3 More Wins For Team Ireland At The European Youth Championships

Image: Team Ireland’s Laura Moran/ Bulgarian Boxing Federation

3 wins for Team Ireland on Day Four of the European Youth Championships in Sofia, Buglaria

70kg Laura Moran, making her tournament debut, was dominant throughout her bout against Fatma Erol of Turkey, forcing a standing count in Round 2, winning by way of Round 3 RSC.

Team Captain, Bobbi Flood, at 71kg, similarly, left no doubt as to the dominant boxer in his bout against Giorgi Akhalala of Georgia, with a 5-0 win.

Team Ireland’s Bobbi Flood.

In Ring B’s evening session, 57kg John Donoghue boxed out of the red corner when he contested against England’s Frankie Wood, in a testy bout. The Irish boxer came away with a 5-0 win.

Team Ireland’s John Donoghue.

Jason Nevin (60kg) boxed out of the blue corner against Ukraine’s Oleksandr Yarovyi in Ring A’s afternoon session – and the decision went to the boxer in red. Team Captain, 57kg Yasmin Meredith, boxed in the same ring and session when she met Asya Ari of Germany; she, also, came out the wrong side of a unanimous decision, after contesting with style. 63.5kg Tommy McDonnell took on Artur Mkrtchyan of Armenia, and it wasn’t to be for Tommy on this occasion. All three boxers put in impressive performances.

Image: Buglarian Boxing Federation

6 Irish boxers contest on Day Five of the tournament, including 3 making their tournament debuts; Katie O’Keeffe, Emma Keating and Cliona Darcy

Afternoon Session

Ring A

Bout 3: 50kg – Katie O’Keeffe V Pia Jarvinen, Finland-Quarter Final

Bout 10: 75kg – Emma Keating V Sunniva Hofstad, Norway – Quarter Final

Ring B

Bout 11: 54kg- Shakira Donoghue V Teresa Sannino, Italy- Quarter Final

Evening Session

Ring A:

Bout 7: 48kg -Georgia McGovern V Kata Pap, Hungary – Quarter Final.

Ring B:

Bout 8: 70kg -Laura Moran V Madison Adkins England – Quarter Final

Bout 10: 81kg – Cliona Darcy V Zsofia Szira, Hungary – Quarter Final

Team Ireland has already secured one medal, courtesy of 81kg, Dearbhla Tinnelly, who has won through to her semi-final. That takes place in Wednesday’s afternoon session.

The tournament, involving 400 boxers from 40 countries, is being live-streamed by EUBC on its YouTube channel, and links for boxing on Day Five will be issued on Monday morning. The afternoons session begins at 12pm, Irish time, and the evening session at 4pm.

Team Ireland Squad:
48kg: Georgia McGovern, Setanta              

48kg: Patsy Joyce, Olympic                           

50kg: Katie O’Keefe, Kanturk                 

51kg: Adam McKenna, Holy Family          

52kg: Esther Lambe, Setanta

54kg: Shakira Donoghue, Templemore 

54kg: Gavin Ryan, Ratoath                        

57kg: Yasmin Meredith, Corinthians: Team Captain        

57kg: John Donoghue, St Michaels Athy

60kg: Jason Nevin, Olympic

63kg: Winnie McDonagh, Neilstown              

63.5kg: Tom McDonnell, Docklands                             

66kg: Gabrielle Mongan, Whitechurch          

67kg: Jim Donovan, Our Lady of Lourdes

70kg: Laura Moran, St Annes

71kg: Bobbi Flood, Cabra: Team Captain.                                   

75kg: Emma Keating, Paulstown                            

75kg: Joshua Olaniyan, Jobstown                             

80kg: Ryan Murphy, Neilstown                             

81kg: Dearbhla Tinnelly, Clann Naofa     

81+kg: Cliona Darcy, Tobar Pheadair   

86kg: Nathan Ojo, Esker

92kg: David J McDonagh, Olympic               

92+kg: Bernie Cawley, St David’s, Naas

Team Ireland/Bulgarian Boxing Federation

Team Manager:          

Anna Moore 


James Doyle 

Liam Cunningham 

Aoife Hennigan 

Gerard McDaid 

Jim O’Neill

R & J:                          

Martin O’Neill 

Tournament Schedule

Draw sheets for all Team Ireland boxers are available here

Day One Session results are here

Day Two Session results are here

Day Three Session results are here

Session 13 results

Session 14 results

Session 15 results

Session 16 results

Image: Bulgarian Boxing Federation