Irish boxing claimed 17 medals – more than half of which were gold – at Multi-Nation level in 2017.

Overall, in World, European and Multi-Nation competition, 46 medals were won.

Eight top ten positions were earned in medals tables in World and European competitions.

The Irish Women’s Youth and Junior side commanded the highest finish with a third place perch in Bulgaria in July, while the Men’s and Women’s Elite European and European Union squads finished joint 4th in the Ukraine in June and Italy in August.

14 Irish European, European Union and Multi-Nation Elite, Youth and Junior athletes topped their respective podiums this year.

The individual champions are Joe Ward (2), Michaela Walsh (1), Daina Moorehouse (1), Aoibhe Carabine (1), Callum Walsh (1),Kellie Harrington (2), Christina Desmond (1), Grainne Walsh 1) Kiril Afansev (1), Michael Nevin (1), James McGivern (1) and Aaron McKenna (1).

Ward, who won World Elite silver this year, secured double gold at European Elite and Multi-Nation level and Harrington took home double Multi-Nation gold.



Irish Boxing in World and European Competition in 2017

Total:  Gold: 5, Silver: 7, Bronze 17 = 29


2017 European Men’s Elite Championships, Kharkiv, Ukraine June 14th/25th

52kg Brendan Irvine (St Pauls) Bronze
56kg Kurt Walker (Canal) Bronze
81kg Joe Ward (Moate) Gold

Medals Table: 4th


2017 European Women’s Youth and Junior Championships Sofia, Bulgaria July 3rd/10th


48kg Caitlin Fryers (Immaculata) (Silver)
75kg Lauren Kelly (St.Brigid’s, Edenderry) (Bronze)


46kg Ciara Brien (St David’s, Naas) (Bronze)
48kg Daina Moorehouse (Enniskerry) (Gold)
50kg Catherine Blaney (Navan) (Bronze)
75kg Aoibhe Carabine (Geesala) (Gold)

Medals table: 3rd

2017 European Schoolboy Championships Valcea, Romania July 17th/26th

40kg Brooklyn Saunders (Ballybough) (Bronze)
41.5kg Jake Charles (Mullingar Elite) (Bronze)
44.5kg Cahir Gormley (Maydown Olympic) (Bronze)
46kg Patrick Sweeney (Olympic) (Silver)
50kg Patrick Donovan (Olympic) (Silver)
52kg Cain Lewis (Ballymun) (Bronze)
56kg Eoghan Lavin (Ballyhaunis) (Silver)
66kg John Ward (Brosna) (Bronze)
72kg Sean Walsh (Trojan) (Bronze)
80kg Jordan Ward (Bay City) (Bronze)

Medals table: 7th

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

54kg Michaela Walsh (Monkstown, Antrim) (Gold)
60kg Kellie Harrington (St Mary’s) (Silver)
69kg Grainne Walsh (Sparticus) (Bronze)

Medals table: 4th

World Elite Men’s Championships Hamburg, Germany August /September 2nd

81kg Joe Ward (Moate) (Silver)

Medals table: 9th

European Men’s Junior Championships Albena, Bulgaria September 18th/25th

60kg Callum Walsh (Riverstown) Gold
52kg Dean Clancy (Ballinacarrow) Silver

Medals tables: 4th

European Men’s Youth Championships Antalya, Turkey October 21st/28th

64kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic) Bronze
75kg Jordan Myers (Sligo) Bronze

Medals table: 10th

AIBA World Women’s Youth Championships Guwahati, India November 19th/28th

48kg Caitlin Fryers (Immaculata) (Bronze)
64kg Katelynn Phelan (Bronze)

Medals table: 9th


Irish Boxing in Multi-Nation Competition in 2017

Gold: 9, Silver: 4, Bronze: 4 = 17

Pavlyukov Youth Memorial Anapa, Russia March 15th/20th

60kg Eamer Coughlan (Riverstown) (Bronze)
64kg Aaron McKenna (Old School) (Gold)
69kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic) (Silver)

Feliks Stamm Multi-Nations Warsaw, Poland May 3rd/6th

56kg Myles Casey (St Francis) (Bronze)
69kg Kieran Molloy (Oughterard) (Silver)

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

60kg Kellie Harrington (St Marys) (Gold)
75kg Christina Desmond (Fr Horgans) (Gold)
81kg Joe Ward (Moate) (Gold)
91kg Kiril Afansev (Smithfield) (Gold)

Eindhoven BoxCup Eindhoven, Netherlands October 20th/23rd

60kg James McGivern (St Georges) (Gold)
69kg Kieran Molloy (Oughterard) (Silver)
75kg Michael Nevin (Portlaoise) (Gold)
91kg Kirill Afanasev (Smithfield) (Bronze)
91kg+ Dean Gardiner (Clonmel) (Silver)

Boxam Elite Tournament Tenerife, Canary Islands November 1st/6th

54kg Dervla Duffy (Mulhuddart) (Bronze)
60kg Kellie Harrington (St Marys) (Gold)
69kg Grainne Walsh (Sparticus) (Gold)