Irish female captain Aoife O’Rourke, Niamh Earley and Amy Broadhurst are between the ropes in the quarter-finals of the 34-nation European U/22 Championships in Russia this afternoon.

Dundalk lightweight Broadhurst, the 2018 European U/22 lightweight champion,meets Kinga Mezovari of Hungary at approximately 1.30pm in ring B.

Mezovaria dropped  a unanimous decision to Ireland’s Dervla Duffy in the 2017 EU Championships, although she asked enough questions before losing to Mira Potkonen, who beat current IBF/WBA champion Katie Taylor at Rio 2016, at the Boxam Tournament in Spain in 2018.

Kildare flyweight Earley is in against Italy’s former Balkan Women’s Youth champion Giovanna Marchese, who claimed silver at the Italian 2018 Championships, at 3pm in the second session in ring B.

Roscommon middleweight O’Rourke, a silver medal winner at the 2018 European U/22s,boxes in ring B at approximately 4.30pm versus Russia’s Anastasiya Shamonova.

Shamonova is the current Olympic Youth and World Youth champion.The Sochi-born orthodox beat Ireland’s Lauren Kelly at the 2017 Europeans.

Irish times above. Vladikavkaz is three hours ahead of Ireland.

European U/22 Men’s and Women’s Championships Vladikavkaz, Russia March 8/17

March 12


51kg Niamh Earley (Ireland) v Giovanna Marchese (Italy)
60kg Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) v Kinga Mezovari (Hungary)
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Ireland) v Anastasiya Shamonova (Russia)

March 13


52kg Adam Hession (Ireland) v Rotyslav Bilototskyi (Ukraine)
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland v Aleksei Semykin (Russia)

March 11

(Last 16)

69kg Paddy Donovan (Ireland) lost to Vakhid Abbasov (Russia) 0-5
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) beat Florin Simion (Romania) 5-0


March 10

(Last 16)

57kg Mary Geraghty (Ireland) lost to Victoria Glover (Scotland) 0-5
60kg David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) lost to Beslan Khamzaev (Russia) 1-4
64kg Pierce O’Leary (Ireland) lost to Mike McDonagh (Wales) 0-5

March 9

(Last 32)

60kg David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) beat Oleg Chulkyacheyev (Ukraine) 5-0
69kg Paddy Donovan (Ireland) beat Sam Wagensvela (Netherlands) 4-1
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) beat Andrei Vreme (Moldova) 5-0

March 8

(Last 16)

60kg Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) beat En Gizem (Turkey) 5-0
64kg Shauna O’Callaghan (Ireland) lost to Chelsey Heijnen (Netherlands) RSC2


Irish squad


51kg Niamh Earley (Ryston)

57kg Mary Geraghty (St Anthonys)

60kg Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan)

64kg Shauna O’Callaghan (Clann Naofa)

75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea) Cpt


52kg Adam Hession (Monivea)

60kg Davey Oliver Joyce (Ballymun)

64kg Pierce O’Leary (Dublin Docklands)

69kg Patrick Donovan (OLOL)

75kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic) Cpt

Team Manager: Stephen Molloy

Head Coach: Dmitry Dmitruk

Coaches: Anita Just, Philip Keogh

R&J: Stephen Kelly