Ireland at opening ceremony



Ireland will be aiming to finish amongst the medals at the European U/22 Men’s and Women’s Championships in Turgu Jiu, Romania tomorrow.

Shannon Sweeney and Amy Broadhurst are one victory each away from at least bronze in the light-fly and light quarter-finals.

Sweeney is in against Bulgaria’s Mari-Emi Todorova at approximately 1 pm (Irish time) and Broadhurst meets Turkey’s Esra Yaldiz about an hour later.

Yaldiz was beaten in the 2015 European Youth 60kg final in Hungary by Italy’s Rio 2016 Olympian Irma Testa on the same day that Broadhurst won 57kg European Youth gold.

Meantime, earlier today in Romania, Gabriel Dossen advanced but Jordan Moore bowed out. Impressive performances from the Irish pair with both men winning two rounds each on the official and unofficial scorecards.

Irish boxing is proudly sponsored by Liffey Crane.

European U/22 Men’s and Women’s Championships Targu Jiu, Romania March 24/April 2

March 25th

Last 16

51kg Niamh Earley (Ireland) lost to Aikaterini Koutsogeorgo (Greece) 0-5
57kg Shauna Blaney (Ireland) lost to Nedkova Ivanova (Bulgaria) 1-4

March 26th

Last 16

52kg Conor Quinn (Ireland) lost to Maksim Stakheev (Russia) 1-4

Last 32

91kg Kevin Sheehy (Ireland) lost to Felix Kuhne (Germany) 0-5

March 27th

Last 16

75kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) beat Hambardum Hakobya (Armenia) 4-1

56kg Jordan Moore (Ireland) lost to Eusebi Jitaru (Romania) 0-5


March 28th

48kg Shannon Sweeney (Ireland) v Mari-Emi Todorova (Bulgaria)
60kg Amy Boadhurst (Ireland) v Esra Yildiz (Turkey)

March 29th

75kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) V  Giorge Kharabadze (Georgia)

S/Final (dates to be confirmed)
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Ireland) v Carlotta Paoletti (Italy)


Irish squad


75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea)
60kg Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan)
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