Dean Clancy and Dearbhla Rooney box for places in the 2018 Olympic Youth flyweight and featherweight finals in Buenos Aires tomorrow.
The Sligo and Leitrim duo meet England’s Ivan Price and Thailand’s Panpatchara Somnuek with at least silver up for grabs.
The semi-finalists in Clancy’s and Rooney’s weights have two shots at a medal. If they win their last four bouts, they’re guaranteed at least silver.
If they lose they go into a box off for bronze.
Clancy and Rooney convincingly won their quarter-finals bouts in Buenos Aires yesterday.
Irish coach Dmitry Dimitruk said the Irish pair have taken a lot of confidence from Sunday’s victories and are eager to get in the ring tomorrow.
Youth Olympics 2018
52kg Dean Clancy (Ireland) beat Hichen Maouche (Algeria) 5-0
57kg Dearbhla Rooney (Ireland) beat Linda Martinez (USA) 5-0
75kg Lauren Kelly (Ireland) lost to Anastasia Shamonova (Russia) 0-5
52kg Dean Clancy (Ireland) v Ivan Price (England)
57kg Dearbhla Rooney (Ireland) v Panpatchara Somnuek (Thailand)
Irish coach: Dmitry Dimitruk
TEAM IRELAND YOUTH OLYMPIC BUENOS AIRES 2018
Miriam Daly (400m Hurdles), Sophie Meredith (Long Jump), Miranda Tcheutchoua (Hammer)
Nhat Nguyen (Men’s Singles)
Dean Clancy (Flyweight, Ballinacarrow BC), Lauren Kelly (Middleweight, St Brigid’s BC Edenderry), Dearbhla Rooney (Featherweight, Sean McDermott BC)
Tanya Watson (10m Platform)
Sean McCarthy Crean (+68kg)
Lauren Crowley Walsh (Women’s Individual, Mixed Team), David Kitt (Men’s Individual, Mixed Team)
Emma Slevin (Women’s Artistic Programme)
Niamh Coyne (50, 100, 200 breaststroke), Mona McSharry (50, 100, 200 breaststroke, 50 freestyle), Robert Powell (50, 100 freestyle, 50 butterfly)
Georgia Drummy (Women’s Singles)