Draws & progamme: Team Ireland at the Silesian Women’s Box Cup

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.


Day One

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

Team Ireland:

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.