Mary Katie Nevin sparring today


Team Ireland had a training session today ahead of a massive weekend for the side at the European Youth and Junior Women’s Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria today.


The squad trained and sparred with Turkey, Italy, France, Poland, Kosovo and Ukraine.


Shannon Reilly spars Turkey today


Five Irish boxers are in action in the business end of the tournament tomorrow, all looking to upgrade their medals.


Caitlin Fryers is aiming for the ultimate ungrade – from silver to gold – in the light fly Youth final versus Bulgaria’s Mari Todrova on Saturday.


Ciara Breen, Daina Moorehouse, Catherine Blaney and Aoibhe Carabine are in action in the Junior semi-finals. The Junior finals will be decided Sunday.


Mary Geraghty spars France today


Ireland is guaranteed at least one silver and five bronze in Sofia.


Please scroll down for Saturday’s draws or click here and here.


European Women’s Youth & Junior Championships Sofia, Bulgaria July 2nd/10th



July 3rd

75kg Lauren Kelly (Ireland) beat Gabriella Petrovics (Hungary) 4-1

Last 16
69kg Shannon Reilly (Ireland) beat Natalia Melesha (Ukraine) 5-0

July 4th

Last 16
48kg Caitlin Fryers (Ireland) beat Eliana Pileggi (Switzerland) 5-0
51kg Shauna Blaney (Ireland) lost to Goryana Stovea (Bulgaria) 0-5
54kg Mary Geraghty (Ireland) beat Anahit Aroyan (Armenia) 4-1
57kg Labhaoise Clarke (Ireland) lost to Ulyana Yesipena (Belarus) 0-5
63kg Katelynn Phelan (Ireland) beat Vyataute Kupciunaite (Lithuania) 5-0

69kg Shannon Reilly (Ireland) lost to Olivia Hussey (England) 2-3

July 5th


48kg Caitlin Fryers (Ireland) beat Christina Madalina (Romania) 4-1
54kg Mary Geraghty (Ireland) lost to Exaterina Molchanova (Russia) 0-5
60kg Marguerita Nevin (Ireland) lost to  Patrycja Borys (Poland) 1-4
63kg Katelynn Phelan (Ireland) lost to  Aaslahan Mehmedova (Bulgaria) 0-5

July 6th


48kg Caitlin Fryers (Ireland) beat Maxi Klitzer (Germany) 5-0
75kg Lauren Kelly (Ireland) lost to Anastasia Shamonova (Russia) RSCI3

July 8th


48kg Caitlin Fryers (Ireland) v Mari Todrova (Bulgaria)


July 3rd

Last 16
57kg Niamh Fay (Ireland) lost to Vilma Viitanen (Finland) 0-5
63kg Evelyn Igharo (Ireland) beat Diana Rys (Russia) 3-2

July 5th

63kg Evelyn Egharo (Ireland) lost to Gulca Arga (Turkey) 0-5
75kg Aoibhe Carabine (Ireland) beat Wiktoria Kluska (Poland) 5-0
Last 16
52kg Mary Kate Nevin (Ireland) lost to Giorgia Rossi (Italy) 0-5

July 6th

46kg Ciara Brien (Ireland) beat Lidia Monostory (Hungary) 5-0
48kg Daina Moorehouse (Ireland) beat Viktoria Fabuliak (Ukraine) 5-0
50kg Catherine Blaney (Ireland) beat Lenka Bernardou (Czech Rep) 4-1
54kg Chloe McDaid (Ireland) lost to Jekaterina Marchenko (Latvia) 0-5

July 8th


46kg Ciara Brien (Ireland) v Melek Zakivova (Bulgaria)
48kg Daina Moorehouse (Ireland) v Diana Ermakova (Russia)
50kg Catherine Blaney (Ireland)  v Martina La Piana (Italy)
75kg Aoibhe Carabine (Ireland) v Angelina Tsaturian (Russia)

Irish Squad

48kg Caitlin Fryers (Immaculata) (Silver, at least)
51kg Shauna Blaney (Navan)
54kg Mary Geraghty (Baldoyle)
57kg Labhaoise Clarke (Carndonagh)
60kg Marguerita Nevin (St.Brigid’s, Kildare)
63kg Katelynn Phelan (St.Brigid’s, Kildare)
69kg Shannon Reilly (Bray)
75kg Lauren Kelly (St.Brigid’s, Edenderry) (Bronze)

46kg Ciara Brien (St David’s, Naas) (Bronze, at least)
48kg Daina Moorehouse (Enniskerry) (Bronze, at least)
50kg Catherine Blaney (Navan) (Bronze, at least)
52kg Mary Kate Nevin (Elite, Mullingar)
54kg Chloe McDaid (Illies, Golden Gloves)
57kg Niamh Fay (Bracken)
63kg Evelyn Igharo (Clann Naofa)
75kg Aoibhe Carabine (Geesala) (Bronze, at least)

Team Manager: Bernie Harold
Head coach: Jimmy Payne
Coaches: Ger McDaid, Antoinette Faye-McClean, Liam Brereton
R & J: John Casey