Team Ireland’s medal haul at the European School Championships has risen to 11.
Co-flag bearer 36kg Louise Joyce (Olympic L) opened her campaign at the tournament definitively – winning a place in the finals with a round one RSC win over Ukraine’s Olha Misko. 44kg Aleigha Murphy (Crumlin) is also a finalist, following her 4-1 win over Poland’s Amelia Urban. Judges scored the bout 30:27, 30:27, 28:29, 29:28, 29:28. 57kg Kaysie Joyce (Clonmel) has claimed at least a bronze, following her round 3 RSC quarter final win over Turkey’s Naz Irem Ozdemir. 64kg Cassie Henderson (Phoenix Antrim) recorded another RSC victory for Team Ireland, in the first round, over Oliwia Kummer of Poland – she’s won at least a bronze medal.
42kg Carley O’Herron (Rochfordbridge ) put in a valiant performance against England’s Lily Bassett, but the 5-0 decision went to the English boxer, 30:26, 30:26, 30:26, 30:26, 30:26. 60kg Isabelle Hawkins (St Nicholas) came out the wrong side of a 4-1 split against Croatia’s Tia Zadravec. Judges scored the bout 29:28, 28:29, 30:27,29:28, 29:28. Enniskerry’s 54kg Darren O’Toole contested against Ukraine’s Hie Khoroshevskyi, and comes home at the Quarter Final stage following a 4-1 split decision – 28:29,
29:28, 27:30, 28:29, 27:30. Drimnagh’s 63kg Darragh Ryan( Drimnagh ) took on England’s William Loveridge, and finishes his campaign following a 5-0 decision in favour of Loveridge – 27:30, 27:30,
27:30, 27:30, 27:30. The final Irish boxer in the ring today was 66kg Peter McGee (St Conleths ) against Ukraine’s Mykyta Koval. This bout concluded with a unanimous decision for Koval – 27:30, 27:30,
27:30, 27:30, 27:30.
8 Team Ireland boxers contest bouts on Wednesday. In Ring A’s Bout 2, 46kg Ella Archbold (Ballybrack) boxes her semi-final against Serena England’s Serena Mali. In Bout 8, 54kg Sophie Lawlor (Wexford CBS) also faces English opposition in her semi-final in the form of Siobhan Haley. In Bout 10, 57kg Kaysie Joyce (Clonmel) contests her semi-final against Poland’s Wiktoria Kustosz. 64kg Cassie Henderson (Phoenix Antrim) is back in action in Bout 13, against Croatia’s Lana Skupnjak – also a semi final. 70kg Ava Lannon (Dungarvan) makes her tournament debut at semi-final stage, against Ukraine’s Ilona Didenko in Bout 15.
In Ring B, 50kg Jason Donoghue (Olympic L) contests his semi-final in Bout 4, against Ukraine’s Ivan Shulha. In Bout 19, 75kg John Ward ( Monivea) meets Spain’s Efosa Igberese Iginovia in his semi-final. 90kg Jake Fitzgerald (Dungarvan) boxes for a place in the finals against Ukraine’s Yosyp-Vladysla Kozakevych in Bout 23.
The tournament is being live-streamed by the EUBC on YouTube, and links will become available before the beginning of boxing at 2pm Irish time.
Day Six programme
August 24th will be a rest day at the tournament.
Central Council took the independent decision to field a team at this tournament at its meeting in July, following a review of all federations contesting previous underage European Championships this year. This review included the ongoing European Junior Championships, where competitor nations include Ukraine, England, Scotland and Wales.
Central Council is mindful of the fact that Irish athletes cannot contest against Russian or Belarussian athletes boxing under their own flag, and wanted to ensure there was as low a probability as possible of an Irish boxer being drawn against such an opponent.
Team Ireland European School Championship Squad
36kg Louise Joyce (Olympic L)
40kg Kayleigh Hodnett(St Josephs L)
42kg Carley O’Herron (Rochfordbridge )
44kg Aleigha Murphy (Crumlin)
46kg Ella Archbold (Ballybrack)
48kg Paige Nickles (Banbridge)
51kg Ruth Dossen (Olympic Galway)
54kg Sophie Lawlor (Wexford CBS)
57kg Kaysie Joyce (Clonmel)
60kg Isabelle Hawkins (St Nicholas)
64kg Cassie Henderson (Phoenix Antrim)
70kg Ava Lannon (Dungarvan)
40kg Rylee Finn (St Nicholas )
42kg Comghnall Guerrine ( Sacred Heart D)
44kg Kalib Walsh ( Wexford CBS )
46kg Padraig Walsh ( Immaculata )
48kg Conan McSorley ( Two Castles )
50kg Jason Donoghue ( Olympic L )
52kg Kai Dynes Murphy (Immaculata)
54kg Darren O’Toole ( Enniskerry )
57kg James Rooney (St John Bosco ABC, Belfast)
63kg Darragh Ryan( Drimnagh )
66kg Peter McGee (St Conleths )
70kg Senan Kennedy ( Cabra )
75kg John Ward ( Monivea)
90kg Jake Fitzgerald (Dungarvan)
Team Manager: Bernadette Lannon
Team Manager: Francis Keeling
Coach: Aoife Hennigan
Coach: Paul Simpson
Coach: Garry Kehoe
R&J: Martin O’Neill
Draws are available here
Day One results are available here
Day Two results are available here
Day Three results are available here
Day Four results are available here
Day Five results are available here
Session 6A results
Session 6B results