The 12th European Women’s Elite Championships gets underway early this evening in Madrid, Spain.

No Irish boxers are in action on Day 1 but Ceire Smith meets Hungary’s Krisztina Beri for a place in the last 16 at approximately 5.30pm (Irish time) tomorrow.



Amy Broadhurst and Aoife O’Rourke are between the ropes on Monday followed by Christina Desmond on Tuesday.

O’Rourke meets Ukrainian middle Tetiana Petrovich in the quarter-finals with at least bronze on the line at the 31-nation tournament.

Click on names of Irish boxers below for draw sheets.

Images and video: Ireland’s flagbearers Amy Broadhurst and Aoife O’Rourke at today’s opening ceremony.



European Women’s Elite Championships Madrid, Spain August 22/31

August 25

Last 32

51kg Ceire Smith (Ireland) v Krisztina Beri (Hungary)

August 26

Last 16

60kg Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) v Dominika Ciklova (Czech Republic)


75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Ireland) v Tetiana Petrovich (Ukraine)

August 27

Last 16

69kg Christina Desmond (Ireland) v Anna Van Leeuwen (Netherlands)

Irish squad

51kg: Ceire Smith (Cavan/Virginia)
60kg: Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan)
69kg: Christina Desmond (Fr Horgan’s)
75kg: Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea)

Team manager: JP Kinsella

Coaches: Zaur Antia and Damain Kennedy

Physio; David Cooke