Gabriel Dossen


Gabriel Dossen will be aiming to get amongst the medals and Amy Broadhurst and Aoife O’Rourke are planning to upgrade their guaranteed bronze medals in the last-eight and last-four of the European U/22 Championships in Targu Jiu, Romania tomorrow.

Broadhurst scored an impressive unanimous decision over Turkey’s European Elite bronze medallist Esra Yaldiz today and meets France’s Belinda Limuka for a place in the lightweight final.

O’Rourke is in against Italy’s Carlotta Paoletti in the middleweight division.

Dossen is the first Irish boxer in action Thursday in the male middleweight division versus Georgia’s Giorge Kharabadze.

The Irish female duo are between the ropes in the evening session which begins at 4pm (Irish time). Click here for program.

Dundalk medal-magnet Broadhurst was delighted to post a decision over an AIBA World Elite ranked opponent.

“I just wanted to get that win today as she would have been the toughest, if not one of the toughest, in my weight, she said.

“So to beat her was a big relief and am delighted! I’ve never boxed this French girl before but I know her from over the years.

“She is a good boxer, so I have another tough one on my hands tomorrow.”

Shannon Sweeney bowed out today after a fine performance in the light-fly class.

Irish amateur boxing is proudly sponsored by Liffey Crane.



European U/22 Men’s and Women’s Championships Targu Jiu, Romania March 24/April 2

March 25th

Last 16

51kg Niamh Earley (Ireland) lost to Aikaterini Koutsogeorgo (Greece) 0-5
57kg Shauna Blaney (Ireland) lost to Nedkova Ivanova (Bulgaria) 1-4

March 26th

Last 16

52kg Conor Quinn (Ireland) lost to Maksim Stakheev (Russia) 1-4

Last 32

91kg Kevin Sheehy (Ireland) lost to Felix Kuhne (Germany) 0-5

March 27th

Last 16

75kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) beat Hambardum Hakobya (Armenia) 4-1
56kg Jordan Moore (Ireland) lost to Eusebi Jitaru (Romania) 0-5


March 28th


48kg Shannon Sweeney (Ireland) lost to Mari-Emi Todorova (Bulgaria) 0-5
60kg Amy Boadhurst (Ireland) beat Esra Yildiz (Turkey) 5-0

March 29th


75kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) v  Giorge Kharabadze (Georgia)


60kg Amy Broadhurst (Ieland) V Belinda Limuka (France)
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Ireland) v Carlotta Paoletti (Italy)


Irish squad


75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea) (Bronze, at least)
60kg Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan) (Bronze, at least)
57kg Shauna Blaney (Navan)
51kg Niamh Earley (Ryston)
48kg Shannon Sweeney (St Annes)


52kg Conor Quinn (Clonard)
56kg Jordan Moore (Glasnevin)
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic)
91kg Kevin Sheehy (St Francis)

IABA President: Dominic O’Rourke
Team manager: Anna Moore & Paddy Osborne
Head coach: Dmitry Dmitruk
Coaches: Eoin Pluck, Thomas Murray, Valerie Hamilton
R&J: Philip Rooney