Irish squad in Sofia.

Irish squad in Sofia




Dervla Duffy will get Ireland’s campaign underway at the European Elite Women’s Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria today.


The Irish bantamweight meets Perijoc Lacramiora of Romania for a place in the last 16 at approximately 2pm (Irish time) this afternoon.


World Elite silver medallist Kellie Harrington is in action in the last 16 tomorrow, while Irish Youth Olympian Christina Desmond got a bye into the quarter-finals versus Russia.


The seven-strong Irish squad passed their medicals and weighed-in this morning.


Boxing begins at 1.30pm this afternoon (Irish time)



European Women’s Championships Sofia, Bulgaria


(Last 16 bouts unless stated)


November 15th

54kg Dervla Duffy (Ireland) v Lacramiora Perijoc (Romania)

November 16th

48kg Lauren Hogan (Ireland) v Ekaterina Pinigina (Russia)

69kg Grainne Walsh (Ireland) v Marija Petkovic (Serbia)

November 17th

60kg Shauna O’Keeffe (Ireland) v Aneta Rygielska (Poland)

November 18th

57kg Moira McElligott (Ireland) v Sara Beram (Croatia)

64kg Kellie Harrington (Ireland) v Aleksandra Ordina (Russia) or Lina Skoghgen (Sweden)

November 20th


75kg Christina Desmond (Ireland) v Oksana Trofimova (Russia)



Irish Squad


48kg Lauren Hogan (St.Brigids Edenderry)

54kg Dervla Duffy (Mulhuddart)

57kg Moira McElligott (St Michael’s Athy)

60kg Shauna O’Keeffe (Clonmel)

64kg Kellie Harrington (Glasnevin)

69kg Grainne Walsh (Sparticus)

75kg Christina Desmond (Fr Horgans)


Team manager: Noreen Glendening

Physio: Caoimhe Gilmore

Coaches: Zaur Antia, Eddie Bolger, Dmitri Dimitruc

R&J: Sadie Duffy


Strength & Conditioning: John Cleary