Barys Arena - tournament venue

Barys Arena – tournament venue




Kelly Harrington and Katie Taylor will be in action in the last 16 of the World Women’s Elite Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan tomorrow.

Harrington will be between the ropes at approximately 10.15am tomorrow morning (Irish time) and Taylor at 3pm tomorrow afternoon (Irish time).

Taylor is competing in one of the three Olympic weights for women. The Olympic lightweight champion will advance to within one victory of qualifying for Rio 2016 is she beats Argentina’s Dayana Sanchez on Monday.

Earlier today, Grainne Walsh recorded an impressive victory over Poland’s Hanna Solecka to set up Tuesday’s quarter-final meeting with Kazakh welter Valentina Khalzova.

Please click here for Monday’s schedule.


AIBA World Women’s Championships Astana, Kazakhstan

May 19th (Last 64)
51kg Ceire Smith (Ireland) lost to Ingrit Valencia (Colombia) 0-2

May 20th (Last 32)
54kg Dervla Duffy (Ireland) lost to Diletta Cipallane (Italy) 0-3
57kg Moira McElligot (Ireland) lost to Sati Burcu (Turkey) 1-2
64kg Kelly Harrington (Ireland) beat Austeja Auciute (Lithuania) 3-0
75kg Christina Desmond (Ireland) lost to Khadija Mardi (Morocco) 0-3

May 21st (Last 32)
48kg Donna Barr (Ireland) lost to Kim Klavel (Canada) 0-3
60kg Katie Taylor (Ireland) beat Agnes Alexiusson (Sweden) 3-0

May 22nd (Last 16)
69kg Grainne Walsh (Ireland) beat Hanna Solecka (Poland) 3-0

May 23 (last 16)
60kg Katie Taylor (Ireland) v Dayana Sanchez (Argentina)
64kg Kelly Harrington (Ireland) v Cindy Rogge (Germany)

24th Q/Finals
69kg Grainne Walsh (Ireland) v Valentina Khalzova (Kazakhstan)

Irish squad

48kg Donna Barr (Twin Towns)

51kg Ceire Smith (Cavan)

54kg Dervla Duffy (Mulhuddart)

57kg Moira McElligot (St Michael’s Athy)

60kg Katie Taylor (Bray)

64kg Kelly Harrington (Glasnevin)

69kg Grainne Walsh (Sparticus)

75kg Christina Desmond (Fr Horgan’s)

Team manager: Anna Moore

Coaches: Zaur Antia, Eddie Bolger, Gerry Storey, Pat McDonagh