Four Team Ireland boxers to contest European School Championship finals.

Four Team Ireland boxers are through to the European School Championship finals, following completion of the semi-finals.

46kg Ella Archbold (Ballybrack) has won at least a silve medal, following a 4-1 split win over boxes England’s Serena Mali. Judges scored the bout 29:28, 30:27, 30:27, 27:30, 30:27

54kg Sophie Lawlor (Wexford CBS) also faced English opposition in her semi-final in the form of Siobhan Haley. Sophie will come home with a bronze medal, following a 5-0 decision in favour of her opponent. The bout was scored 27:30, 26:30, 25:30, 24:30, 26:30.

57kg Kaysie Joyce (Clonmel) contested her semi-final against Poland’s Wiktoria Kustosz. She will also come home with a European School Championship bronze medal, following a UD for Kustosz – 29:28
29:28, 29:28, 29:28, 29:28

64kg Cassie Henderson (Phoenix Antrim) was back in action in Bout 13, against Croatia’s Lana Skupnjak – also a semi final. Cassie was won through to the finals with a 5-0 win, and will come home with at least silver. Judges scored the bout 30:26, 30:26, 30:25, 30:27, 30:27

70kg Ava Lannon (Dungarvan) made her tournament debut at semi-final stage, against Ukraine’s Ilona Didenko in Bout 15. Ava will come home with a bronze medal, following a 5-0 decision for the Ukranian boxer – 28:29, 27:30, 27:30, 27:30, 28:29

50kg Jason Donoghue (Olympic L) contestes his semi-final in Ring B’s Bout 4, against Ukraine’s Ivan Shulha. Jason is a finalist, following a 5-0 victory, scored 28:29, 27:30, 28:29, 27:30, 27:30

75kg John Ward ( Monivea) met Spain’s Efosa Igberese Iginovia in his semi-final, and retains his bronze medal following a 5-0 decision for the Spainish boxer. Judges scored the bout 29:28, 30:27, 30:27,
30:27, 30:27.

90kg Jake Fitzgerald (Dungarvan) against Ukraine’s Yosyp-Vladysla Kozakevych and is also a bronze medalist, following a UD for Kozakevych – 30:27, 30:27, 30:27, 30:27, 30:27.

Ella Archbold. Jason Mahers. Cassie Henderson and Louise Joyce will contest their finals on Friday, and 7 Team Ireland boxers come home with bronze medals.


Thursday is a rest day at the tournament, which is being live-streamed by the EUBC on YouTube. Links for the finals will become available before the beginning of boxing on Friday, which begins at 1pm, Irish time

In the afternoon session, 36kg Louise Joyce (Olympic L) opens proceedings in Bout 1 against England’s Summer Grigg. In Bout 6, 46kg Ella Archbold (Ballybrack) against Armenia’s Hamest Afrikyan. Six bouts later, in Bout 12, 64kg Cassie Henderson (Phoenix Antrim) contests against Italy’s Gaia Gaia Caldarella.

In the evening session, beginning at 4.30pm Irish time, 50kg Jason Donoghue ( Olympic L ) meets Armenia’s Karen Zakharyan in bout 6.

Finals Programme

It was an extra special day in Slovenia, as Team Ireland boxer 44kg Aleigha Murphy (Crumlin) celebrated her birthday!

Team Ireland European School Championship Squad

36kg Louise Joyce (Olympic L)

40kg Kayleigh Hodnett(St Josephs L)

42kg Carley O’Herron (Rochfordbridge )

44kg Aleigha Murphy (Crumlin)

46kg Ella Archbold (Ballybrack)

48kg Paige Nickles (Banbridge)

51kg Ruth Dossen (Olympic Galway)

54kg Sophie Lawlor (Wexford CBS)

57kg Kaysie Joyce (Clonmel)

60kg Isabelle Hawkins (St Nicholas)

64kg Cassie Henderson (Phoenix Antrim)

70kg Ava Lannon (Dungarvan)

40kg Rylee Finn (St Nicholas )

42kg Comghnall Guerrine ( Sacred Heart  D)

44kg Kalib Walsh ( Wexford CBS )

46kg Padraig Walsh ( Immaculata )

48kg Conan McSorley ( Two Castles )

50kg Jason Donoghue ( Olympic L )

52kg Kai Dynes Murphy (Immaculata)

54kg Darren O’Toole ( Enniskerry )

57kg James Rooney (St John Bosco ABC, Belfast)

63kg Darragh Ryan( Drimnagh )

66kg Peter McGee (St Conleths )

70kg Senan Kennedy ( Cabra )

75kg John Ward ( Monivea)

90kg Jake Fitzgerald (Dungarvan)

Team Manager: Bernadette Lannon

Team Manager: Francis Keeling

Coach: Aoife Hennigan

Coach: Paul Simpson

Coach: Garry Kehoe

Coach: Antoinette Fay McClean

R&J: Martin O’Neill

Draws are available here

Day One results are available here

Day Two results are available here

Day Three results are available here

Day Four results are available here

Day Five results are available here

Day Six results are available here

Day Seven results