Draws: Women’s World Championships.

The Women’s World Championship draw has taken place today, in advance of the beginning of boxing in Istanbul, Turkey, on Monday.

The IBA streamed the draw live on its YouTube channel, here

Tokyo Olympian, 57kg Michaela Walsh, has a by and will meet USA’s Amelia Moore in the Women’s Featherweight Round of 32 in Wednesday’s afternoon session. 54kg Niamh Fay also as a by, and meet Modestine Munga Zalia of the Democratic Republic of Congo in Thursday’s afternoon session, in the bantamweight Round of 32.

At 50kg, Caitlin Fryers will make her tournament debut on Thursday, in the afternoon session, against South Africa’s Thandolwethu T. Mathiba. Carly McNaul, contesting at 52kg, will open her Women’s World Championship account in Wednesday’s evening session, against Burundi’s Ornella Havyarimana.

48kg Shannon Sweeney is between the ropes on Tuesday’s evening session, meeting Florencia Aldana Lopez of Argentina. Kaci Rock, 66kg, also has to wait until Thursday’s evening session to begin her campaign – she boxes Austeja Auciute of Lithuania in the evening session.

Aoife O’Rourke opens her account on Wednesday in the afternoon session against Naomi Melissa Graham of the USA.

Originally, two Team Ireland boxers were to be in action on the first day of the competition. However, IBA issued an amended programme, showing 70kg Lisa O’Rourke boxes Mbabi Brigitte of the Democratic Republic of Congo in Bout 6 of Ring A’s evening session.

Amy Broadhurst, competing at 63kg, will now take on on Croatia’s Sara Beram on Wednesday.

Watch Ring A’s evening session here

Watch Ring B’s evening session here

Day One’s up-dated programme:

Team Ireland Squad

48kg Shannon Sweeney, St.Anne’ BCs, Mayo

50kg Caitlin Fryers, Immaculata BC, Belfast

 52kg Carly McNaul, Ormeau Road BC, Belfast

 54kg Niamh Fay, Phoenix of Ballyboughal, Dublin

 57kg: Michaela Walsh: Emerald BC, Belfast

 63kg Amy Broadhurst: St.Bronagh’s  ABC, Rostrevor

 66kg Kaci Rock, Enniskerry BC, Wicklow

70kg Lisa O’Rourke, Olympic BC, Galway

75kg Aoife O’Rourke: Olympic BC, Galway


Zauri Antia

John Conlan

Eoin Pluck

Noel Burke

Competition Venue:

Sinan Erdem Dome in Istanbul, Turkey

Competition Dates:

May 6th to 21st.

Team Ireland has had an enormously successful year so far in international competition, with 29 medals in all – these include 2 golds at Strandja, 3 golds at the European U22 Championships, 5 at the Golden Belt/Nicolae Linca tournament and 3 at the European Youth Championship.

Draw sheets for all weight categories are available here

Competition Calendar:

Full list of competitiors: