The IABA has named a 19-strong squad for the 2019 European Men’s and Women’s Youth Championships in Bulgaria.

Boxing begins on September 4 in Sofia.

Four members of the 2019 panel – Dainna Moorehouse, Evelyn Igharo, Jude Gallagher and Dean Clancy – finished in podium positions at the 2018 European Youths in Roseto delgi Abruzzi, Italy.

Moorehouse claimed gold, Igharo and Clancy sliver and Gallagher bronze in Italy.

Moorehouse, pictured above on top of the podium at the 2018 European Youths, is no stranger to striking gold in Sofai as she topped the light-fly podium at the 2017 European Juniors.

The Enniskerry BC ace believes that Ireland’s has a very strong squad for the 2019 edition of the tournament.

“This is my last year being a youth and next year is a big step up, so I want to win my third gold medal, she said.

“The squad is a very strong team and I’m looking forward to going away with these guys.”

The Irish panel for Sofia all claimed National U/18 titles at the National Stadium last Saturday.

2019 European Men’s and Women’s Championships Sofia, Bulgaria (September 2/11)


49kg Ryan Dunne (Jobstown)

52kg Jude Gallagher (Two Castles)

56kg Dean Clancy (Sean McDermott)

60kg Brandon McCarthy (St Michael’s Athy)

64kg Matthew Tyndall (Dublin Docklands)

69kg William Hayden (Crumlin)

75kg Jake Tucker (Emerald, Antrim)

81kg Jason Myers (Titans)

91kg Jack Marley (Monkstown D)

91+kg Owen McDonagh (St Annes)


48kg Daina Moorehouse (Enniskerry)

51kg Nicole Clyde (Antrim)

54kg Niamh Fay (Swords)

57kg Lauren Dempsey-Fitzmaurice (Ryston)

60kg Sinainn Glynn (Cloghan)

64kg Evelyn Igharo (Clann Naofa)

69kg Leah Gallen (Raphoe)

75kg Lisa O’Rourke (Castlerea)

81kg Bethany Doocey (Castlebar)

IABA President: Dominic O’Rourke

Team Managers: Patrick Osborne & Anna Moore

Coaches: William McClean, Aoife Hennigan,Anita Just,Brian Barry, Liam Cunningham