Four wins for Team Ireland on Day 2 of the European Championships.

Team Ireland claimed four more wins on day two of the European School Championship in Maribor, Slovenia.

46kg Ella Archbold (Ballybrack) began proceedings today, against Greece’s Angeliki Botoni. She was the 5-0 winner on scorecards of 26:30, 25:30, 25:30, 26:30, 27:30. 48kg Paige Nickles (Banbridge) progresses through to the next round following a 3-2 victory over Spain’s Andrea Garcia Buelga. The judges scored the bout 30:27, 27:30, 29:28, 29:28, 27:29. In bout 18 63kg Darragh Ryan( Drimnagh ) was in against Georgia’s Irakli Chakvetadze. He was the unanimous decision winner, with scores of 30:27, 30:26, 30:27,
30:27, 30:27

In Ring B, bout 6, 57kg Kaysie Joyce (Clonmel) was between the ropes against Italy’s Rachele Perna. She is through to the next found following a 5-0 victory. Judges scored the bout 25:30, 26:30, 27:30, 28:29
25:30. In Bout 22, 42kg Comghnall Guerrine (Sacred Heart D) was back in action again, against Ukraine’s Serhii Artemenko. Comghnall put in a gutsy performance, but his interest in the tournament ends following a 5-0 decision in favour of his opponent. The judges scored the bout 30:27, 30:27, 30:27
30:27, 30:26.

Day Three

4 boxers are in action on Saturday. 44kg Kalib Walsh (Wexford CBS) takes on Mate Voloshin of Georgia in Bout 7 in Ring A. 46kg Padraig Walsh (Immaculata) is back in action tomorrow – against Owen McCann of England in bout 15 of the same ring.

In Ring B, Bout 7 – 50kg Jason Donoghue Maher (Olympic L) makes his tournament debut against Turkey’s Baris Fuat Ogul and, in bout 21, 54kg Darren O’Toole (Enniskerry) meets Cerim Hoxhaj of Croatia.

In addition to Darren, 6 more boxers have byes: 57kg James Rooney (St John Bosco ABC, Belfast) is in to the second-round prelims, meeting Romania on Sunday. 90kg Jake Fitzgerald (Dungarvan) also has a bye and opens his account against the IBA Germany team on Monday. Co-flag bearer 36kg Louise Joyce (Olympic L), the lightest boxer on the team, is already a medalist – won’t step between the ropes until August 22nd – she’ll meet Ukraine at the semi-final stage and will come home with at least a bronze medal. 54kg Sophie Lawlor (Wexford CBS) has a bye to the quarter finals, and contests against IBA Czech Republic/Czechia on Monday. 64kg Cassie Henderson (Phoenix Antrim) is also a quarter finalist and makes her tournament debut against Poland on Tuesday. 70kg Ava Lannon (Dungarvan) is also a medalist, and begins her championships at semi-final stage, following a bye. She’ll meet the winner of Greece Vs. Ukraine on August 23rd.

The tournament is being live-streamed by the EUBC on YouTube, and links will become available before the beginning of boxing at 2pm Irish time.

Day Three programme

Central Council took the independent decision to field a team at this tournament at its meeting in July, following a review of all federations contesting previous underage European Championships this year. This review included the ongoing European Junior Championships, where competitor nations include Ukraine, England, Scotland and Wales.

Central Council is mindful of the fact that Irish athletes cannot contest against Russian or Belarussian athletes boxing under their own flag, and wanted to ensure there was as low a probability as possible of an Irish boxer being drawn against such an opponent.

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: Lynne McEnery

Coach: Aoife Hennigan

Coach: Paul Simpson

Coach: Garry Kehoe

R&J: Martin O’Neill

Draws are available here

Day One results are available here

Session 2A results

Session 2B results