TG4 to broadcast Senior Elite Boxing Finals next Saturday (23 February)

Saturday’s 2019 IABA Elite finals will be shown  Worldwide LIVE on TG4 Sport “You Tube” channel and in addition the main bouts will be shown on TG4 TV from 8.45pm.


Here, so you can plan your evening’s viewing or record same if you are out, are all the details. Later in the week we will bring you a preview of the Finals

in this most important year for Irish boxing with World Championships (Male and Female) in Russia, Olympic qualifiers and the European Games in Minsk so a massive

Summer for Irish boxing ahead.


All 18 Fights will be broadcast Live on Sport TG4 YouTube while TG4’s main channel will have live coverage from 8:45pm to 11:05pm, TG4 tell us.


TG4 will provide extensive coverage of next Saturday evening’s  Finals from the National Stadium in Dublin. All eighteen fights will be broadcast on TG4’s YouTube site to viewers in Ireland and all over the world. Coverage of the Finals will also be available on TG4’s main linear channel from 8:45pm onwards.


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 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.”


TG4 Coverage – Saturday 23 February


*   Live on YouTube from 5:45pm onwards  –  all 18 fights will be broadcast live on the Spórt TG4 YouTube site  –

*   Live on TG4’s main channel from 8:45pm to 11:05pm

(TG4 is available on all platforms – Saorview, Sky, Virgin Media, Eircom TV)

TG4 is also available worldwide on  and via the TG4 Player on the iOS App for iPhone and iPad and on the Smart TV App.




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 McElligott (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 Michael’s Dublin) V Kenneth Okungbowa Athlone)

51kg – Flyweight – Carly McNaul (Holy Family Golden Gloves) V Niamh Early (Ryston)

63kg – Light welterweight –  James McGivern (St George’s) V George Bates (St Mary’s Dublin)

69kg – Welterweight – Christina Desmond (Fr Horgan’s) V Grainne Walsh (Spartacus)

81kg – Light heavyweight – Thomas O’Toole (Celtic Eagles) V Tommy Hyde (Mayfield)

69kg – Welterweight –  Kieran Molloy (Oughterard) V Patrick Donovan (Our Lady of Lourdes)

60kg – Lightweight – Kellie Harrington (St Mary’s) V Jelena Jelic (Sweden)  (International bout)

91+kg – Super heavyweight – Dean Gardiner (Clonmel) V Martin Keenan (Rathkeale)



Be sure to watch, or record if you’re out, all this excellent coverage from TG4 and SportsNews IRELAND wishes every success to all the boxers and their coaches who have reached the finals. Some mouth-watering bouts in prospects and may the best boxer take the title o nthis 80th Anniversary year of the opening of the National Stadium.



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