Irish boxing claimed 41 medals in 238 days of World, European and Olympic Youth competition in 2o18 in a vintage year for the sport.

The haul from eight months of competition versus the world’s finest is 10 gold, 11 silver and 20 bronze, an average of just above five medals per month.

Kellie Harrington topped the lot in New Delhi last month after winning the World Elite lightweight title, the sixth time that Ireland has taken home the 60kg crown which Kate Taylor won five times.

Ireland and Germany were the only European nations to earn gold in New Delhi.

Meanwhile, Irish boxing finished in top ten positions in the medals tables in seven of the nine tournaments entered in 2018.

Antrim bantam Walker beat England’s European Elite champion Peter McGrail in the EU final in Valladolid, Spain last month, with Ireland finishing out the year on a high note with two major Elite titles.


AIBA World Women’s Elite Championships India (November)

Medals Table Finish – 6th

60kg K Harrington (St Mary’s, Dublin) (Gold)

European Union Men’s Elite Championships Spain (November)

Medals Table Finish – 4th

56kg K Walker (Canal BC,Antrim) (Gold)
69kg K Molloy (Oughterard BC, Galway) (Bronze)

European Junior Men’s and Women’s Championships Russia (October)

Medals table finish – 3rd


54kg E Mai-Gartland (Clonmel, Tipperary) (Gold)
57kg L Dempsey (Ryston, Kildare) (Gold)
60kg S Glynn (Cloghan, Offaly) (Silver)
70kg L O’Rourke (Castlerea, Roscommon) (Silver)
63kg L Murphy (Togher, Cork) (Bronze)
66kg L Gallen (Raphoe, Donegal) (Bronze)
46kg B Quilligan (Rathkeale, Limerick) (Bronze)
75kg K Doyle (St Brigids Kildare) (Bronze)
80+kg K Goad (Cahen Vale, Kerry) (Bronze)

80kg P Myers (Sligo City) (Silver)
46kg M Donohue (St Michaels Athy, KIldare) (Bronze)
52kg J McConnell (Holy Trinity, Antrim) (Bronze)
57kg B O’Connor (Sliabh Luachra, Kerry) (Bronze)

Youth Olympics Argentina (October)

Medals table finish – 15th

57kg D Rooney (Sean McDermott BC, Leitrim) (Bronze)

AIBA World Men’s and Women’s Youth Championships Hungary (August)

Medals Table Finish 18th

49kg J Gallagher (Two Castles, Tyrone) (Bronze)

World Men’s and Women’s Youth Championships Budapest, Hungary (August)

Medals table finish: 17th

49kg J Gallagher (Two Castles, Tyrone) (Bronze)

European Women’s Elite Championships Bulgaria (June)

Medals tables finish – 9th

57kg M Walsh (Monkstown, Antrim) (Bronze)
60kg K Harrington (St Mary’s, Dublin) (Bronze)

European Schoolboy & Schoolgirl Championships Bulgaria (May)

Medals table finish – 2nd

54kg Y Meredith (Glasnevin, Dublin) (Gold)
57kg K Crowley (Erne, Fermanagh) (Gold)
63kg W Christina McDonagh (Neilstown, Dublin) (Gold)
67kg D Tinnelly (Clann Naofa, Louth) (Silver)
70kg N McJin-Igelige (Clann Naofa, Louth) (Silver)
36kg K O’Keeffe (Kanturk, Cork) (Bronze)
42kg N Jackman (Paulstown, Kilkenny) (Bronze)
45kg R Kelly (Ballynacargy, Sligo) (Bronze)
48kg R Murran (St Brigids Kildare) (Bronze)


40kg M Faulkner (Northside, Cork) (Gold)
50kg J Donovan (OLOL, Limerick) (Silver)
76kg C Darcy (Callan, Kilkenny) (Silver)
54kg J Fay (Swords, Dublin) (Bronze)
72kg T Meade (Kilnamanagh, Dublin) (Bronze)

European Men’s and Women’s Youth Championships Italy (April)

Medals table finish – 5th

48kg D Moorehouse (Enniskerry BC, Wicklow) (Gold)
57kg D Rooney (Sean McDermott, Leitrim) (Silver)
64kg E Igharo (Clann Naofa, Louth) (Silver)
75kg L Kelly (St Brigid’s Edenderry) (Bronze)

52kg D Clancy (Ballinacarrow, Sligo) (Silver)
49kg J Gallagher (Two Castles, Tyrone) (Bronze)

European U/22 Men’s and Women’s Championships Romania (March/April)

Medals table finish – 10th


60kg A Broadhurst (Dealgan, Louth) (Gold)
75kg A O’Rourke (Castlerea, Roscommon) (Silver)