Kellie Harrington and Grainne Walsh will be aiming to join Michaela Walsh in the Saturday’s finals at the European Union Women’s Championships in Cascia, Italy today.


Harrington meets Italian Rio lightweight Olympian Irma Testa and Grainne Walsh is in against Germany’s Nadine Apetz in the welter class.


Both women, who are already assured of bronze, are in action in the 8th and 9th semi-finals on the card which begins at 3.30pm (Irish time).


Michaela Walsh, already guaranteed silver, faces German bantam Azize Nimani in Saturday’s final. A fourth straight win since last Saturday will deliver gold .



European Union Women’s Championships Cascia, Italy August 4th/13th

August 5th

Last 16

54kg Michaela Walsh (Ireland) beat Ebonie Jones (England) 5-0

60kg Kellie Harrington (Ireland) beat Kinga Szalachcic (Poland) 4-1

August 6th

Last 16

48kg Kristina O’Hara (Ireland) beat Saru Lehtonen (Finland) 5-0

51kg Carly McNaul (Ireland) lost to Wassila Lkhadiri (France) 2-3

57kg Dervla Duffy (Ireland) beat Kinga Mezovari (Hungary) 5-0

August 7th


54kg Michaela Walsh (Ireland) beat Julia Coroli (Moldova) 5-0

60kg Kellie Harrington (Ireland) beat Ditteajaaja Frostholm (Denmark) 5-0

69kg Grainne Walsh (Ireland) beat Lauren Price (Wales) 3-2

August 8th


48kg Kristina O’Hara (Ireland) lost to Roberta Bonatte (Italy) 1-4

75kg Christina Desmond (Ireland) lost to Nouchka Fontijn (Netherlands) 0-5

August 9th


57kg Dervla Duffy (Ireland) lost to Ornella Wahner (Germany) 0-5


54kg Michaela Walsh (Ireland) beat Helena Envall (Sweden) 5-0

August 11th


60kg Kellie Harrington (Ireland) v Irma Testa (Italy)
60kg Mira Potkonen (Finland) v Shauna Whitell (England)
69kg Grainne Walsh (Ireland) v Nadine Apetz (Germany)
69kg Monica Floridia (Italy) v Josefa Solecka (Poland)

August 12th


54kg Michaela Walsh (Ireland) v Azize Nimani (Germany)

Irish squad

48kg Kristina O’Hara (St John Bosco)

51kg Carly McNaul (Ormeau Road)

54kg Michaela Walsh (Monkstown Antrim) (Silver, at least)

57kg Dervla Duffy (Mulhuddart)

60kg Kellie Harrington (St Marys) (Bronze, at least)

69kg Grainne Walsh (Sparticus) (Bronze, at least)

75kg Christina Desmond (Fr Horgan’s)

Team Manager/High-Performance Director: Bernard Dunne

Coaches: Dmitry Dimitruc and Jimmy Payne

Physio: Maureen Harte

R&J: Jim Murrin