3 wins for Team Ireland on Day Five of the World Youth Championships.

Team Ireland secured 3 wins on the fifth day of action at the World Youth Championships in La Nucia, Spain.

48kg Georgia McGovern begianproceedings against the Domican Republic’s Novoanny Franciso Nunez in bout 2 of Ring A’s morning session. Georgia leaves the tournament following a round one RSC. Middleweight TJ King returned to the ring in Bout 11, against home boxer Juan Ramon Larrosa Inza, and wins forward to the next round by way of a 4-1 split decision.

In the afternoon session, 50kg Caoimhe Kinsella faced Japan’s Juni Tonegawa in Ring A’s bout 4, and came out the wrong side of a 4-1 split decision, scored 29:28, 29:28, 28:29, 29:28, 30:27. Over in Ring B, bantamweight Gavin Ryan mets Kazakhstan’s Zhandaulet Sarsbenayve in bout 7. Gavin claimed his second win of the tournament with a 4-1 split. The judges scores the bout 28:29, 28:29, 27:30, 27:30, 29:28.

In Ring B’s evening session, bantamweight Shakira Donoghue met England’s Jayne Bardauskas in bout 2 – she leaves the tournment following a a second round RSC. In bout 10, Team Co-Captain Jim Donovan returned to the ring for the second time for his welterweight bout against Serbia’s Uros Cingelic, which he claimed via 5-0 decision.

Day Six

6 Team Ireland boxers will contest bouts on Sunday

Heavyweight, David McDonagh takes on Uzbekistan’s Aynazar Kenesbaev in bout 11 of Ring A’s morning session. In Ring B, featherweight Rebecca Kavanagh opens proceedings against Japan’s Aki Yamazaki.

In Ring B’s afternoon session, flyweight Esther Lambe meets India’s Satyajit Devika Ghorpade in bout 5; while in bout 7, welterweight Gabrielle Mongan takes on Venuzuela’s Juliannys Nazare Alvarez Franco.

In Ring A’s evening session, featherweight Roy Farrelly is back in action for this third contest, against Uzbekistan’s Bakhtiyor Asadov in bout 4. In bout 5, clubmate, lightweight Lee McEvoy takes on Cuba’s Pol Liexter Cantero.

Session 16A and 16B programme

Session 17A and 17B programme

Session 18A and 18B programme


Sessions 16A, 17A and 18A

Sessions 16B, 17B and 18B

Team Ireland Squad


48kg Thady Patsy Joyce, Olympic L, Westmeath

51kg Jack Harkin, Oakleaf BC, Derry

54kg Gavin Ryan, Ratoath BC, Meath

57kg Roy Farrelly, Avona BC, Dublin

60kg Lee McEvoy, Avona BC, Dublin

63.5kg Conor McCrory, Townland ABC.

67kg James Donovan, OLOL, Limerick

71kg Bobbi Flood, Cabra BC, Dublin

75kg TJ King, Phoenix of Ballyboughal, Dublin

80kg Ryan Murphy, Neilstown, Dublin

86kg Nathan Ojo, Esker, Dublin

92kg David McDonagh, Olympic BC, Galway

92+ Bernard Cawley, St. David’s BC, Naas


48kg Georgia McGovern, Setanta L, Kildare

50kg Caoimhe Kinsella, St Anthony’s/Pats, Wexford

52kg Esther Lambe, Setanta L, Kildare

54kg Shakira Donoghue, Templemore, Tipperary

57kg Rebecca Kavanagh, Mulhuddart,

60kg Yasmin Meredith, Corinthians BC, Dublin

63kg Rebecca Collins, Baldoyle, Dublin

66kg Gabrielle Mongan, Whitechurch, Dublin

70kg Laura Moran, St Anne’s, Mayo

81kg Dearbhla Tinnelly, Clann Naofa, Louth

81+kg Cliona D’Arcy, Tobar Pheadair, Galway

Team Manager: Francis Keeling

Team Manager: Bernadette Lannon

Coach: Lynne McEnery

Coach: Michael Mongan

Coach: Liam Cunningham

Draw sheets are available here

Day One results are available here

Day Two results are available here

Day Three results are available here

Day Four results are available here

Session 13A results: not yet issed by IBA

Session 13B results

Session 14 A results

Session 14B results

Session 15A results – not yet issued by IBA

Session 15B results – not yet issued by IBA