Gallagher named in Ireland squad


NEWTOWNSTEWART’S Jude Gallagher has been named in Ireland’s 20-strong male and female squad for the Strandja Multi-Nations event in Bulgaria. The 71st edition of the tournament begins on January 20 in the build-up to the European qualifiers for Tokyo 2020 in London in March. Current European Elite champions Kurt Walker and Aoife O’Rourke line out […]


Jude’s hoping for Olympic qualification chance


BY winning the 52kg National Senior Elite title at the first time of asking, 18-year-old Newtownstewart boxer, Jude Gallagher earned his place in the Irish Elite training panel. With that comes intense twice daily sessions, four days per week in Abbotstown where he’s hoping to impress sufficiently to earn a place at one of two […]


Lifford club to host first ever tournament


LIFFORD ABC will take the next step on its development path tonight by hosting its first ever tournament. The event will take place from 8pm in Lifford Community Centre and promises to provide those in attendance with a host of exciting bouts. The headline act on the night looks set to produce fireworks as former […]


Jude’s hoping for Olympics call


JUDE Gallagher produced a performance that belied his tender 18 years-of-age to defeat Regan Buckley and earn the 52kg Irish National Elite Championship title at the first attempt on Friday night. The Two Castles Boxing Club fighter and his St Theresa’s counterpart served up an encounter that was described on the official IABA website as […]


Finalist Gallagher now proving himself at ‘Elite’ level


HE’S been a dominant force in the youth ranks for many years, but 18-year-old Newtownstewart lad Jude Gallagher appears to be equally so at senior level. The European and World bronze medalist, who has ten Irish titles to his name, made his National Senior Elite debut last week in the quarter-finals when he eased past […]


Local talent to play big role on major Strabane bill


THE ‘cream of the crop’ of youth and junior boxers from Ireland, Wales and Scotland will descend upon the Fir Trees Hotel in Strabane on Friday, October 25, for what is believed to be the first full international to be held in Tyrone. Through his involvement with the Irish youth team coaching set-up, Newtownstewart’s Two […]


Jude targets Euro glory after sealing tenth Irish crown


JUDE Gallagher isn’t one to pat himself on the back and celebrate his most recent success. The Newtownstewart teenager prefers to look forward, set another goal and then tries to achieve it. And that’s exactly what he’s doing in the immediate aftermath of earning his 10th Irish crown. On Saturday, the 17-year-old Two Castles Boxing […]


Domz ‘Bombz’ his rival in just 13 seconds!


DOMZ ‘The Bombz’ McConnell wasted little time in sealing his debut professional Bare Knuckle Boxing victory in England on Saturday night, knocking out Mitch Turner in just 13 seconds. Despite being riddled with nerves, the Strabane man looked confident during his ring walk, and that facade proved a suitable cover as, even after a brief […]


Another Irish title for Newtownstewart Club


BROTHERS Finn and Calum McGillin were representing the 2 Castles Boxing Club at the Irish Championships in Dublin over the Easter period. Having recently transferred over from the Omagh Sacred Heart Club the two boys have settled well into the Club and are certainly adding to the strength of the squad. Finn is a fairly […]


Jude gets useful test against European champ


NEWTOWNSTEWART’S Jude Gallagher gained a useful workout against the reigning European Junior champion in Italy at the weekend. The teenager travelled as part of the Ireland team for a week long training camp in Italy and while there he got the opportunity to pit his wits against Michele Baldassi, the reigning continental title holder. Despite […]