3 more wins for Team Ireland at the European Schools Championship.

Team Ireland have claimed two more wins at the European Schools Championship in Maribor, Slovenia.

The first Irish boxer in action today was 44kg Kalib Walsh, who took on Mate Voloshin of Georgia. It was a tough bout, but the Georgia came away with the 4-1 split win – judges scored the bout 27:30, 27:30
29:28, 27:30, 27:30. Next up was 46kg Padraig Walsh (Immaculata), against Owen McCann of England and the English boxer was awarded the 5-0 decision – 29:28, 30:27, 29:28, 30:27, 29:28.

50kg Jason Donoghue Maher (Olympic L) made his tournament debut against Turkey’s Baris Fuat Ogul and was the UD winner. Judges scored the bout 27:30, 27:30, 27:30, 27:30, 27:30. 54kg Darren O’Toole (Enniskerry) recorded the most decisive of wins over Cerim Hoxhaj of Croatia – a second round RSC

Day Four

40kg Kayleigh Hodnett (St Josephs L) is the first boxer in action on Sunday – she meets Petroula Angeliki Sdouga of Greece in Bout 6 of Ring A. In Bout 10, 42kg Carley O’Herron (Rochfordbridge ) contests against Poland’s Wiktoria Jarguga. In Bout 12 44kg Aleigha Murphy (Crumlin) meets Selina Cukur of IBA Germany. Five bouts later, 46kg Ella Archbold (Ballybrack) boxers Turkey’s Naz Sude Efil. And in Bout 22, 48kg Paige Nickles (Banbridge), faces Ukrainian opposition in the form of Myroslava Yefremova.

In Ring B’s Bout 7, 57kg James Rooney (St John Bosco ABC, Belfast), having received a bye, meets Romania’s Ulmeanu Florin-Nelu. In Bout 15 66kg Peter McGee (St Conleths )is between the ropes against Croatia’s Luka Glucina.

The tournament is being live-streamed by the EUBC on YouTube, and links will become available before the beginning of boxing at 2pm Irish time.

Day Four programme:

A handful of Team Ireland boxers have yet to open their accounts at the tournament, by virtue of byes – 90kg Jake Fitzgerald (Dungarvan) contests IBA Germany boxer on Monday. Co-flag bearer 36kg Louise Joyce (Olympic L), the lightest boxer on the team, is already a medalist – won’t step between the ropes until August 22nd – she’ll meet Ukraine at the semi-final stage and will come home with at least a bronze medal. 54kg Sophie Lawlor (Wexford CBS) has a bye to the quarter finals, and contests against IBA Czech Republic/Czechia on Monday. 64kg Cassie Henderson (Phoenix Antrim) is also a quarter finalist and makes her tournament debut against Poland on Tuesday. 70kg Ava Lannon (Dungarvan) is also a medalist, and begins her championships at semi-final stage, following a bye. She’ll meet the winner of Greece Vs. Ukraine on August 23rd.

Central Council took the independent decision to field a team at this tournament at its meeting in July, following a review of all federations contesting previous underage European Championships this year. This review included the ongoing European Junior Championships, where competitor nations include Ukraine, England, Scotland and Wales.

Central Council is mindful of the fact that Irish athletes cannot contest against Russian or Belarussian athletes boxing under their own flag, and wanted to ensure there was as low a probability as possible of an Irish boxer being drawn against such an opponent.

Team Ireland European School Championship Squad

36kg Louise Joyce (Olympic L)

40kg Kayleigh Hodnett(St Josephs L)

42kg Carley O’Herron (Rochfordbridge )

44kg Aleigha Murphy (Crumlin)

46kg Ella Archbold (Ballybrack)

48kg Paige Nickles (Banbridge)

51kg Ruth Dossen (Olympic Galway)

54kg Sophie Lawlor (Wexford CBS)

57kg Kaysie Joyce (Clonmel)

60kg Isabelle Hawkins (St Nicholas)

64kg Cassie Henderson (Phoenix Antrim)

70kg Ava Lannon (Dungarvan)

40kg Rylee Finn (St Nicholas )

42kg Comghnall Guerrine ( Sacred Heart  D)

44kg Kalib Walsh ( Wexford CBS )

46kg Padraig Walsh ( Immaculata )

48kg Conan McSorley ( Two Castles )

50kg Jason Donoghue ( Olympic L )

52kg Kai Dynes Murphy (Immaculata)

54kg Darren O’Toole ( Enniskerry )

57kg James Rooney (St John Bosco ABC, Belfast)

63kg Darragh Ryan( Drimnagh )

66kg Peter McGee (St Conleths )

70kg Senan Kennedy ( Cabra )

75kg John Ward ( Monivea)

90kg Jake Fitzgerald (Dungarvan)

Team Manager: Bernadette Lannon

Team Manager: Francis Keeling

Coach: Lynne McEnery

Coach: Aoife Hennigan

Coach: Paul Simpson

Coach: Garry Kehoe

R&J: Martin O’Neill

Draws are available here

Day One results are available here

Day Two results are available here

Session 3A results:

Session 3 B results