Michaela Walsh gets Ireland’s European Elite Women’s  Championships campaign underway versus England this afternoon in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The Belfast feather meets Karriss Artingstal in the last 32 of the tournament.

Both women should be in the ring shortly after 4pm (Irish time) today.

Kellie Harrington and Grainne Walsh are in action in the last 16 on Thursday.

The top ten in Sofia in the fly, feather, light, welter and middle limits qualify for the 2019 European Games in Belarus.

150 boxers representing 33 nations  are registered to compete in Sofia. Click here for live stream.

European Women’s Elite Championships Sofia, Bulgaria

June 5

Last 32

57kg Michaela Walsh (Ireland) v Karriss Artingstal (England)

June 7

Last 16

60kg Kellie Harrington (Ireland) v Katerina Humlova (Czech Republic)
69kg Grainne Walsh (Ireland) v Iaroslava Iakushina (Russia)

Irish squad

57kg Michaela Walsh (Monkstown)
60kg Kellie Harrington (St Mary’s)
69kg Grainne Walsh (Sparticus)

Team Manager: Bernard Dunne
Head Coach: Zaur Antia
Coach: Dmitry Dmitruk
Physio: Muireann Harte