Birthday girl Amy Broadhurst, pictured on top of the podium,claimed her second successive European U/22 gold in Russia this morning.

The Dundalk lightweight beat Italy’s Rebecca Nicoli on a 4-1 split decision on St Patrick’s Day in a double celebration for the Irish Elite champion who celebrates her birthday today.

“Great win for Amy who has been outstanding throughout these Championships,” said Irish team manager Stephen Molloy. “She can now enjoy her birthday with team mate Niamh Earley whose birthday is also today. Another gold medal for Amy, great day for the Irish.”

Broadhurst won four fights at the tournament en route to the top of the podium and her fifth European gold medal.

Nicoli, who was also aiming for successive gold – she won the light-welter title at the European U/22s in 2018 – earned one 30-27 score in the all southpaw final

But Broadhurst, whose accuracy and cleaner shots throughout the three-rounder won the day, claimed four 29-28 scores to take the 60kg belt.

Irish coach Dmitry Dimitruk and coachin staff Philip Keogh and Antia Just, hailed Broadhurst’s performance. The Dealgan BC won four fights in Russia.

The emotional Irish Elite champion, who received a very sporting congratulations from the Italian corner after her victory, said she was over the moon.

Proude dad and coach Tony Broadhurst said that it doesn’t get much better for an Irish boxer than winning a major European medal on Paddy’s Day.

Team Ireland are due to arrive home at 9.10pm on Monday evening via Dublin Airport (Aeroflot).


European U/22 Men’s and Women’s Championships Vladikavkaz, Russia

March 17


60kg Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) beat Rebecca Nicoli (Italy) 4-1

March 15


60kg Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) beat Fatia Benmessahel (France) 5-0

March 13


52kg Adam Hession (Ireland) v Rotyslav Bilototskyi (Ukraine)
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland v Aleksei Semykin (Russia)

March 12


51kg Niamh Earley (Ireland) lost to Giovanna Marchese (Italy) 1-4
60kg Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) beat Kinga Mezovari (Hungary) 5-0
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Ireland) lost to Anastasiya Shamonova (Russia) 0-5

March 11

Last 16

69kg Paddy Donovan (Ireland) lost to Vakhid Abbasov (Russia) 0-5
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) beat Florin Simion (Romania) 5-0

March 10

Last 16

57kg Mary Geraghty (Ireland) lost to Victoria Glover (Scotland) 0-5
60kg David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) lost to Beslan Khamzaev (Russia) 1-4
64kg Pierce O’Leary (Ireland) lost to Mike McDonagh (Wales) 0-5

March 9

Last 32

60kg David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) beat Oleg Chulkyacheyev (Ukraine) 5-0
69kg Paddy Donovan (Ireland) beat Sam Wagensvela (Netherlands) 4-1
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) beat Andrei Vreme (Moldova) 5-0

March 8

(Last 16)

60kg Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) beat En Gizem (Turkey) 5-0
64kg Shauna O’Callaghan (Ireland) lost to Chelsey Heijnen (Netherlands) RSC2

March 15


60kg Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) v Fatia Benmessahel (France)

Irish squad


51kg Niamh Earley (Ryston)

57kg Mary Geraghty (St Anthonys)

60kg Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan) (Gold)

64kg Shauna O’Callaghan (Clann Naofa)

75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea) Cpt


52kg Adam Hession (Monivea)

60kg Davey Oliver Joyce (Ballymun)

64kg Pierce O’Leary (Dublin Docklands)

69kg Patrick Donovan (OLOL)

75kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic) Cpt

Team Manager: Stephen Molloy

Head Coach: Dmitry Dmitruk

Coaches: Anita Just, Philip Keogh

R&J: Stephen Kelly