Shannon Sweeney and Caitlin Fryers have become the 8th and 9th Team Ireland boxers to win through to the Women’s European Championship Quarter Finals.
Shannon was first in action today, against Gayane Ter-Bargseghyan of Armenia in bout two. Shannon was dominant from the off, and comes away with a 5-0 decision on a scoreline of 25:30, 25:30, 26:30, 26:30
Light fly, Caitlin Fryers, contested for a place in her weight’s QF against England’s Savannah Alifia Stubley in the evening session’s openning bout. Cailtin battled back after losing the first round, and progresses following a 3-2 split – 25:30, 25:30, 26:30, 26:30, 24:30.
5 Team Ireland boxers contest for at least a bronze medal on Tuesday – Shannon Sweeney is back in action, boxing for a podium place against Slovakia’s Nicole Durikova in bout 2 of the afternoon session. Flyweight Carly McNaul meets Italy’s Olena Savchuk in her QF in bout 8 of the same session. 57kg Micheala Walsh contests against Romania’s Claudia Nechita in bout 10.
In the evening session, 63kg Amy Broadhurst boxes Serbia’s Milena Matovic in bout 3. That will be followed in bout 10 by Christina Desmond’s quarter final bout against Sweden’s Hanna Ingrid Malena Hede.
Day Five programme:
Olympian, 75kg Aoife O’Rourke will meet Turkey’s Busra Isildar in her Quarter Final on Wednesday’s evening session. Reigning lightweight Olympic champion, Kellie Harrington is also back in the ring on Wednesday, as are welterweight, Kaci Rock, against Germany and 50kg Caitlin Fryers.
31 nations and 164 boxers are taking part in the tournament in Budva, Montenegro: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and Wales.
Team Ireland Squad
48kg: Shannon Sweeney, St. Anne’s, Mayo
50kg: Caitlin Fryers, Immaculata BC, Belfast
52kg: Carly McNaul, Ormeau Road BC, Belfast
54kg: Niamh Fay, Phoenix of Ballyboughal BC, Dublin
57kg: Michaela Walsh, Emerald BC, Belfast
60kg: Kellie Harrington, St. Mary’s BC, Dublin
63kg: Amy Broadhurst, St. Bronagh’s ABC, Newry
66kg: Kaci Rock, Enniskerry BC, Wicklow
70kg: Christina Desmond, Dungarvan BC/Garda BC
75kg: Aoife O’Rourke, Olympic BC, Galway
Drawsheets for Team Ireland are here
Day One results are here
Day Two results are here
Day Three, session 6 results:
Day Three, session 7 results: