O’Connor Opens #TeamIreland’s Account At The European U22 Championship.

Barry O’Connor got his European U22 campaign off to a winning start today, with a 4-1 split decision win over Aljaz Sircelj.

The Irishman put in an assured performance against a testy opponent.

O’Connor goes again tomorrow, and is once more the only Team Ireland boxer between the ropes in in Poreč, Croatia.

The welterweight takes on Bulgaria’s Stepan Kirkorov in Bout 2 of Ring A’s Afternoon Session.

The European U22 Championships are being streamed by the EUBC on its YouTube Channel – O’Connor’s bout will be available here:

The squad is comprised of 18 boxers – 9 men and 9 women, and includes reigning 2022 IABA U22 Champions.


48kg Nicole Clyde

50kg Caitlin Fryers

52kg Daina Moorehouse

54kg Niamh Fay

57kg Zara Breslin

63kg Eve Woods

66kg Kaci Rock

70kg Lisa O’Rourke

75kg Aoibhe Carabine


48kg Padraig Downey

51kg Clepson De Santos

54kg Dylan Eagleson

57kg Jake Mc Mahon

60kg Paul Loonam

63kg Shamie Mc Donagh

67kg Barry O Connor

71kg Darragh Gilroy

92kg Jack Marley

The competition schedule and draw sheets for every Irish boxer are available here

Day One session results are here

Day Two, session 3, Ring A

Day Two, session 3, Ring B

Day Two, Session 2