Niamh Fay, contesting at 57kg, opened the day’s proceedings for Team Ireland with a decisive 3-0 (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) win over Poland’s Żaklina Kociolek – she has guaranteed herself at least a silver in the process, and will meet home boxer, Julia Szeremeta in her final on Saturday.
It will be an all-Ireland 66kg final as both Lisa O’Rourke and Grainne Walsh won their semi finals. Lisa, with a UD win over (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) France’s Emilie Sonvico and Grainne, in the subsequent bout, with a 2-1 split win (29-28, 29-28, 27-30) over Poland’s Aneta Rygielska.
71kg Jon McConnell comes home with a bronze medal, following his semi final against Poland’s Damian Durkacz. The split decision went in favour of the home boxer.
3 more Team Ireland boxers contest their semi finals on Friday. First up is Patryk Adamus, who will meet home boxer Mikoła Manka in Bout 2. Next up is 63.5kg JP Hale, who contests against England’s Joseph Tyers in Bout 5, and 80kg Gabriel Dossen contests his 3rd fight of the tournament against Belgium’s Noa Hadjit in Bout 13. Boxing gets underway at 2pm, Irish time.
The tournament is being live-streamed here, and links per session are published on the day of boxing.
50kg Shannon Sweeney, St Anne’s, Westport
57kg Niamh Fay, Phoenix of Ballyboughal
66kg Grainne Walsh, St Mary’s, Tallaght
66kg Lisa O’Rourke, Olympic BC, Galway
57kg Patryk Adamus, Drimnagh BC
63.5kg John Paul Hale, Star BC
71kg Jon McConnell, Holy Trinity BC
80kg Gabriel Dossen, Olympic BC Galway.
Team Manager: Sean Crowley
Head Coach: Damian Kennedy
Coach: Ross Hickey
Physio: Ciara McCallion
R&J: Derek Rice
Draws are available here
Day One results are available here
Day Two results are available here
Day Three results: