Brandon McCarthy bowed out of the World Youth Championships at the last 32 stage in Budapest, Hungary this morning.

The Kildare bantamweight lost on a unanimous decision to India’s Kumar Akash.

McCarthy drove home big shots in all three rounds, two sweeping hooks in the opening exchanges, solid rights at the end of the second and a fine uppercut in the third were the pick of his punches.

But the judges opted for the relentless aggression, punch volume and work ethic of Akash. Finals scores – 30-27,30-27,29-28,29-28,29-28.

Daine Moorehouse is in action at approximately 5pm this afternoon (Irish time) versus Marta Lopez Del Arbol of Spain.

Moorehouse beat the Andalucia light-fly on a unanimous decision en route to gold at the European Youths earlier this year.

Image: McCarthy and Moorehouse after this morning’s weigh-ins.

AIBA World Men’s and Women’s Youth Championships Budapest, Hungary

August 22

Last 32
56kg Brandon McCarthy (Ireland) lost to  Kumar Akash (India) 0-5

Last 16
48kg Daina Moorehouse (Ireland) v Marta Lopez Del Arbol (Spain) (evening)

August 21

Last 32

57kg:Dearbhla Rooney (Ireland) lost to Panpatchara Somnuek (Thailand) 2-3
52kg:Dean Clancy (Ireland) lost to Asa Stevens (USA) 2-3

August 23

Last 32
51kg Caitlin Fryers (Ireland) v Kittiya Nampa (Thailand)  (afternoon)

Last 16
49kg Jude Gallagher (Ireland) v Renuex Zhao (China) (evening)

August 26

Last 16
75kg: Lauren Kelly (Ireland) v Tallya Brillaux (France) (afternoon)

Irish squad


48kg Daina Moorhouse (Enniskerry)
51kg Caitlin Fryers (Immaculata)
57kg Dearbhla Rooney (Sean McDermot)
75kg Lauren Kelly (St Brigid’s Edenderry) Cpt


49kg Jude Gallagher (Two Castles) Cpt
52kg Dean Clancy (Ballinacarrow)
56kg Brandon McCarthy (St Michael’s Athy)

Team managers: Stephen Connolly and Tara Mari Robins

Head coach: Billy McClean

Coaches: Michael Carruth, Michael Mongan, Anita Just

Physio: David Cooke