Ireland Win Two Medals At The Women’s World Championships.

Team Ireland has claimed 2 historic medals at the Women’s World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey.

Amy Broadhurst, contesting at 63kg, dominated her Serbian opponent, Jelena Janicijevic, from the opening seconds of the bout. She was the unanimous decision victory. The judges scored the bout 26:30, 27:30, 26:30, 27:30, 25:30 in favour of the boxer in blue.

70kg Lisa O’Rourke met Ani Hovsepyan of Armenia; her agility and superior footwork were brought to bear throughout the bout. The final score was a 5-0 win, scored: 29:28, 29:28, 30:27, 30:27, 30:27

Both boxers are between the ropes in their semi finals on Wednesday.

Amy will face Parveen of India in bout 7 of Ring A’s afternoon session, followed 2 bouts later by the meeting of Lisa O’Rourke and Turkey’s Sema Aliskan.

Olympian, 57kg Michaela Walsh came up against tricky opposition in the form of Kazakhstan’s Karina Ibragimova. This was a testy affair, which ended 30:26, 30:26, 29:27, 30:26, 30:26 in favour of the Kazakh boxer.

Carly McNaul (52kg) met Caroline De Almeida of Brazil in her Quarter Final, and put in a stylish and determined display. It wasn’t to be on this occasion for Carly, and the UD win went to De Almeida on a score of 28:29, 27:30, 27:30, 28:29, 28:29.

Team Ireland Head Coach Zauri Antia says he is “delighted with the performance of each and every Team Ireland boxer so far throughout the Women’s World Championships. Spirits among coaches and boxers are high. Preparation for the championships was good, with great sparring in the training camp in Assisi in Italy – every boxer at the camp came away with improved skills. The team selected for this World Championships had a dual purpose – gaining experience and competing for podium paces. The boxers who were in Istanbul for experience all won bouts, and have now contested at world level. They are changed and improved boxers now. The future of Irish boxing is bright.”

The tournament is on a rest day on May 17th – semi finals take place on Wednesday, May 18th.

Watch Ring A here

Watch Ring B here

Semi finals programme:

Prize money is up for grab for podium finishes at this year’s tournament:

MedalPrize Money
GoldUSD 100,000
SilverUSD 50,000
BronzeUSD 25,000
BronzeUSD 25,000

In order to be entitled to receive the Prize Money, the IBA says the” Boxer must win at least one bout at the Competition and reach place from 1st to 3rd (gold to bronze medal)”.

Team Ireland Squad

48kg Shannon Sweeney, St.Anne’ BCs, Mayo

 50kg Caitlin Fryers, Immaculata BC, Belfast

 52kg Carly McNaul, Ormeau Road BC, Belfast

 54kg Niamh Fay, Phoenix of Ballyboughal, Dublin

 57kg: Michaela Walsh: Emerald BC, Belfast

 63kg Amy Broadhurst: St.Bronagh’s  ABC, Rostrevor

 66kg Kaci Rock, Enniskerry BC, Wicklow

70kg Lisa O’Rourke, Olympic BC, Galway

75kg Aoife O’Rourke: Olympic BC, Galway


Zauri Antia

John Conlan

Eoin Pluck

Noel Burke

Competition Venue:

Sinan Erdem Dome in Istanbul, Turkey

Competition Dates:

May 6th to 21st.

Draws for each Team Ireland boxer are here

Day One results are here

Day Two results are here

Day Three results are here

Day Four results are here

Day Five results are here

Day Six results are here

Day Seven results are here

Session 11 A results

Session 11 B results

Session 12 A results

Session 12 B

Tournament schedule: