DOUBLE EUROPEAN bronze medalist Leah Gallen will begin her bid for Irish Under-18 glory on Saturday-week.
The draw for the National Under-18 Men’s and Women’s Championships took place in Dublin today.
Raphoe ABC welterweight Gallen, who won European bronze in September in Bulgaria, will face Dominika Guilli from Bracken on Saturday-week, January 18, at the National Stadium.
Shelby Myers from Crumlin is already booked into the January 31 final.
Illies Golden Gloves’ Cahir Gormley is in lightweight action this Saturday as he faces Laurentiu Micusa.
Also on Saturday, Raphoe ABC welter Liam McMonagle takes on hotly-fancied Dubliner Josh Cummins in his opening bout.
Raphoe ABC pocket rocket Cody Lafferty, a former Irish champion, is into a final at 48kgs, where she will meet either Aoife Williamson or Breda Quilligan.
Letterkenny ABC’s fourth-time Irish champion Paddy McShane will take on Cian O’Toole in his light-flyweight encounter on Saturday-week.
Boxing begins this Friday at 6pm with a second session pencilled in for decision on Saturday (5pm start) and 36 bouts will be decided this weekend.
The IABA are running the tournament to assist with their selection process for the European Men’s and Women’s Youth Championships in Budva, Montenegro in April.