4 more medals in the bag for Team Ireland at the European Schools Championship.

Team Ireland has boosted their European Schools Championships medal haul, again.

The team was, after Day Four’s action, guaranteed 7 medals from the European Schools Championships. That’s increased to 11, today.

54kg Sophie Lawlor (Wexford CBS) took on IBAC boxer, Bara Rosyvkova and gains a bronze following a 5-0 decision – the judges scored the bout 29:27, 30:26, 30:26, 30:27, 30:25. 50kg Jason Donoghue (Olympic L) conted against Romania’s Lazar Adely-Petrisor and will also bring home hardware after his UD win – 30:27, 30:27, 30:27, 29:28, 30:27. 75kg John Ward ( Monivea) was the 4-1 winner (28:29, 29:28, 28:29, 27:30, 28:29) over Georgia’s Saba Nebadze. 90kg Jake Fitzgerald (Dungarvan) is also a medalist, following his 5-0 win over IBAG boxer, Leon Prekopuca. Judges scored the bout 30:27, 30:27, 30:27, 29:28, 29:28. Not to be for 51kg Ruth Dossen (Olympic Galway), who against England’s Letitia McKee. The 5-0 decision (27:30, 27:30, 28:29, 27:30, 27:30) went to the English boxer.

Day Six

8 more Team Ireland boxers are in action on Tuesday – one is assured of a medal, and 7 more will seek to gain a place on the podium.

Co-flag bearer 36kg Louise Joyce (Olympic L) opens her campaign at the tournament with at least a bronze medal in the bag, following a semi-finals bye. She meets Ukraine’s Olha Misko in Ring A’s Bout 1. 42kg Carley O’Herron (Rochfordbridge ) is back in action in Bout 8 – she meets England’s Lily Bassett. In the next bout, 44kg Aleigha Murphy (Crumlin) contests against Poland’s Amelia Urban. In Bout 14. 57kg Kaysie Joyce (Clonmel) steps between the ropes against Turkey’s Naz Irem Ozdemir, while in Bout 17, 60kg Isabelle Hawkins (St Nicholas) boxes Croatia’s Tia Zadravec. 64kg Cassie Henderson (Phoenix Antrim) is also a quarter finalist and makes her tournament debut against Oliwia Kummer of Poland in bout 19

54kg Darren O’Toole ( Enniskerry ) is back in action in Ring B’s 7, against Ukraine’s Hie Khoroshevskyi. In Bout 19, 63kg Darragh Ryan( Drimnagh ) takes on England’s William Loveridge. 66kg Peter McGee (St Conleths ) boxes in Bout 24 against Ukraine’s Mykyta Koval

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 Six programme

Yet to box is 70kg Ava Lannon (Dungarvan), who 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: 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

Day Three results are available here

Day Four results are available here

Session 5A results

Session 5B results