4 Team Ireland boxers are now one win away from a Women’s European Championship medal, following day two action in Montenegro.
First up was 52kg Carly McNaul, who claimed a 5-0 win over Ana Alexandra Gheorghe of Romania. The judges scored the bout 30:27, 30:27, 29:28, 29:28, 30:27. She boxes her Quarter Final on Tuesday. Olympian and Commonwealth Games champion, 57kg Micheala Walsh progresses following a 3-2 split win over France’s Amina Zidani – 28:29, 29:28, 28:29, 28:29, 29:28. Reigning lightweight Olympic champion, Kellie Harrington, won a split decision victory over Ozer Gizem of Turkey.
These three boxers, and welterweight, Kaci Rock, are one bout away from the podium – Kaci has a preliminaries bye and begins her competition in the Quarter Finals, against Germany on Wednesday.
Four Team Ireland boxers are in action tomorrow – World Champion, Amy Broadhurst, takes on Turkey in Bout 2 of the evening session. Tina Desmond meets Ukraine in the evening session’s bout 9, while Olympian Aoife O’Rourke is in action in bout 9 of afternoon session, against Greece. That’s preceded by the meeting of European U22 champion, 54kg Niamh Fay and Ukraine in bout 8.
Watch Sunday’s afternoon session:
Watch Sunday’s evening session:
Day Three programme:
48kg Shannon Sweeney won’t box until Monday’s afternoon session, where she’ll meet Armenia. Light fly, Caitlin Fryers, also waits until Monday, when she contests against England in the evening session.
31 nations are taking part, in all: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and Wales.
Team Ireland Squad
48kg: Shannon Sweeney, St. Anne’s, Mayo
50kg: Caitlin Fryers, Immaculata BC, Belfast
52kg: Carly McNaul, Ormeau Road BC, Belfast
54kg: Niamh Fay, Phoenix of Ballyboughal BC, Dublin
57kg: Michaela Walsh, Emerald BC, Belfast
60kg: Kellie Harrington, St. Mary’s BC, Dublin
63kg: Amy Broadhurst, St. Bronagh’s ABC, Newry
66kg: Kaci Rock, Enniskerry BC, Wicklow
70kg: Christina Desmond, Dungarvan BC/Garda BC
75kg: Aoife O’Rourke, Olympic BC, Galway
Drawsheets for Team Ireland are here
Day One results are here
Session Two results:
Session Three results