2 more World Junior Championship bronze medals for Team Ireland.

Two more Team Ireland boxers have claimed podium places at the World Junior Championships in Yerevan, Armenia.

345 boxers from 51 countries are contesting the tournament, the first of its kind in 8 years. 11 of those boxers are Team Ireland athletes.

70Kg Mary McDonagh, Sliabh Luachra BC make a definitive tournament debut, contesting her quarter final against  Akbota Essimekova of Kazakhstan. Mary was a decisive 5-0 winner – the judges scored the bout 30:27; 30:27; 30:27; 30:26; 30:26.

63Kg John Donoghue, Olympic Mullingar BC met Zakhar Bespalov of Russia in his quarter final, and earned his place on the podium with a spectacular Round 1 RSC.

Not to be on this occasion for 52Kg Christian Doyle, Team Doyle BC, who boxed two excellent contests to reach the quarter finals stage. He contested today against Poland’s Oskar Grodszici and the 4-1 split decision went to the his opponent -30:26; 30:27; 28:29; 30:27; 30:27.

52Kg Grace Conway, Treadagh BC also made her debut in Yerevan today, against Nisha Nisha of India, with a brave performance. The Indian boxer got the 5-0 decision and the judges scored the bout 28:29; 28:29; 28:29; 28:29; 28:29.

57Kg Patrick Kelly, Kilmyshall BC met Afghanistan’s Amanollah Sahak in his quarter final, also following two great wins en route. That finished with a UD for the Afghani boxer: 28:29; 27:30; 28:29; 28:29; 27:30.

70Kg Alex Noonan Carmody put in a battling performance in his quarter finals against Norbet Abdullaev of Uzbekistan, but it wasn’t to be following a 4-0 decision for Abdullaev 26:29; 25:29; 28:28; 24:29; 25:29.

Semi Finals

John Donoghue boxes his fourth bout of the tournament against Greece’s Emmanouil Fotiadis in Bout 12 of Ring A’s Afternoon Session. In Bout 6 in Ring B’s Afternoon Session, Mary McDonagh contests against India’s Akansh Phalaswal.

63Kg Siofra Lawless, of Four Kings BC, makes her tournament debut having already won a bronze medal. She contests against Georgia’s Ana Khvedelidze in Bout 4 of Ring B’s evening session.

Afternoon Session programme


Evening Session programme:


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Ring A, Afternoon Session

Ring B, Afternoon Session

Ring A, Evening Session

Ring B, Evening Session

Team Ireland

48Kg Lauren Crinnion, Fr Horgan’s

52Kg Grace Conway, Treadagh BC

54Kg Tegan Farrelly, Dunboyne BC

60Kg Robyn Wolverson, Docklands BC

63Kg Siofra Lawless, Four Kings BC

70Kg Mary McDonagh, Sliabh Luachra BC

48Kg Aaron Keogh, Drimnagh BC

52Kg Christian Doyle, Team Doyle BC

57Kg Patrick Kelly, Kilmyshall BC

63Kg John Donoghue, Olympic Mullingar BC

70Kg Alex Noonan Carmody, Riverstown BC

Team Manager

Anna Moore


Brian Barry

Garry Kehoe

Amanda Spencer


Men’s and Women’s draws, in all weight categories, are available here:

Boxing2023 – IBA Junior World Boxing Championships Draw Sheets

Session 1A results
Session 1B results
Boxing2023 – IBA Junior World Boxing Championships Session1A Results

Results from sessions 2, 3 and 4 in which Team Ireland boxers did not contest are available here
Session 5A results
Session 5B results
Session 6A results
Session 6B results
Session 7A results
Session 7B results
Session 8A results
Session 8B results
Session 9A results
Session 9B results
Session 10A results
Session 10B results