Ireland beat a talented Italy side in another top class schoolgirl international at the St Brigid’s BC in Edenderry tonight.

What a night of boxing with Ireland getting off to a flying start with wins for Kinsella and Flood.

Irish captain on the night Esther Lambe stepped up a weight but lost on a tight split decision.

Esther looks ready for the Europeans and will be a big hope to medal in Georgia next month.

Ireland, who held a one bout advantage from last night’s 1st leg at the same venue, got back to winning ways with Angelina Duffy, while Italy won the next two.

But Ireland took over after the break with victories for Keogh, Joyce and Gallagher who was outstanding versus Marra Valentina.

This fight had everything. The crowd got behind Gallagher who literally got up off the floor to claim a famous 3-0 win over the very tough Valentina and help Ireland to a 6-3 win on the night.


Ireland versus Italy Schoolgirl International St Brigid’s BC Edenderry

July 10

38kg Caoimhe Kinsella (St Anthony’s/Pats, Ireland) beat Broccio Arianna (Italy) 3-0
42kg Aliyah Flood (Monkstown D, Ireland) beat Ferraris Matilde (Italy) 3-0
44kg Esther Lambe (Setenta L, Ireland) lost to Rossetti Busa Miria (Italy) 1-2
46kg Angelina Duffy (Glin, Ireland) beat Lambo Mariagrazia (Italy) 2-1
48kg Caoilfhionn Crowley (Erne, Ireland) lost to Benetazzo Ginevra (Italy) 0-3
51kg Michaela Quinlan (Tipperary Town, Ireland) lost to Sannino Maria Teresa (Italy) 0-3
54kg Niamh Keogh (Olympic Mullingar, Ireland) beat Cartacci Elektra (Italy) 3-0
57kg Courtney Joyce (Clonmel, Ireland) beat Acconcia Luisa (Italy) 2-1
60kg Hope Gallagher (Achill, Ireland) beat Marra Valentina (Italy) 3-0

(Ireland win 6-3)

Ireland versus Italy Schoolgirl International St Brigid’s BC Edenderry

July 9

38kg Bethaney Dunne (St Brigid’s E, Ireland) lost to Arianna Broccio (Italy) 0-3
42kg Shakira McCrudden (Riverside, Ireland) beat Matilde Ferraris (Italy) 3-0
44kg Esther Lambe (Setenta L, Ireland) beat Miria Rossetti Busa (Italy) 3-0
46kg Carleigh Irvine (Maydon/Olympic, Ireland) beat Mariagrazia Lambo (Italy) 3-0
48kg Siofra O’Halloran (Ballinacargy, Ireland) lost to Ginevra Benetazzo (Italy) 0-3
51kg Natalia Fasciszewska (Aglish, Ireland) lost to Maria Teresa Sannino (Italy) 1-2
54kg Lucy Abbott (St Brigid’s E, Ireland) lost to Elektra Cartacci (Italy) 1-2
57kg Alicia King (Ratoath), Ireland) beat Lusia Acconcia (Italy) 3-0
60kg Gabrielle Mongan (Whitechurch, Ireland) beat Valentina Marra (Italy) 2-1

(Ireland win 5-4)