Irish medallists 2018 European Youths


Ireland will send an 11-strong team to next month’s AIBA World Men’s and Women’s Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

Five members of the squad, Daina Moorehouse (gold), Dean Clancy (silver), Dearbhla Rooney (silver), Lauren Kelly (bronze) and Jude Gallagher (bronze) finished in podium positions at April’s European Youths in Italy.

The haul helped Ireland finish in 5th sport in the medals table in Roseto degli Abruzzi.

The AIBA announced in June that they were increasing quotas for Budapest from 244 to 300 for males and 174 to 200 for females.

“The decision was made to accommodate the increasing interest expressed by the National Federations to take part of the Championships with the aim of developing the young generation of boxers,” said the world governing body for amateur boxing.

Irish amateur boxing is proudly sponsored by Liffey Crane.





World Men’s & Women’s Youth Championships Budapest, Hungary August 20/31


Irish squad




49kg Jude Gallagher (Two Castles)

52kg Dean Clancy (Ballinacarrow)

56kg Brandon McCarthy (St Michael’s Athy)

60kg Alex Higgins (Fr Horgans)

64kg Callum Walsh (Riverstown)

69kg Edward Donovan (OLOL)




48kg Daina Moorhouse (Enniskerry)

51kg Caitlin Fryers (Immaculata)

54kg Mary Geraghty (Baldoyle)

57kg Dearbhla Rooney (Sean McDermot)

75kg Lauren Kelly (St Brigid’s Edenderry)


Team manager: Stephen Connolly and Tara Mari Robins

Head coach: Billy McClean

Coaches: Michael Carruth, Michael Mongan, Anita Just

Physio: David Cooke