm Mens 52kg Final Jude Gallagher (Two Castles) v Regan Buckley (St Teresa’s)
9:29pm Mens 57kg Final Patryk Adamus (Drimnagh) v Dean Clancy (Sean McDermott)
9:48pm Mens 69kg Final Aidan Walsh (Monkstown Antrim) v Callum Walsh (Riverstown)
10:07pm Womens 69kg Final Christina Desmond (Fr Horgans) v Grainne Walsh (Spartacus)
10:26pm Mens 63kg Final Wayne Kelly (Portlaoise) v George Bates (St Mary’s Dublin)
10:45pm Mens 91+kg Final Antoine Ó Griofa (Celtic Eagles/Defence Forces) v Kenneth Okungbowa (Athlone)
11:05pm Womens 54kg Final Zara Breslin (Tramore) v Sarah Haghighat (St Brigids, Edenderry)
11:20pm Womens 91kg Final Kiril Afanasev (Smithfield) v Daniel O’Brien (Santry/Defence Forces)

The IABA is running the Elite Championships for a second time this year ahead of the European qualifiers for Tokyo 2020 at the Copper Box Arena in London next March.

There will be one final World qualifier for the 32nd Olympiad in Paris next May. The National Elite Championships are sponsored by Liffey Crane Hire.

“It is important to give the free-to-air television audience an opportunity to see some of the best boxers from all over Ireland,” said TG4 Head of Sport, Rónán Ó Coisdealbha.

“It is a privilege to be working closely with the IABA to provide live coverage of this event which has such national sporting importance.”

 

Image Credit: Bryan Keane, Inpho.ie

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