6 Team Ireland boxers win through to European Junior Championship finals.

10 Team Ireland boxers contest their semi finals at the European Junior Championships in Italy today – 6 go forward to Tuesday’s finals and 4 with come home with bronze medals

44-46kg Sophie Curley Gray (Dealgan) was first between the ropes, contesting against Turkey’s Eylul Rabia Duman. The final scores were *28:28, *28:28, 29:27, 27:29, 29:27. Following two scores on two judges cards, the Turkish boxer was selected as they preferred winner, and a 4-1 decision. Sophie comes home with a bronze medal.

Flyweight Grace Conway Dowling (Tredagh) also met Turkish opposition in her bout, in Humeyra Balta. Grace recorded a 5-0 win, and a place in the finals. The final score was 30:26, 30:25, 29:27, 30:27, 30:27. She meets England’s Catherine Alice Pumphrey in Bout 3 of the afternoon session of Tuesday’s finals

Next up was bantam weight, Niamh Keogh (Olympic L), who contested against Croatia’s Lana Paljusic. Niamh came away with a 5-0 decision (30:27,30:27, 30:26, 30:27, 30:27). She boxes her final against England’s Ella Mae Lonsdale in Bout 5 of Tuesday’s afternoon session.

60kg Ava Henry (Docklands) met home boxer, Ginevra Muzzi; the scoreline of 30:27, 30:27, 30:27, 30:27
29:28 and the 5-0 decision sees Ava through to the finals, where she meets Poland’s Kinga Krowka in Bout 7 of the afternoon session.

75kg Mary McDonagh (Sliabh Luachra) contested against Turkey’s Eylul Tusen Onem. Mary, boxing out of the blue corner, recorded a 5-0 win. The judges scored the bout 27:30, 28:29, 27:30, 27:30, 27:30. She meets Ukraine’s Anastasiia Taran in Tuesday final, which takes place at Bout 10.

44-46kg Alfie Jordan (Olympic L) boxed his semi final against England’s Thomas John Varey. The English boxer was the 5-0 winner (29:28, 29:28, 29:28, 29:28, 30:27). Alfie comes home with a bronze medal.

52kg John Harty (Portlaoise) boxed Armenia’s Erik Armstamyan. John comes home with bronze, following a 3-0 decision in favour of his opponent – 29:27, 29:27, 28:28, 29:27, 28:28.

66kg Tadhg O’Donnell (Four Kings) boxed Italy’s Francesco Savarese in his semi final. Tadhg was the 5-0 victor (26:30, 27:30, 27:30, 27:30, 27:30) and contests his final against Poland’s Pawel Fabian Urbankski in the evening session’s 10th bout

In today’s semi final evening session, 48kg Jamie Collins (Drimnagh) took on England’s Riza Mohammad Riza and progresses to Tuesday’s finals following a 3-2 split decision win – 28:29, 28:29, 29:28, 28:29
30:26. He meets home boxer, Antonio Fortunato Marsala in bout 3 of the finals evening session

63kg Cillian Reilly Lennon (Jobstown) fought Greece’s Emmanouil Fotiadis. Cillian comes home with bronze following a Round 2 RSC.

Team Ireland is ranked 3rd out of 32 countries in the overall medals table; joint second in the girl’s medals table, and joint 3rd in the boy medals tables. In all, 353 boxers are contesting the tournament on Montelsilvano

Finals programme.


The tournament is being live-streamed by the EUBC on its YouTube channel, here. Links, per ring and session, will be issued closer to boxing.

Team Ireland Squad

Male Boxers:

1. 44-46kg Alfie Jordan (Olympic L)

2. 48kg Jamie Collins (Drimnagh)

3. 50kg Calvin Doyle (Olympic L)

4. 52kg Johnny Harty (Portlaoise)

5. 54kg James Kelly (Holy Trinity)

6. 57kg Callum Carrager (Tredagh)

7. 60kg Ryan Jenkins (Olympic L)

8. 63kg Cillian Reilly (Jobstown)

9. 66kg Tadhg O’Donnell (Four Kings)

10. 70kg Charlie Valbergs (Cherry Orchard). Team Captain

11. 75kg Dylan McShane (St Pauls A)

12. 80kg Jack Teggart Weatherall (St Pauls A)

13. 80+kg Adam Olaniyan (Jobstown)

Female Boxers

1. 44-46kg Sophie Curley Gray (Dealgan)

2. 50kg Grace Conway (Tredagh)

3. 52kg Carlagh Peake (Ballyhaunis)

4. 54kg Niamh Keogh (Olympic L)

5. 57kg Siofra Lawless (Liberty)

6. 60kg Ava Henry (Docklands) Team Captain,

7. 63kg Kayleigh Whelan (Avona)

8. 66kg Sarah Murphy (St Brigids L)

9. 70kg Jodie Byrne (St Teresa’s)

10. 75kg Mary McDonagh (Sliabh Luachra)

11. 80kg Shauna Crehan (Dunboyne)

Team Manager

Martin Fennessy


1. Ralph McKay

2. Liam Cunningham

3. Paul O’Toole

4. Linda Morgan


Philip Hollowed

Drawsheets 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 here

Day Five results are here

Session 21 A results

Session 22 B results

Session 23 A results

Session 24 B results

Competition schedule: