OLYMPIC YOUTHS HOMECOMING

Dearbhla Rooney, pictured, proudly led out Team Ireland at tonight’s closing ceremony at the 2018 Olympic Youth Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The Leitrim featherweight claimed bronze at the 3rd edition of the tournament.

The three-strong Irish boxing squad in Buenos Aires – Lauren Kelly, Dean Clancy and Rooney – were beaten by eventual Olympic Youth champions, Russia’s Anastasia Shamonova, England’s Ivan Price and Thailand’s Panpatchara Somnuek, in echoes of Beijing 2008 where the five-strong Ireland boxing squad – Ken Egan, the late Darren Sutherland, John Joe Joyce, John Joe Nevin and Paddy Barnes – were beaten by the eventual Olympic champions. read more

TEAM IRELAND ARRIVE HOME FROM EUROPEAN JUNIORS

Team Ireland’s medal-laden squad arrived home from the European Junior Championships in Russia via Dublin Airport this afternoon.

The 25-strong squad claimed a highly impressive 13 medals – 2 gold, 3 silver, 8 bronze – in Anapa.

Tipperary’s Elite Mai-Gartland and Kildare’s Lauren Dempsey, pictured below, topped their respective podiums with Ireland finishing in third spot in the medals/rankings table at the 31-nation tournament. read more

ROONEY OVER THE MOON TO WIN BRONZE

Leitrim featherweight Dearbhla Rooney secured her second major medal of the year after finishing in a podium position at the Olympic Youths in Buenos Aires last night.

The Manorhamiliton feather, who claimed European Youth silver in Italy in April, comprehensively beat New Zealand’s Te Shelford-Edmonds on a unanimous decision in the box-off for bronze. read more

MEDIA INVITE – TEAM HOMECOMING

The Irish Athletic Boxing Association invites all media to today’s (October 18th) homecoming from the European Junior Men’s and Women’s Championships in Anapa, Russia.

The team are due to arrive home via Dublin Airport at 12.05 pm this afternoon (Terminal 1).

Ireland won 13 medals – 2 gold, 3 silver and 8 bronze – and finished in 3rd spot in the medals table at the 31-nation tournament. read more

ROONEY WINS BRONZE AT YOUTH OLYMPICS

Dearbhla Rooney, pictured on medals podium tonight, will be bringing home bronze from the Youth Olympics in Argentina.

The Leitrim feather recorded an emphatic unanimous decision over New Zealand’s Tai Shelford-Edmonds in tonight’s bronze medal box-off in Buenos Aires.

Rooney could even afford to throw away a point – she was done for pushing in the third – en route to a landslide 29-24,29-25,29-25,29-25,29-26 – verdict. read more