Ireland’s semi-finalists weighed-in in Minsk this morning ahead of today’s last-four showdowns at the 2nd European Games.
Irish team captain Kellie Harrington, Michaela Walsh, Kurt Walker, Grainne Walsh, Regan Buckley and Michael Nevin box today.
All six are guaranteed at least bronze.
Great Britain (7), Russia (7) and Ireland (6) have the highest representation in the semi-finals at the 44-nation tournament.
Semi-finalists in Minsk
- Great Britain, Russia: 7 boxers
- Ireland: 6 boxers
- Italy: 5 boxers
- Armenia, Ukraine: 4 boxers
- Bulgaria, Germany, Netherlands, Poland: 3 boxers
- Azerbaijan, Belarus, Croatia, France, Georgia: 2 boxers
- Finland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey: 1 boxer
Click on Irish names for today’s approximate times (Irish times apply on below).
European Games 2019 Minsk, Belarus
49kg Regan Buckley (Ireland) v Artur Hovannisyan (Armenia) (6.15pm)
56kg Kurt Walker (Ireland) v Peter McGrail (Team GB) (6.30pm)
57kg Michaela Walsh (Ireland) v Daria Abramova (Russia) (12pm)
60kg Kellie Harrington (Ireland) v Agnes Alexiusson (Sweden) (5pm)
69kg Grainne Walsh (Ireland) v Karolina Koszewska (Poland) (12.45pm)
75kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) v Salavtore Cavallaro (Italy) (7.45pm)
Meantime, Ireland has won 15 of their 20 bouts in Belarus since last weekend.
Head coach Zaur Antia and coaches John Conlan and Dmitry Dimitruk are working Ireland’s corner in Minsk.
“The team have performed fantastically against world class opposition since last Saturday, said Dominic O’Rourke, President of the IABA.
“All concerned, the squad, coaches and staff deserve enormous credit for what has been a brilliant tournament. The team will take a lot of confidence from their performance so far going into today’s semi-finals.”
Click here for today’s card and here for the overall schedule. The finals will be decided on Saturday and Sunday in Minsk.
Team Ireland are due to arrive home at 11am on Monday morning via Dublin Airport.
Date: Monday 1st July
Time: 11am Dublin Airport
Flight No: LH978