Irish squad in Romania

Ireland’s World and European Elite medallist Kellie Harrington,Christina Desmond and Joe Ward are in action in the Nicolae Linca Memorial semi-finals in Romania today.

Harrington and Desmond meet Romanian opponents and Ward is in against an Italian light-heavy in the last-four.

Kiril Afansev is between the ropes in the heavyweight class versus Romania tomorrow.

Boxing begins at 3.30pm tody (Irish time).

Nicolae Linca Golden Belt Memorial Iasi, Romania (May 10th/14th)

May 10th


51kg Carly McNaul (Ireland) lost to Hanna Ohata (Ukraine) 2-3
60kg Kellie Harrington (Ireland) beat Kanna Okheri (Ukraine) 5-0
81kg Joe Ward (Ireland) beat Evgheni Zaritschi (Moldova) TKO1

May 11th


60kg Kellie Harrington (Ireland) v Lacramiqara Perijoc (Romania)
75kg Christina Desmond (Ireland) v Irina Stoic (Romania)
81kg Joe Ward (Ireland) v Guiseppe Perugino (Italy)

May 12th


91kg Kiril Afansev (Ireland) v Catilin Cristea (Romania)

Irish Squad

52kg Carly McNaul (Ormeau Road)
60kg Kellie Harrington (St Marys)
75kg Christina Desmond (Fr Horgans)
81kg Joe Ward (Moate)
91kg Kiril Afansev (Smithfield)

Team manager: Jennifer O’Sullivan (Sliabh Luchra)
Coaches: Zaur Antia & Jimmy Payne
R&J: Ben McGarrigle