Irish squad


Team Ireland have six boxers between the ropes in the last-four of the European Youth Championships in Italy tomorrow.

Four of the six– Lauren Kelly, the captain of the women’s squad, Daina Moorehouse, Dearbhla Rooney and Evelyn Igharo – are in action in the afternoon session which begins at 1pm (Irish time).

Jude Gallagher and Dean Clancy box in the second bouts in Ring A and B in the evening session which begins at 5pm (Irish time).

Irish head coach Billy McClean, speaking after this morning’s training session, said that the squad are fit and ready and looking forward to their last-four bouts after coming through tough semi-finals on Sunday.

The semi-finalists, who are all guaranteed at least bronze, have also qualified for the Men’s and Women’s World Youth Championships at a host city to be confirmed in August.

Athletes who reach the quarter-finals could also qualify for the World Youths, contingent on the final placings of their quarter-final opponents.

Click here for qualification guidelines in relation to the World Youths and the Olympic Youths in Buenos Aires, Argentina in October.

Irish amateur boxing is proudly sponsored by Liffey Crane.

European Men’s and Women’s Youth Championships Roseto degli Abruzzi, Italy April 17/26

April 24th

48kg Daina Moorhouse (Ireland) v Maxi Klotzer (Germany)
49kg Jude Gallagher (Ireland) v Atilla Bernth (Hungary)
52kg Dean Clancy (Ireland) v Yurii Tomiuk (Ukraine)
57kg Dearbhla Rooney (Ireland) v Valeria Radionova (Russia)
65kg Evelyn Igharo (Ireland) v Maria Sedaya (Ukraine)
75kg Lauren Kelly (Ireland) v Elsidata Selaj (Albania)

April 22nd

48kg Daina Moorhouse (Ireland) beat Marta Lopez (Spain) 5-0
49kg Jude Gallagher (Ireland) beat Seyran Yeghikyan (Armenia) 5-0
56kg Brandon McCarthy (Ireland) lost to Muhamet Qamili (Albania) 2-3
57kg Dearbhla Rooney (Ireland) beat Nikolina Cacic (Croatia) 4-1
65kg Evelyn Igharo (Ireland) beat Anita Zilic (Croatia) RSC1
75kg Lauren Kelly (Ireland) beat Sena Erdogen (Turkey) 3-0

April 21st

Last 16
51kg Caitlin Fryers (Ireland) lost to Liubov Sharpova (Russia) 1-4
54kg Mary Geraghty (Ireland) lost to Aycan Guldagi (Turkey) 0-5
60kg Aoibhe Ginty (Ireland) lost to Stephanie von Berge (Germany) AB3
52kg Dean Clancy (Ireland) beat Patrick Cappi (Italy) 4-1
81kg Aoibhe Carrabine (Ireland) lost to Sagit Emanur (Turkey) 0-5
81kg Edward Barrett (Ireland) lost to Karol Itauma (England) 0-5

April 20th

Last 16
49kg Jude Gallagher (Ireland) beat Ali Dagly (Ukraine) 5-0
52kg Dean Clancy (Ireland) beat Murat Ugurlu (Turkey) 5-0
56kg Brandon McCarthy (Ireland) beat Joe Tyres (England) 5-0
64kg Callum Walsh (Ireland) lost to Ilya Popov (Russia) 1-4
69kg Edward Donovan (Ireland) lost to Konstantin Barbosu (Hungary) 1-4

April 19th

Last 16
48kg Daina Moorhouse (Ireland) beat Jvanisova Olena (Ukraine) 5-0
57kg Dearbhla Rooney (Ireland) beat Weronikia Pawlak (Poland) 5-0
81kg Edward Barrett (Ireland) beat Ahmad Abdun Abu (Israel) 4-0Last 32
52kg Dean Clancy (Ireland beat Maksim Pankou (Belarus) 5-0
60kg Alex Higgins (Ireland) lost to Bojan Timotijevic (Serbia) 1-4

April 18th

Last 32
56kg Brandon McCarthy (Ireland) beat Alexander Tanko (Slovakia) 5-0
64kg Callum Walsh (Ireland) beat Kilp Frank (Germany) 5-0
69kg Edward Donovan (Ireland) beat Michal Jarlinski (Poland) 5-0
75kg Kane Tucker (Ireland) lost to Gabrijel Veocic (Croatia) 2-3

Irish squad

49kg Jude Gallagher (Two Castles) (Bronze, at least)
52kg Dean Clancy (Ballinacarrow) (Bronze, at least)
56kg Brandon McCarthy (St Michaels Athy)
60kg Alex Higgins (Fr Horgans)
64kg Callum Walsh (Riverstown)
69kg Edward Donovan (O.L.O.L.)
75kg Kane Tucker (Holy Family GG) Cpt
81kg Edward Barrett (Olympic)

48kg Daina Moorehouse (Enniskerry) (Bronze, at least)
51kg Caitlyn Fryers (Immaculata)
54kg Mary Geraghty (Baldoyle)
57kg Dearbhla Rooney (Sean McDermott) (Bronze, at least)
60kg Aoibhe Ginty (Geesala)
64kg Evelyn Igharo (Clann Naofa) (Bronze, at least)
75kg Lauren Kelly (St Brigids Edenderry) Cpt (Bronze, at least)
81kg Aoibhe Crabine (Geesala)

IABA President Dom O’Rourke
Team Manager: Peter O’Donnell and Fiona Hennigan
Coaches: Billy McClean, Michael Carruth, Michael Mongan,Anita Just
R&J John Casey