Irish squad in Germany

Irish squad in Germany



Ireland’s talented Juniors celebrated a high five of gold medals after claiming five top of the podium finishes at the Queens Cup in Germany this afternoon.

The Girls in Green also walked off with the Best Team Award after recording over 20 wins this week and producing some stunning performances.

Irish captain Mary Kate Nevin, who scooped the Best Boxer Award, Caitlin Fryers, Margeruita Nevin, who beat a European champion, Shauna O’Callaghan and Evelyn Igharo won their finals in Stralsund earlier this afternoon.

Daina Moorehouse had to settle for silver after being edged out on a split decision by France’s Rim Bennama, massive display from Moorehouse.

The total gold medal haul was seven, with Kelsey Leonard, an AIBA World Junior medallist, and Shannon Sweeney going all the way in the Youth class.

Aoife Burke and Orla Garvey accepted silver after being edged in the Youths finals late this afternoon and early evening.

Best Boxer winner Mary Kate Nevin (red) in action in Germany

Best Boxer winner Mary Kate Nevin (red) in action in Germany



Burke was shaded – after it went back to the judges after a draw –  by Nataliya Sychugova of Russia and Garvey left absolutely everything in the ring in a thriller versus tall and rangy French lightweight Fatia Benmessahal.

Ciara Brien (Kldare) secured bronze in the Junior 46Kg class.

Irish team manager Bernie Harold hailed the contributions of all involved after a tremendous tournament for Irish boxing.

She said: “Thanks to Pat Ryan, President of the IABA, for taking the girls in under the High Performance Unit where they have trained for the past eight weeks. Congratulations and thank you to the coaches Jimmy Payne (Head Coach), Antoinette Faye, Noel Burke and Jimmy Halpin whose expertise and dedication has brought this team to this high level.

“Thanks also to Tricia Ormonde-McLoughlin and Frank Murphy for their help.Congratulations is due too, to the Club Coaches of the girls who have worked week in, week out with them for years. The parents of the girls too should take a bow. They were an absolute pleasure to be with and fully supported each other throughout the competition. Each and every one of them is a credit to Ireland.”

Ireland’s medal-laden squad are due to arrive home on Sunday evening at approximately 7.25pm via Dublin Airport.

Irish women’s boxing is proudly sponsored by Quick Park of Dublin Airport.


Queens Cup Stralsund, Germany October 25th/30th

Youth and Junior

October 26th

9.30am session

J48kg Caitlin Fryers (Ireland) beat Eliana Nebhi (Germany) 3-0

J60kg Shauna O’Callaghan (Ireland) beat Amanda Falo (Finland) 3-0

Y69kg Joanne Richards (Ireland) beat Olga Mocela (Poland) 3-0

2pm session

J54kg Mary Geraghty (Ireland) 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

October 27th

9.30am session

J50kg Mary Kate Nevin (Ireland) beat Julie Madsen (Denmark) 3-0

J57kg Marguireta Nevin (Ireland) beat Angelina Glebova (Russia) 3-0

J63kg: Nadine Dermody (Kildare) lost to Sabine Fiedler (Germany) 0-3

2pm session

J46kg Daina Moorehouse (Ireland) beat Laura Klob (Germany) 3-0

Y48kg Shannon Sweeney (Ireland) beat Arlinda Muqa (Kosovo) 3-0

Y51kg Kelsey Leonard (Ireland) beat Fiona Wyss (Switzerland) 3-0

Y75kg Aoife Burke (Ireland) beat Anna Krasnoperova (Russia) TKO3

J54kg Leanne Coffey (Kildare) beat Pauline Bohm (Germany) W/O

J46kg Ciara Brien (Kildare) lost to Rin Bennama (France) TKOI2

6pm session

Y60kg Orla Garvey (Ireland) beat Uldana Nurlanova (Kazakhstan) 3-0

Y64kg Shannon Reilly (Ireland) lost to Stephanie Thour (Sweden) 1-2

October 28th

9.30am session

J50kg Mary Kate Nevin (Ireland) beat Anastasia Markowa (Russia) 3-0

J54kg Mary Geraghty (Ireland) lost to Johanna Wonyou (France) 0-3

J57kg Margurita Nevin (Ireland) beat Emily Mauermann (Germany) 3-0

J63kg Evelyn Igharo (Ireland) beat Linne Veskel (Sweden) 3-0

J63kg Roisin Gannon (Ireland) lost to Sabine Fielder (Germany) 0-3

Y57kg Kellie McLoughlin (Ireland) lost to Anna Krasnoperova (Russia) 1-2

Y69kg Joanne Richards (Ireland) lost to Natalia Barbusinska of Poland 1-2

October 28th

2pm session

J54kg Leanne Coffey (Kildare) lost to Ani Manukyan (Germany) 0-3

October 29th

1pm session

J46kg Daina Moorehouse (Ireland) lost to Rim Bennama (France) 1-2

J48kg Caitlin Fryers (Ireland) beat Eliana Nebehi (Germany) 3-0

J50kg Mary Kate Nevin (Ireland) beat Lenka Bernadova (Czech Republic) 3-0

J57kg Marguireta Nevin (Ireland) beat Jessica Triebelova (Slovakia) 2-1

J60kg Shauna O’Callaghan (Ireland) beat Amanda Salo (Finland) 3-0

J63kg Evelyn Igharo (Ireland) beat Sabine Fielder (Germany) 3-0

Y75kg Aoife Burke (Ireland) lost to Nataliya Sychugova (Russia) 1-2

October 29th

7pm session

Y60kg Orla Garvey (Ireland) lost to Fatia Benmessahal (France) 0-3

Irish squad


46kg Daina Moorehouse (Enniskerry) (Silver)
48kg Caitlin Fryers (Immaculata) (Gold)
50kg Mary Kate Nevin (Mullingar Elite) (Gold)
54kg Mary Geraghty (Baldoyle) (Bronze)
57kg Margurita Nevin (St Brigids Kildare) (Gold)
60kg Shauna O’Callaghan (Clann Naoife) (Gold)
63kg Roisin Gannon (Connemara) (Bronze)
63kg Evelyn Igharo (Clann Naofa) (Gold)


48kg Shannon Sweeney (St Anne’s, Westport) (Gold)
51kg Kelsey Leonard (Curragh) (Gold)
57kg Kellie McLoughlin (Drimnagh) (Bronze)
60kg Orla Garvey (Dealgan) (Silver)
64kg Shannon Reilly (Bray) (Bronze)
69kg Joanne Richards (St Michael’s NW) (Silver)
75kg Aoife Burke (St Mary’s Dublin) (Silver)

Team manager: Bernie Harold

Coaches: Jimmy Payne, Antoinette Faye, Noel Burke
Referee & Judge: Aideen Floyd