6 Team Ireland boxers contested European Junior Championship finals today and, in all, Team Ireland have claimed 10 medals at the tournament, in Italy
Flyweight Grace Conway Dowling (Tredagh) met England’s Catherine Alice Pumphrey in Bout 3 of the afternoon session of today’s finals and came home with silver. Next up was bantam weight, Niamh Keogh (Olympic L), who boxes her final against England’s Ella Mae Lonsdale – Niamh also won silver, following a 5-0 decision. 60kg Ava Henry (Docklands), Team Co-Captain, met Poland’s Kinga Krowka in Bout 7 of the afternoon session and returns home with gold following a brave and battling display, and a 3-2 split in her favour. 75kg Mary McDonagh (Sliabh Luachra) contested against Ukraine’s Anastasiia Taran in her final, and comes home with silver following a 4-1 split decision.
66kg Tadhg O’Donnell (Four Kings) contested his final against Poland’s Pawel Fabian Urbankski in the evening session’s 10th bout and won decisively, 5-0
48kg Jamie Collins (Drimnagh) met home boxer, Antonio Fortunato Marsala in bout 3 of the finals evening session and returns with silver.
Congratulations to each and every Team Ireland members, coaches Ralph McKay, Liam Cunningham, Paul O’Toole and Linda Morgan, R&J Philip Hollowed and Team Manager, Martin Fennessy.
The team will land at T2, Dublin Airport, from Rome, at 22:40hrs on Wednesday night.
44-46kg Alfie Jordan (Olympic L), 52kg John Harty (Portlaoise), 63kg Cillian Reilly Lennon (Jobstown) and 44-46kg Sophie Curley Gray (Dealgan) all come home with bronze medals.
You can watch Grace, Niamh, Ava and Mary’s bouts and medal ceremonies, and Sophie’s medal ceremony, here:
You can watch Jamie and Tadhg’s bouts, and medal ceremonies, and Alfie, John and Cillian’s medal ceremonies here:
Team Ireland is ranked 3rd out of 32 countries in the overall medals table; joint second in the girl’s medals table, and joint 3rd in the boy medals tables. In all, 353 boxers contested the tournament in Montelsilvano.
Team Ireland Squad
1. 44-46kg Alfie Jordan (Olympic L)
2. 48kg Jamie Collins (Drimnagh)
3. 50kg Calvin Doyle (Olympic L)
4. 52kg Johnny Harty (Portlaoise)
5. 54kg James Kelly (Holy Trinity)
6. 57kg Callum Carrager (Tredagh)
7. 60kg Ryan Jenkins (Olympic L)
8. 63kg Cillian Reilly (Jobstown)
9. 66kg Tadhg O’Donnell (Four Kings)
10. 70kg Charlie Valbergs (Cherry Orchard). Team Captain
11. 75kg Dylan McShane (St Pauls A)
12. 80kg Jack Teggart Weatherall (St Pauls A)
13. 80+kg Adam Olaniyan (Jobstown)
1. 44-46kg Sophie Curley Gray (Dealgan)
2. 50kg Grace Conway (Tredagh)
3. 52kg Carlagh Peake (Ballyhaunis)
4. 54kg Niamh Keogh (Olympic L)
5. 57kg Siofra Lawless (Liberty)
6. 60kg Ava Henry (Docklands) Team Captain,
7. 63kg Kayleigh Whelan (Avona)
8. 66kg Sarah Murphy (St Brigids L)
9. 70kg Jodie Byrne (St Teresa’s)
10. 75kg Mary McDonagh (Sliabh Luachra)
11. 80kg Shauna Crehan (Dunboyne)
1. Ralph McKay
2. Liam Cunningham
3. Paul O’Toole
4. Linda Morgan
Drawsheets 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 here
Day Five results are here
Day Six results are here