Offaly boxer to feature as TV coverage confirmed for elite finals
Offaly boxing star Grainne Walsh is set to feature on TG4 as the Irish-language broadcaster confirmed its extensive coverage of the IABA Irish National Senior Elite Boxing Finals from the National Stadium in Dublin on Saturday, February 23.
Tullamore's Grainne Walsh is in final action in the 69kg welterweight class where she will fight Christina Desmond from the Fr Horgans club. The fight is one of the latter contests on the card and should feature on TG4's main coverage from 8.45pm. They will be streaming their earlier coverage on YouTube from 5.45pm.
The live coverage of the IABA Irish National Senior Elite Boxing Finals will be presented by Micheál Ó Domhnaill with commentary and analysis by Andy Lee, Kenneth Egan, Darren O’Neill and Seán Bán Breathnach. TG4’s live YouTube commentary will be provided by Cárthach Ban Breathnach. The live coverage will be produced by Waterford based company Nemeton TV.
Ireland's finest will go head-to-head for Elite gold on Saturday in this special year which celebrates the 80th anniversary of the official opening of the National Stadium in 1939. AIBA World Elite champion Kellie Harrington, who won a gold medal at the 2018 Women's World Boxing Championships will also fight on Saturday evening when she meets Jelena Jelic from Sweden in an international bout.
TG4’s Head of Sport, Rónán Ó Coisdealbha said: “TG4 are very pleased to be broadcasting the IABA National Senior Elite Finals from the National Stadium. It is important to give the free-to-air television audience an opportunity to see some of the best boxers from all over Ireland. It is a privilege to be working closely with the IABA to provide live coverage of this event which has such national sporting importance.”
Live coverage begins on YouTube from 5:45pm onwards with all 18 fights being broadcast live on the Spórt TG4 YouTube site.
The channel's main TV coverage on TG4’s main channel will run from 8:45pm to 11:05pm.
TG4 is available on all platforms – Saorview, Sky, Virgin Media, Eircom TV.
TG4 is also available worldwide on www.tg4.ie and via the TG4 Player on the iOS App for iPhone and iPad and on the Smart TV App.
A LIST OF FIGHTS IN THE LIFFEY CRANE NATIONAL MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SENIOR ELITE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019:
5.45pm Ring parade & National Anthem
48kg – Light flyweight – Chloe Fleck (Canal) V Donna Barr (Iliies Golden Gloves)
49kg – Light flyweight Regan Buckley (St Teresa’s) V Sean Mari (Monkstown Dublin)
75kg – Middleweight – Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea) V Cheyanne O’Neill (Athlone)
57kg – Featherweight – Michaela Walsh (Monkstown Antrim) V Dearbhla Duffy (Crumlin)
57kg – Featherweight – Christian Cekiso (Portlaoise) V Patryk Adamus (Drimnagh)
60kg – Lightweight – Dominic Bradley (Errigal) V David Oliver Joyce (Ballymun)
64kg – Light welterweight – Moira McElligot (St Michaels Athy) V Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan)
52kg – Flyweight – Evan Metcalf (Hyland BA) V Adam Hession (Monivea)
75kg – Middleweight Gabriel Dossen (Olympic Galway) V Emmett Brennan (Glasnevin)
80kg – Light heavyweight – Leona Houlihan (Crumlin) V Lisa Browne (Aglish)
91kg – Heavyweight – Anthony Browne (St Michaels Dublin) V Kenneth Okungbowa Athlone)
51kg – Flyweight – Carly McNaul (Holy Family Golden Gloves) V Niamh Early (Ryston)
63kg – Light welterweight – James McGivern (St Georges) V George Bates (St Marys Dublin)
69kg – Welterweight – Christina Desmond (Fr Horgans) V Grainne Walsh (Spartacus)
81kg – Light heavyweight – Thomas O’Toole (Celtic Eagles) V Tommy Hyde (Mayfield)
69kg – Welterweight – Kieran Molloy (Ougterard) V Patrick Donovan (Our Lady of Lourdes)
60kg – Lightweight – Kelly Harrington (St Mary’s) V Jelena Jelic (Sweden) (International bout)
91+kg – Super heavyweight – Dean Gardiner (Clonmel) V Martin Keenan (Rathkeale)