Team Ireland are due home from the European U/22 Championships in Russia Via Dublin Airport tonight, March 18.
Dundalk lightweight Amy Broadhurst claimed her second successive gold medal at the tournament on St Patrick’s Day, the day she celebrated her birthday.
Ireland are schedule to arrive at 9.10pm this evening (Terminal 1, Aeroflot) via Moscow.
Dominic O’Rourke, President of the IABA, hailed the performance of Broadhurst, the current Irish Elite light-welter champion and World No. 8 who has won five underage European gold medals and reached the quarter-finals of the World Elites last November.
“It was a fantastic performance by Amy given that the European U/22 Championships is a very competitive tournament. It’s an exceptional achievement to win successive gold medals at this level and congratulations to Amy and her club, the Dealgan BC, and clubs coaches, he said.
“Congratulations also to the coaches and staff in Russia, the IABA High Performance Unit and the entire squad at the European U/22 Championships.”
All media are invited to attend tonight’s homecoming.
(Image, courtesy of Irish team manager Stephen Molloy, of Amy Broadhurst with Irish coaches in Russia)