A record-breaking 7 Team Ireland boxers have claimed podium places at the Women’s European Championships.
The previous record, set in 2019, was three.
In today’s second day of Quarter Finals, 50kg Caitlin Fryers was first up – she contested against Bulgaria’s Zlatislava Chukanova in bout 2 of the afternoon session. It was a turbulent bout, but Caitlin claimed at least bronze with a 3-2 win, 30:27, 28:29, 28:29, 29:28, 30:27. In bout 12, reigning Olympic lightweight champ, Kellie Harrington, met England’s Shona Whitwell in a well contested bout – Kellie claimed victory in a 3-2 split, and progresses to the semi-finals – the judges scored the bout 27:30, 29:28, 27:30, 27:30
Welterweight, Kaci Rock, openned proceedings in the evening session, against Germany’s Stefanie von Berge. Kaci battled valiantly, but the 5-0 decision went to her opponent, 27:30, 29:28, 27:30, 27:30
29:28. Olympian, 75kg Aoife O’Rourke met Turkey’s Busra Isildar in bout 8. Aoife came away with a 4-1 win -28:29, 29:28, 27:30, 27:30, 27:30.
A record four boxers claimed at least bronze yesterday, in the first day of Quarter Finals – 48kg Shannon Sweeney, 57kg Micheala Walsh, 63kg World Champion Amy Broadhurst and 70kg Tina Desmond.
The tournament is on a rest day on Thursday. Semi finals will be boxed on Friday, and finals on Saturday.
Bouts are being streamed on the EUBC’s YouTube channel, and links for viewing on Friday will issue closer to boxing.
The team will land at Dublin Airport’s Terminal 1 at 15:50hrs on Sunday afternoon.
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
Day Two results are here
Day Three results are here
Day Four results are here
Day Five results are here
Session 10 results
Session 11 results