“She was a very tough girl. I was delighted to get the win and be in my second European final. It’s my first year being a Youth. I got emotional I was so happy,” said Moorehouse.
Rooney grew in stature in each round against Valeria Radionova in the feather class. The Russian champion was solid throughout, but Rooney kept slipping home lefts. The Irish champion went for broke in the final frame, two big right hooks late in the third round sealing a 3-2 split and a massive victory.
Stylish Dundalk light-welter Igharo is another Irish boxer with a reach that looks a threat to opponents in the next building. Constantly changing the angle of attack, Igharo scored with some wonderful boxing in all three rounds to earn a unanimous decision over Ukraine’s 2017 European Junior bronze medallist Maria Sedaya.
Kelly won the first against Elsidata Selaj 4-1 but the Albanian middle bounced back to take rounds two and three in a close 75kg encounter,
Clancy again showed his class, earning a unanimous decision over Ukraine’s European Junior champion Yurii Tomiuk in the flyweight class, Clancy operating off the front and back foot with precision to take all three rounds.
Gallagher was involved in a very close tussle with Bernath. The Hungarian light-fly, the 2017 European Youth finalist, worked hard throughout, while Gallagher put in a massive shift in an unrelenting 49kg battle.
Irish team managers Peter O’Donnell and Fiona Hennigan hailed the performances of Ireland’s semi-finalists and the Irish coaching staff today.
Ireland’s finalists, all assured of silver, will be back in action tomorrow with four gold medals on the line.
Team Ireland are due to arrive home via Dublin Airport at 1.35pm on Thursday afternoon, April 26, (Terminal 2).
Irish amateur boxing is proudly sponsored by Liffey Crane
European Men’s and Women’s Youth Championships Roseto degli Abruzzi, Italy April 17/26
48kg Daina Moorhouse (Ireland) v Kseniia Beschastnova (Russia)
52kg Dean Clancy (Ireland) v Ivan Price (England)
57kg Dearbhla Rooney (Ireland) v Jessica Triebelova (Slovakia)
65kg Evelyn Igharo (Ireland) v Gemma Richardson (England)
48kg Daina Moorhouse (Ireland) beat Maxi Klotzer (Germany) 4-1
49kg Jude Gallagher (Ireland) lost to Atilla Bernath (Hungary) 0-5
52kg Dean Clancy (Ireland) beat Yurii Tomiuk (Ukraine) 5-0
57kg Dearbhla Rooney (Ireland) beat Valeria Radionova (Russia) 3-2
65kg Evelyn Igharo (Ireland) beat Maria Sedaya (Ukraine) 5-0
75kg Lauren Kelly (Ireland) lost to Elsidata Selaj (Albania) 0-5
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
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
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
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
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