Irish squad

Ireland will be taking home at least six bronze medals for the European Youth Championships in Italy.

Irish female captain Lauren Kelly, Evelyn Igharo, Daina Moorehouse, Jude Gallagher and Dearbhla Rooney joined Dean Clancy in the last-four.

The six are assured podium finishes and will be back in action in Tuesday’s semi-finals.

Brandon McCarthy was desperately unlucky not to join his Irish team-mates in the business end of the tournament.

The St Michael’s Athy man dominated his quarter-final but was adjudged to have lost on a 3-2 split to Albania’s Muhamet Qamili.

The Israeli judge gave McCarthy one 10-8 round in a 30-26 win and he also earned a 30-27 victory on another card.

Gallagher beat Armenia’s Yeghikyan and Moorehouse and Rooney saw off Spain’s Marta Lopez and Croatia’s Nikolina Qamili, while Igharo stopped Antia Zilix, also of Croatia, in the first round.

Kelly, the last Irish boxer in action today, held her composure and stuck to her boxing to beat Turkey’s Sena Erdogan and claim her third European medal.


European Men’s and Women’s Youth Championships Roseto degli Abruzzi, Italy April 17/26

April 22nd


48kg Daina Moorhouse (Ireland) beat Marta Lopez (Spain) 5-0
49kg Jude Gallagher (Ireland) beat Seyran Yeghikyan (Armenia) 5-0
56kg Brandon McCarthy (Ireland) lost to Muhamet Qamili (Albania) 2-3
57kg Dearbhla Rooney (Ireland) beat Nikolina Cacic (Croatia) 4-1
65kg Evelyn Igharo (Ireland) beat Anita Zilic (Croatia)  RSC1

75kg Lauren Kelly (Ireland) beat Sena Erdogen (Turkey) 3-0

April 21st

Last 16
51kg Caitlin Fryers (Ireland) lost to Liubov Sharpova (Russia) 1-4
54kg Mary Geraghty (Ireland) lost to Aycan Guldagi (Turkey) 0-5

60kg Aoibhe Ginty (Ireland) lost to Stephanie von Berge (Germany) AB3


52kg Dean Clancy (Ireland) beat Patrick Cappi (Italy) 4-1
81kg Aoibhe Carrabine (Ireland) lost to Sagit Emanur (Turkey) 0-5

81kg Edward Barrett (Ireland) lost to Karol Itauma (England) 0-5

April 20th

Last 16
49kg Jude Gallagher (Ireland) beat Ali Dagly (Ukraine) 5-0
52kg Dean Clancy (Ireland) beat Murat Ugurlu (Turkey) 5-0
56kg Brandon McCarthy (Ireland) beat Joe Tyres (England) 5-0
64kg Callum Walsh (Ireland) lost to Ilya Popov (Russia) 1-4

69kg Edward Donovan (Ireland) lost to Konstantin Barbosu (Hungary) 1-4

April 19th

Last 16
48kg Daina Moorhouse (Ireland) beat Jvanisova Olena (Ukraine) 5-0
57kg Dearbhla Rooney (Ireland) beat Weronikia Pawlak (Poland) 5-0
81kg Edward Barrett (Ireland) beat Ahmad Abdun Abu (Israel) 4-0Last 32
52kg Dean Clancy (Ireland beat Maksim Pankou (Belarus) 5-0

60kg Alex Higgins (Ireland) lost to Bojan Timotijevic (Serbia) 1-4

April 18th

Last 32
56kg Brandon McCarthy (Ireland) beat Alexander Tanko (Slovakia) 5-0
64kg Callum Walsh (Ireland) beat Kilp Frank (Germany) 5-0
69kg Edward Donovan (Ireland) beat Michal Jarlinski (Poland) 5-0

75kg Kane Tucker (Ireland) lost to Gabrijel Veocic (Croatia) 2-3

April 24th

48kg Daina Moorhouse (Ireland) v Maxi Klotzer (Germany)
49kg Jude Gallagher (Ireland) v Atilla Bernth (Hungary)
52kg Dean Clancy (Ireland) v Yurii Tomiuk (Ukraine)
57kg Dearbhla Rooney (Ireland)  v Valeria Radionova (Russia)
65kg Evelyn Igharo (Ireland) v Maria Sedaya (Ukraine)

75kg Lauren Kelly (Ireland) v Elsidata Selaj (Albania)

Irish squad


49kg Jude Gallagher (Two Castles) (Bronze, at least)
52kg Dean Clancy (Ballinacarrow) (Bronze, at least)
56kg Brandon McCarthy (St Michaels Athy)
60kg Alex Higgins (Fr Horgans)
64kg Callum Walsh (Riverstown)
69kg Edward Donovan (O.L.O.L.)
75kg Kane Tucker (Holy Family GG) Cpt

81kg Edward Barrett (Olympic)


48kg Daina Moorehouse (Enniskerry) (Bronze, at least)
51kg Caitlyn Fryers (Immaculata)
54kg Mary Geraghty (Baldoyle)
57kg Dearbhla Rooney (Sean McDermott) (Bronze, at least)
60kg Aoibhe Ginty (Geesala)
64kg Evelyn Igharo (Clann Naofa) (Bronze, at least)
75kg Lauren Kelly (St Brigids Edenderry) Cpt (Bronze, at least)

81kg Aoibhe Crabine (Geesala)

IABA President Dom O’Rourke

Team Manager: Peter O’Donnell and Fiona Hennigan
Coaches: Billy McClean, Michael Carruth, Michael Mongan,Anita Just
R&J John Casey