Ceire Smith will open Ireland’s campaign at the 12th European Elite Women’s Championships in Madrid, Spain on Sunday.

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The Cavan BC flyweight meets Hungary’s Krisztina Beri for a place in the last 16.

No Irish boxers are in action on the opening day of the Championships tomorrow.

Roscommon middle Aoife O’Rourke, the No. 3 seed in Madrid, and Dundalk light Amy Broadhurst are between the ropes on Monday versus the Ukraine and Czech Republic.

O’Rourke meets Tetiana Petrovich in the last eight with at least bronze up for grabs and Broadhurst is in against Dominika Ciklova in the last 16.

Cork’s Christina Desmond faces Dutch welter Anna Van Leeuwen for a place in the last eight on Tuesday.

Irish team manager JP Kinsella remarked that it was a competitive draw for Ireland’s four-strong squad but that the team had an excellent training camp under their belts and will be well up for the challenges ahead.

Broadhurst and O’Rourke will take part in Saturday’s opening ceremony at 4pm (Irish time).

The tournament rest day is on August 29.

136 boxers are representing 31 nations in Madrid.

Click on Irish names for draw sheets below.




European Women’s Elite Championships Madrid, Spain August 22/31

August 25

Last 32

51kg Ceire Smith (Ireland) v Krisztina Beri (Hungary)

August 26

Last 16

60kg Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) v Dominika Ciklova (Czech Republic)


75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Ireland) v Tetiana Petrovich (Ukraine)

August 27

Last 16

69kg Christina Desmond (Ireland) v Anna Van Leeuwen (Netherlands)

Irish squad

51kg: Ceire Smith (Cavan/Virginia)
60kg: Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan)
69kg: Christina Desmond (Fr Horgan’s)
75kg: Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea)

Team manager: JP Kinsella

Coaches: Zaur Antia and Damain Kennedy

Physio; David Cooke