Dearbhla Rooney, pictured, proudly led out Team Ireland at tonight’s closing ceremony at the 2018 Olympic Youth Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Leitrim featherweight claimed bronze at the 3rd edition of the tournament.
The three-strong Irish boxing squad in Buenos Aires – Lauren Kelly, Dean Clancy and Rooney – were beaten by eventual Olympic Youth champions, Russia’s Anastasia Shamonova, England’s Ivan Price and Thailand’s Panpatchara Somnuek, in echoes of Beijing 2008 where the five-strong Ireland boxing squad – Ken Egan, the late Darren Sutherland, John Joe Joyce, John Joe Nevin and Paddy Barnes – were beaten by the eventual Olympic champions.
The remaining Irish teams in Buenos Aires, Athletics, Boxing, Golf and Karate, are scheduled to return home on Sunday morning via Dublin Airport at 9.50am (Terminal 1).
BA 828 LONDON LHR – DUBLIN BRITISH AIRWAYS
DATE – SUNDAY 21st OCTOBER
DEPARTS – LONDON 0825
ARRIVE – DUBLIN 0950
Ireland’s squad in Argentina comprised of 16 athletes from 9 sports.
Niamh Coyne, Swimming (Silver), Sean McCarthy, Karate (Bronze) and Rooney (Bronze) medalled for Ireland at Buenos Aires 2018.
Irish Squad Buenos Aires Youth Olympics 2018
Miriam Daly (400m Hurdles), Sophie Meredith (Long Jump), Miranda Tcheutchoua (Hammer)
Nhat Nguyen (Men’s Singles)
Dean Clancy (Men’s Flyweight, Ballinacarrow BC), Lauren Kelly (Middleweight, St Brigid’s, Edenderry), Dearbhla Rooney (Featherweight, Sean McDermott BC) Coach: Dmitry Dimitruc
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)