Irish boxing has claimed eight medals – two gold, four silver and two bronze – in European competition this month.
Wicklow’s Daina Moorehouse secured European Youth gold in Italy yesterday and Dundalk’s Amy Broadhurst, a former European Youth champion, won European U/22 gold on April 1 in Romania.
Dean Clancy, Evelyn Igharo, Dearbhla Rooney and Aoife Burke reached their respective finals and Lauren Kelly and Jude Gallagher took home European Youth bronze.
The haul earned Irish boxing a top ten finish in the medals table in both outings.
Meantime, most European competitions are doubling up as joint male and female tournaments this year for the first time.
The next stop is the European Schoolboy and Schoolgirls Championships in Albena, Bulgaria from May 21 to 30.
The European Women’s Elite Championships begin in Sofia, Bulgaria on June 4.
Irish amateur boxing is proudly sponsored by Liffey Crane.
European Men’s and Women’s Youth Championships Roseto degli Abruzzi, Italy April 17/26
Medals table finish for Ireland – 5th
49kg Jude Gallagher (Two Castles) (Bronze)
52kg Dean Clancy (Ballinacarrow) (Silver)
56kg Brandon McCarthy (St Michaels Athy)
60kg Alex Higgins (Fr Horgans)
64kg Callum Walsh (Riverstown)
69kg Edward Donovan (O.L.O.L.)
75kg Kane Tucker (Holy Family GG) Cpt
81kg Edward Barrett (Olympic)
48kg Daina Moorehouse (Enniskerry) (Gold)
51kg Caitlyn Fryers (Immaculata)
54kg Mary Geraghty (Baldoyle)
57kg Dearbhla Rooney (Sean McDermott) (Silver)
60kg Aoibhe Ginty (Geesala)
64kg Evelyn Igharo (Clann Naofa) (Silver)
75kg Lauren Kelly (St Brigids Edenderry) Cpt (Bronze)
81kg Aoibhe Crabine (Geesala)
IABA President Dom O’Rourke
Team Manager: Peter O’Donnell and Fiona Hennigan
Coaches: Billy McClean, Michael Carruth, Michael Mongan,Anita Just
R&J John Casey
European U/22 Men’s and Women’s Championships Targu Jiu, Romania March 24/April 2
Medals table finish for Ireland – 10th
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea) (Silver)
60kg Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan) (Gold)
57kg Shauna Blaney (Navan)
51kg Niamh Earley (Ryston)
48kg Shannon Sweeney (St Annes)
52kg Conor Quinn (Clonard)
56kg Jordan Moore (Glasnevin)
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic)
91kg Kevin Sheehy (St Francis)
IABA President: Dominic O’Rourke
Team manager: Anna Moore & Paddy Osborne
Head coach: Dmitry Dmitruk
Coaches: Eoin Pluck, Thomas Murray, Valerie Hamilton
R&J: Philip Rooney