Ireland and Italy renew acquaintances for the second time in 24 hours at the St Brigid’s BC in Edenderry tonight.

Both nations met in a cracking nine-bout international at the same venue last evening with Ireland twice coming from behind to claim a 5-4 win in the first of two schoolgirl internationals.

The talented Italian team won the first bout on Tuesday but Ireland surged 3-1 ahead before the visitors won three on the bounce to lead 4-3 with two bouts remaining.

However, Ireland claimed the final two contests to take a one bout lead going into tonight’s second leg.

Boxing begins at 7.30pm this evening and admission is €5.

Ireland versus Italy Schoolgirl International St Brigid’s BC Edenderry

July 10

Wednesday 10th July

38kg Caoimhe Kinsella (St Anthony’s/Pats, Ireland) v Broccio Arianna (Italy)
42kg Aliyah Flood (Monkstown D, Ireland) v Ferraris Matilde (Italy)
44kg Esther Lambe (Setenta L, Ireland) v Rossetti Busa Miria (Italy)
46kg Angelina Duffy (Glin, Ireland) v Lambo Mariagrazia (Italy)
48kg Caoilfhionn Crowley (Erne, Ireland) v Benetazzo Ginevra (Italy)
51kg Michaela Quinlan (Tipperary Town, Ireland) v Sannino Maria Teresa (Italy)
54kg Niamh Keogh (Olympic Mullingar, Ireland) v Cartacci Elektra (Italy)
57kg Courtney Joyce (Clonmel, Ireland) v Acconcia Luisa (Italy) (TBC)
60kg Hope Gallagher (Achill, Ireland) v Marra Valentina (Italy)

Ireland versus Italy Schoolgirl International St Brigid’s BC Edenderry

July 9

38kg Bethaney Dunne (St Brigid’s E, Ireland) lost to Arianna Broccio (Italy) 0-3
42kg Shakira McCrudden (Riverside, Ireland) beat Matilde Ferraris (Italy) 3-0
44kg Esther Lambe (Setenta L, Ireland) beat Miria Rossetti Busa (Italy) 3-0
46kg Carleigh Irvine (Maydon/Olympic, Ireland) beat Mariagrazia Lambo (Italy) 3-0
48kg Siofra O’Halloran (Ballinacargy, Ireland) lost to Ginevra Benetazzo (Italy) 0-3
51kg Natalia Fasciszewska (Aglish, Ireland) lost to Maria Teresa Sannino (Italy) 1-2
54kg Lucy Abbott (St Brigid’s E, Ireland) lost to Elektra Cartacci (Italy) 1-2
57kg Alicia King (Ratoath), Ireland) beat Lusia Acconcia (Italy) 3-0
60kg Gabrielle Mongan (Whitechurch, Ireland) beat Valentina Marra (Italy) 2-1

(Ireland win 5-4)