3 Team Ireland boxers win through to STRANDJA finals.

Three Team Ireland boxer have won through to their respective finals at the 74th STRANDJA Memorial Tournament in Bulgaria.

Reigning Olympic and European lightweight champion, Kellie Harrington – boxing at light welter – contested her semi final against France, and came away with the 5-0 decision. Her bout was followed by the meeting of 2022 World, European and Commonwealth Games champ, 66kg Amy Broadhurst, and China. Amy was likewise dominant in winning through to her final. Elite champion and European silver medallist, Christina Desmond, will also box for gold tomorrow, after a 5-0 win over India.

80kg Kelyn Cassidy comes home with bronze, following a tough contest against Armenia, and an agonising 4-1 split decision.

Kellie will meet The Netherlands, Amy contests against Germany and Christina will box Poland in Sunday’s finals – bouts 7,8 and 9 in Ring A’s Afternoon session:

There are a record 450 boxers from 42 nations contesting the competition, organised and operated by the Bulgarian Boxing Federation.


The Bulgarian Boxing Federation is streaming all bouts live, on its YouTube Channel.

Ring A:

Team Ireland


51kg Sean Mari, Monkstown, Dublin/Defence Forces

54kg Dylan Eagleson, St. Paul’s, Antrim

57kg Adam Hession, Monivea BC

57kg Jude Gallagher, Two Castles ABC

Dean Clancy, Sean McDermott BC

71kg Aidan Walsh, Emerald BC

71kg Dean Walsh, St. Joseph’s/St Ibar’s BC

80kg Kelyn Cassidy, Saviours Crystal BC

92kg Jack Marley, Monkstown, Dublin


50kg Carly McNaul, Ormeau Road BC

50kg Caitlin Fryers, Immaculata BC

54kg Niamh Fay, Phoenix of Ballyboughal BC

54kg Jennifer Lehane, DCU BC

57kg Kelsey Leonard, Unit 3, Naas, BC

63kg Kellie Harrington, St. Mary’s, Dublin

66kg Grainne Walsh, Spartacus BC

66kg Amy Broadhurst, St. Bronagh’s BC

70kg Christina Desmond, Dungarvan BC/Garda

75kg Aoibhe Carabine, Geesala BC

Team Lead: Zauri Antia

Head Coach: John Conlan


Eoin Pluck

Noel Burke

Lynne McEnery

Physio: Rob Tuomey

R&J: Paul McMahon

Draws are available here

Day One results are here

Day Two results are here

Day Three results are here

Day Four results are here

Quarter Final results are here

Semi Finals session 21A results

Semi Finals session 22B results

Semi Finals session 23A results

Semi Finals session 24B results