Michaela Walsh (blue) in action today



Kellie Harrington and Grainne Walsh are in action at the European Elite Women’s Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria tomorrow.

Harrington boxes in the 8th bout in the 1st session followed by Walsh in the 9th contest in the 2nd session.

Sessions begin at 12pm and 4pm (Irish times).

The Irish pair meet opponents from the Czech Republic and Russia in the last 16.

Earlier today, Michaela Walsh stunned Italy’s current World Elite champion Alessia Mesiano to record her second win in the Bulgarian capital in 24 hours.

The Belfast feather, who celebrated her birthday yesterday, won 29-26,29-26,29-26,29-26,28-27 to book her ticket into the last-eight and also qualify for the 2019 European Games.

Walsh meets Helina Bruyevich of Belarus, an opponent she beat in 2014, in the last-eight for at least bronze on Friday.

Irish boxing is proudly sponsored by Liffey Crane.

European Women’s Elite Championships Sofia, Bulgaria

June 5

Last 32

57kg Michaela Walsh (Ireland) beat Karriss Artingstal (England) 5-0

June 6

Last 16

57kg Michaela Walsh (Ireland) beat Alessia Mesiano (Italy) 5-0

June 7

Last 16

60kg Kellie Harrington (Ireland) v Katerina Humlova (Czech Republic)

69kg Grainne Walsh (Ireland) v Iaroslava Iakushina (Russia)

June 8

57kg Michaela Walsh (Ireland) v Helina Bruyevich (Belarus)

Irish squad

57kg Michaela Walsh (Monkstown)
60kg Kellie Harrington (St Mary’s)
69kg Grainne Walsh (Sparticus)

Team Manager: Bernard Dunne
Head Coach: Zaur Antia
Coach: Dmitry Dmitruk
Physio: Muireann Harte