Kellie Harrington with Irish coaches Zaur Antia and Eddie Bolger

Kellie Harrington with Irish coaches Zaur Antia and Eddie Bolger.

Moira McElligott and World Elite silver medallist Kellie Harrington are in action in the last-16 of the European Elite Women’s Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria today.

The Leinster duo will be aiming to join Christina Desmond, Grainne Walsh and Shauna O’Keeffe in the quarter-finals at the 28-nation tournament.

Harrington meets Russia’s Aleksandra Ordina in one of four crucial Ireland versus Russia bouts this weekend.

See below attachment for today’s program. Boxing begins at 1pm local time. Sofia is two hours ahead of Ireland.




European Women’s Championships Sofia, Bulgaria

(Last 16 bouts unless stated)

November 15th

54kg Dervla Duffy (Ireland) lost to Lacramiora Perijoc (Romania) 0-3

November 16th

48kg Lauren Hogan (Ireland) lost to Ekaterina Pinigiana (Russia) 0-3

69kg Grainne Walsh (Ireland) beat Marija Petovic (Serbia) TKO3

November 17th

60kg Shauna O’Keeffe (Ireland) beat Aneta Rygielska (Poland) 3-0

November 18th

57kg Moira McElligott (Ireland) v Sara Beram (Croatia)

64kg Kellie Harrington (Ireland) v Aleksandra Ordina (Russia)

November 19th


60kg Shauna O’Keeffe (Ireland v Daria Abramova (Russia)

November 20th


69kg Grainne Walsh (Ireland) v Saadat Abdulaeva (Russia)

75kg Christina Desmond (Ireland) v Oksana Trofimova (Russia)

Irish Squad

48kg Lauren Hogan (St.Brigids Edenderry)

54kg Dervla Duffy (Mulhuddart)

57kg Moira McElliggot (St Michael’s Athy)

60kg Shauna O’Keeffe (Clonmel)

64kg Kellie Harrington (Glasnevin)

69kg Grainne Walsh (Sparticus)

75kg Christina Desmond (Fr Horgans)

Team manager: Noreen Glendening

Physio: Caoimhe Gilmore

Coaches: Zaur Antia, Eddie Bolger, Dmitri Dimitruc

R&J: Sadie Duffy