Ireland recorded four wins from four on the opeing day of the Queens Cup in Stralsund, Germany this afternoon.
Caitlyn Fryers, Shauna O’Callaghan, Joanne Richards and Mary Geraghty had their hands raised in victory against Germany, Poland and Finland following impressive displays.
Irish team manager Bernie Harlod hailed today’s performances.
“The German was relentless in attack but a technically strong response won the nod from the judges for the Irish bantamweight, she said.
“The atmosphere in the Phoenix Sportsclub in Stralsund was electric with the Irish and German supporters trying to out sing each other to support their boxer. Mary Geraghty next meets Johanna Wonyou of France who outpointed her Finnish opponent today.
“All of the girls performed very well today. They all followed the instructions of their coaches and it’s a great start to the tournament.”
Team Ireland will be back in action tomorrow in Stralsund. Click here for schedule.
Boxing resumes at 9.30am in the morning.
Niamh Fay and Kayleigh Woods, representing the Bracken and Kildare boxing clubs, lost out to Joulina Suhron of Germany and Denista Pauerová of the Czech Republic this afternoon despite big performances.
Queens Cup Stralsund, Germany October 25th/30th
9.30am session session
J48kg Caitlyn Fryers beat Eliana Nebhi (Germany) 3-0
J60kg Shauna O’Callaghan beat Amanda Falo (Finland) 3-0
Y69kg Joanne Richards beat Olga Mocela (Poland) 3-0
J54kg Mary Geraghty beat Sophie Rabitz (Germany) 3-0
(J57kg Niamh Fay (Bracken) lost to Joulina Suhron (Germany) 0-3
(Y60kg Kayleigh Woods (Kildare) lost to Denista Pauerová (Czech Republic) 0-3
J50kg Mary Kate Nevin v Julie Madsen (Denmark)
J57kg Marguireta Nevin v Angelina Glebova (Russia)
(J63kg: Nadine Dermody v Sabine Fiedler (Germany)
J46kg Daina Moorhouse v Laura Klob (Germany)
Y51kg Kelsey Leonard v Fiona Wyss (Switzerland)
Y75kg Aoife Burke v Anna Krasnoperova (Russia)
(J54kg Leanne Coffey v Loser)
(J46kg Ciara Brien v Rin Bennama (France)
Y60kg Orla Garvey v Loser
Y64kg Shannon Reilly v Stephanie Thour (Sweden)
63kg Evelyn Igharo (Clann Naofa)
75kg Aoife Burke (St Mary’s Dublin)
Team manager: Bernie Harold