Michaela and Aidan Walsh are guaranteed at least bronze at the Commonwealth Games after winning their quarter-finals in Gold Coast, Australia this morning.
The brother and sister team claimed a unique and historic double after beating Keamogeste Kenosi (Botswana) and Leroy Hindley (New Zealand).
Kurt Walker saw off Moroke Mokhotho of Lesotho in the bantam class today, but Damien Sullivan and Stephen McMonagle bowed out to Australian and New Zealand heavy and super heavy Jason Whateley and Patrick Mailato.
As things stand, the Walshes, Walker and Kristina O’Hara are assured of at least bronze.
O’Hara will be aiming to upgrade her guaranteed podium finish to at least silver tomorrow versus New Zealand light-fly Tasymn Benny.
Rio Olympians Brendan Irvine and Steven Donnelly and Allan Nihell, Carly McNaul and James McGivern are in quarter-final action Wednesday.
Thursday is a rest day at the tournament. The semi-finals and finals will be decided on Friday and Saturday
2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast Australia
48kg Kristina O’Hara beat Lynsey Holdaway (Wales) 3-2
57kg Michaela Walsh beat Keamogeste Kenosi (Botswana) RSC3
51kg Carly McNaul v Ayisat Oriyomi (Nigeria)
60kg Alanna Nihell v Page Murney (England)
48kg Kristina O’Hara v Tasymn Benny (New Zealand)
57kg Michaela Walsh v Alexis Pritchard (New Zealand)
75kg Steven Donnelly beat Kyran Jones (Wales) 4-1
56kg Kurt Walker beat Jack Bowen (Australia) 4-1
69kg Aidan Walsh beat Gul Zaib (Pakistan) 5-0
64kg Sean McComb lost to Luke McCormack (England) 1-4
75kg Steven Donnelly beat Gibrilla Kamara (Sierra Leone) 5-0
52kg Brendan Irvine beat Jabah Breedy (Barbados) 5-0
60kg James McGivern beat Emanuel Ngoma (Zambia) RSC2
56kg Kurt Walker beat Moroke Mokhotho (Lesotho) 4-1
69kg Aidan Walsh beat Leroy Hindley (New Zealand) 5-0
91kg Damien Sullivan lost to Jason Whateley (Australia) 1-4
91kg+ Stephen McMonagle lost to Patrick Mailato (New Zealand) 0-5
52kg Brendan Irvine v Rajab Mahommed (Botswana)
60kg James McGivern v Jean John Colin (Mauritis)
75kg Steven Donnelly v Henry Tyrell (Samoa)
56kg Kurt Walker v Eric Bastion (Canada)
69kg Aidan Walsh v Wilson Hill (Fiji)
Northern Ireland Squad
48kg Kristina O’Hara (St John Bosco)
51kg Carly McNaul (Holy Family)
52kg Brendan Irvine (St Paul’s)
56kg Kurt Walker (Canal)
57kg Michaela Walsh (Monkstown)
60kg James McGivern (St George’s)
60kg Alanna Nihell (Eastside/British Army)
64kg Sean McComb (Holy Trinity)
69kg Aidan Walsh (Monkstown)
75kg Steven Donnelly (All Saints)
91kg Damien Sullivan (Emerald)
+91kg Stephen McMonagle (Holy Trinity)
Coaches: John Conlan, Peter Brady and Damien Kennedy