Ireland duel

England boxers impress despite duel defeat to Ireland

February 25, 2019 | by Matt Halfpenny


A 16-strong England team gained valuable experience in losing 9-7 to Ireland in an international duel in Bristol yesterday (Saturday).

England Talent Development Coach Amanda Coulson, who led the coaching team that also included Q Shillingford, Ricardo Williams, Chris Lodge, Adrian Clarke, praised the England boxers for their dedicated approach.

“It’s been a valuable experience for a lot of these young England boxing who have started the year off with very competitive international bouts,” she said.

“The team were amazing both inside and outside the ring.  They all showed the professionalism required to compete internationally and I’m sure they will learn and grow from this experience.

“Ireland’s Team Manager Paddy Dingle thanked our coaching team and staff for the opportunity given to their team and also the fair judging on the day.

“We also owe them a debt of gratitude for travelling here to England to compete and the fair play each boxer displayed.

“England Boxing would like to thank Craig and Joanne Turner and those from Downend Boxing Club, who helped facilitate the setting up of this duel, along with the Western Counties, Bristol Council, the City’s mayor and Dennis from Broadplain Boxing Club.

“Without each and every one of these, the show would not have been arranged…or as successful as it was.”

The results are detailed below (England boxers first).

Deneo Geoege v Calum Ruth (won by a unanimous decision).

Brandon Strand v Lee Gallagher (lost by a unanimous decision).

Hamilton Joyce v Oisin McCann (won by a split decision).

Ebony Jones v Leah Lehane (lost by a split decision).

Aaron Bird v Blaine Fitzgerald (lost by a unanimous decision).

Jack Shortell v Dylan Foy (won by a unanimous decision).

Callum Drinkald v Martin Collins (lost by a split decision).

Dylan Murphy v Gavin Ryan (lost by a unanimous decision).

Ellis Price v Patrick Dovovan (won by a unanimous decision).

Alex Sherrat v Thomas King (lost by a unanimous decision).

Marcus Ellis v Taylor Guiney (lost by RSC).

Qasim Khan v Feidhlem Behan (lost by a split decision).

Kyle Parr v John Ward (lost by a split decision).

Dione Burman v Lauren Dempsey (won by a split decision).

Ellouise Challenger v Leah Gallen (won by a split decision).

Subhaan Ahmed v Sean Purcell (won by a split decision).