6 Ireland boxers to vie for medal upgrade at the European Youth Championships.

Ireland’s medal tally at the European Youth Championships in Croatia has risen to 6, following the final day of Quarter Finals.

63.5kg Ryan Jenkins assured himself of at least a bronze, following his5-0 win over Greece’s Emmanouil Fotiadis. Judges scored the bout 26:29; 26:29; 26:29; 25:30; 25:30. Bout 6 of Ring B’s Evening Session, 71kg Tadhg O’Donnell stepped between the ropes to contest against Armenia’s Marat Mikaelyan, and finished the bout with a podium place following a UD. Judges scored the bout 28:29; 27:30; 28:29; 27:30; 27:30.

48kg Scott Thompson was first up of Ireland’s boxers today, meeting Azerbaijan’s Nazarov Bilalhabasi in bout 4 of Ring A’s Afternoon Session. Scott put in a valiant performance, but the 5-0 decision went to the Azerbaijani boxer – 29:28; 30:27; 30:27; 30:27; 30:27. In Bout 8 of the same ring and session, 60kg Jack Jonson boxec Djemmal Mohamed Ali Djamel of France. He exits the tournament after a UD. Judges scored the bout 27:30; 27:30; 28:29; 27:30; 28:29.

33 countries and 330 boxers are contesting the competition, in Porec, Croatia. Participation federations are Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, IBA – B, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, England, Estonia, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine

Semi Finals

6 Ireland boxers will vie to up-grade their medals in Friday’s semi finals. First up, in Bout 3 of Ring B’s Afternoon Session is 52kg Grace Conway Dowling – she boxes Madalina Grabucea of Italy for a place in the finals. In Bout 7 of the same ring and session, Team Co-Captain 63kg Ava Rose Henry contests against Poland’s Kinga Krowka to change the colour of her medal. In the subsequent bout (Bout 8), 66kg Kyla Doyle Byrne meets Italy’s Annamaria Del Giorno in her semi final.

In Ring A’s Evening Session, 71kg Tadgh O’Donnell is in against John Joe Carrigan of England. In Ring B’s Bout 6, 63.5kg Ryan Jenkins boxes Ukraine’s Artur Kuzmenko. Team Co-Captain, 92+kg Adam Olaniyan also meets opposition, in the form of Oleksandr Sliesariev.

Afternoon Sessions begin at 1pm, and Evening Sessions at 5.30pm.



Ring A

Ring B


48kg Tiffany Spencer, Jobstown BC, Dublin

50kg Carlagh Peake, Ballyhaunis BC, Mayo.

52kg Grace Conway Dowling, Tredagh BC, Louth

54kg Nicole Kinsella, St. Mary’s BC, NR, Wexford

63kg Ava Henry, Dublin Docklands BC.

66kg Kyla Doyle Byrne, Whitechurch BC, Dublin

48kg Scott Thompson, Spartans BC, Antrim

51kg Jamie Collins, Drimnagh BC, Dublin

54kg Kai Ducque, Avona BC, Dublin

57kg Martin McDonagh, Avona BC, Dublin.

60kg Jack Johnson, Marble City BC, Kilkenny

63.5kg Ryan Jenkins, Olympic BC, Westmeath

67kg Ryan Connolly, Setanta BC, Kildare.

71kg Tadhg O’Donnell, Four Kings BC, Wicklow.

92+kg Adam Olaniyan, Jobstown BC, Dublin.

Team Manager: Anna Moore

Coach: Liam Cunningham

Coach: Amanda Spencer

Coach: Garry Kehoe

Coach: Ralph McKay

R&J: Stephen Kelly

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

Day Five results are available here

Day Six results are available here

Day Seven results are available here

Session 19A results

Session 20B results

Session 21A results

Session 22B results