Kellie Harrington and Grainne Walsh struck double gold at the Boxam Elite tournament in the Canary Islands today.
Boxing2017 – Boxam Tournament Women’s Session2 Finals Results
The Dublin and Offaly pair beat Romania’s Cristina Cosma and Wales’ Rosie Eccles in Tenerife.
Harrington, a World Elite silver medallist at light-welter,was always in control in her lightweight final with Cosma, the Irish southpaw occasionally switching to orthodox en route to a comprehensive win, with the Dubliner earning a 30-25,30-27.30-26,30-26,30-26 verdict.
Walsh had to contend with the raking jab of Eccles in all three rounds, but blasted in enough solid combinations throughout to earn a split decision against the Welsh battler.
Noel Burke, who was working the Irish corner along witn Antoinette Faye-McClean, hailed the performances of the three-strong Irish team which also included Dervla Duffy. All three Irish boxers were presented with their medals this afternoon.
The tournament has attracted entries from the host nation Spain, Ireland, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Scotland, Dominica, Finland, France, Wales, Hungary, England, Israel, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland, Russia, Turkey and Cape Verde.
The Irish team are due to arrive home at 11.45pm on Monday night via Dublin Airport.
Boxam Elite Tournament Tenerife, Canary Islands November 1st/6th
54kg Dervla Duffy (Ireland) lost to Perijoc Lacramiora (Romania) 0-5
60kg Kellie Harrington (Ireland) beat Cristina Cosma (Romania) 5-0
69kg Grainne Walsh (Ireland) beat Rosie Eccles (Wales) 3-2
54kg Dervla Duffy (Mulhuddart) (Bronze)
60kg Kellie Harrington (St Marys) (Gold)
69kg Grainne Walsh (Sparticus) (Gold)
Coaches: Noel Burke & Antoinette Faye-McClean
Physio: Sé Caffrey