Irish Amateur Championships: Barnes and Conlan win semi-finals

Paddy Barnes in action against Simon Nzioki at the 2013 AIBA World Boxing Championships in Kazakstan

Belfast's Olympic medallists Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan were both among the semi-final winners at the Irish Amateur Championships in Dublin on Friday night.

Barnes earned a unanimous win over battling Derryman Blaine Dobbins at light-fly with Conlan also earning a dominant win over Cork man Barry Walsh.

Barnes will face holder Hughie Myers in the light-fly final.

Myers beat Cairn Lodge's Thomas Waite in the other light-fly semi-final.

Conlan will face Holy Family's Tyrone McCullagh in the bantamweight decider after the later's split-decision win over Kurt Walker on Friday night.

Holy Trinity's Sean McComb will face David Oliver Joyce in the featherweight decider after he earned a unanimous win over Keith Flavin of Paulstown.

Those beaten on Friday night included 2011 European light-welterweight champion Ray Moylette.

The Mayo man was beaten by a split decision by Portlaoise fighter Michael Nevin.

A number of other Ulster fighters will be in action in Saturday's semi-finals at the National Stadium.

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