4 Team Ireland boxers will contest STRANDJA semi finals.

Two Team Ireland boxers have won through from today’s Quarter Finals, to the semi finals and podium finishes.

66kg Amy Broadhurst contested against former World silver medalist, Canada’s Charlie Cavanagh. She came away with at least a bronze medal, and will boxer her semi final tomorrow. Also joining her on the STRANDJA tournament podium is 80kg Kelyn Cassidy, who won through following a 3-2 split against Serbia.

Contesting their third bouts of the tournament were 54kg boxers Niamh Fay and Jennifer Lehane. Niamh boxed against Poland, and exits the competition after a 4-1 split in favour of her opponent. Jenny met the USA for the second time at the tournament, and her opponent progresses following a 5-0 win. 51kg Sean Mari, who met Uzbekistan following a prelim win against Algeria yesterday – the UD went his opponent’s way.

Team Ireland was already guaranteed two medals – Olympic lightweight champ, Kellie Harrington, meets France in the 63kg semi finals on Saturday, and European silver medallist, Christina Desmond, boxes her semi on the same day against India.

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. Links, per ring, become available daily before boxing begins.

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

Session 17A results

Session 18B results

Session 20A results

Session 20B results