Four wins for Team Ireland on the opening day of Youth 5 Nations

Team Ireland claimed four wins on the opening day of a 5 nations round robin in Italy.

The competition is being hosted by the Italian Federation in Perugia, and includes the host nation, France, Hungary, and Ukraine.

50kg Katie O’Keefe, who met France, 52kg Esther Lambe Vs Hungary, 54kg Niamh Keogh against France and 60kg Ava Rose Henry Lyndon against Ukraine, all claimed 5-0 wins. 48kg Carleigh Maria Irving, 57kg Natalia Fasciszewska and 70kg Nell McLoughlin all lost out on split decisions against Italy and Ukraine, respectively. 66kg Gabriel Mongan received a bye.


Team Ireland

48kg: Carleigh Maria Irving (Oakleaf)

50kg: Katie O’Keeffe  (Kanturk)

52kg: Esther Lambe (Setanta)

54kg: Niamh Keogh (Olympic Mullingar)

57kg: Natalia Fasciszewska (Castlebar)

60kg: Ava Rose Henry Lyndon (Dublin Docklands)

66kg: Gabrielle Mongan (WhiteChurch)

70kg: Nell Mc Laughlin (Eagle BC)


William Brereton (St. Brigid’s BC)

Aoife Hennigan ( Swinford BC)