The draw has taken place this evening in Budva, Montenegro, for the 2022 Women’s European Championship. 164 boxers, 9 representing Team Ireland, are contesting the competition.
31 nations are taking part, in all: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and Wales.
48kg Shannon Sweeney won’t box until Monday’s afternoon session, where she’ll meet Armenia. Light fly, Caitlin Fryers, also waits until Monday, when she contests against England in the evening session.
Commonwealth Games silver medallist at 50kg, Carly McNaul, opens her account in Saturday’s afternoon session against Romania; while Olympian and Commonwealth Games champion, Micheala Walsh has a 1st round preliminaries bye – she gets underway against France on Saturday.
World Champion, Amy Broadhurst, takes on Turkey in Sunday’s evening session. Welterweight, Kaci Rock, has a preliminaries bye and begins her competition in the Quarter Finals, one win away from a medal, against Germany on Wednesday.
Tina Desmond meets Ukraine in Sunday’s evening session, while Olympian Aoife O’Rourke is in action in the same day’s afternoon session, against Greece.
Team Ireland Squad:
48kg: Shannon Sweeney, St. Anne’s, Mayo
50kg: Caitlin Fryers, Immaculata BC, Belfast
52kg: Carly McNaul, Ormeau Road BC, Belfast
54kg: Niamh Fay, Phoenix of Ballyboughal BC, Dublin
57kg: Michaela Walsh, Emerald BC, Belfast
60kg: Kellie Harrington, St. Mary’s BC, Dublin
63kg: Amy Broadhurst, St. Bronagh’s ABC, Newry
66kg: Kaci Rock, Enniskerry BC, Wicklow
70kg: Christina Desmond, Dungarvan BC/Garda BC
75kg: Aoife O’Rourke, Olympic BC, Galway
Two Irish boxers are in action on the opening day of the tournament – European U22 54kg champion, Niamh Fay, takes on Italy’s Sirine Charaabi in bout 4 of the day’s only session, the evening session.
5 bouts later, in bout 9, reigning lightweight Olympic champion, Kellie Harrington, contests against France’s Maiva Hamadouche:
The EUBC is streaming the tournament live on its YouTube channel. You can watch the opening day’s bouts here:
October 11-12 – Arrival of the delegations
October 12-13 – Sport Entries Check
October 13, 17:00 – Technical Meeting
October 13, 18:00 – Official Draw
October 14, 14:00 & 18:00 – Day1 competition
October 15, 14:00 & 18:00 – Day2 competition
October 16, 14:00 & 18:00 – Day3 competition
October 17, 14:00 & 18:00 – Day4 competition
October 18, 14:00 & 18:00 – Day5 competition
October 19, 14:00 & 18:00 – Day6 competition
October 20 – Rest Day
October 21, 14:00 & 18:00 – Day7 competition with the semi-finals
October 22, 14:00 & 18:00 – Day8 competition with the finals
October 23 – Departure of the delegations