The draws have taken place today for the Silesian Box Cup for Team Ireland, which will be contested for Team Ireland by a 7-strong youth team. The team have already claimed 5 medals.
50kg Katie O’Keeffe (Kanturk) will come home with at least silver, following a bye in to the final. Likewise, 54kg Niamh Keogh (Olympic Mullingar), who has a straight final against a home boxer. 63kg Rebecca Leech Kavanagh (Mulhuddart)has at least a bronze, and boxes her semi final against a Polish athlete. 66kg Gabrielle Mongan (Whitechurch) will also bring home some hardware – she boxers her semi-final against English opposition. 81+kg Cliona D’Arcy (Tobar Pheadair) is also at least a bronze medalist, meeting IBA Germany in her semi final.
57kg Natalia Fascizewska (Castlebar) opens her tournament at the Quarter Finals stage, also against home opposition – likewise, 70kg Nell McLaughlin (Eagle)
The tournament, an EUBC calendared event, is being hosted by the Polish Boxing Association in Gliwice. The LOC has confirmed the tournament will be live-streamed on bokser.org.
One Team Ireland boxer is between the ropes today – 70kg Nell McLoughlin boxes her quarter final against Poland’s Amelia Kostrzewa in Bout 15 of Session 1
50kg Katie O’Keeffe (Kanturk)
54kg Niamh Keogh (Olympic Mullingar)
57kg Natalia Fascizewska (Castlebar)
63kg Rebecca Leech Kavanagh (Mulhuddart)
66kg Gabrielle Mongan (Whitechurch)
70kg Nell McLaughlin (Eagle)
81+kg Cliona D’Arcy (Tobar Pheadair)
Team Manager/Coach: Jennifer O’Sullivan-Coffey
Coach: Liam Cunningham
R&J: Chris McCrory.