Aoife O’Rourke with Irish head coach Zaur Antia and Irish coach Damian Kennedy


Aoife O’Rourke weighed-in this morning ahead of her European Elite final in Madrid.

The Roscommon middleweight meets Poland’s Elziebta Wojcik looking to become the only Irish female boxer besides current IBF/WBO/WBA/WBC champion Katie Taylor to claim a European Elite title.

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Wojcik has won Olympic Youth (2014) and World Youth (2014) gold, as has Russia’s Anastasia Shamonova who O’Rourke beat in the semi-finals last night.

Both women will be in the ring at approximately 7pm (Irish time this evening.

As things stand, O’Rourke is guaranteed at least silver and Amy Broadhurst will be bringing home bronze from Madrid.

The Irish squad are due to arrive home via Dublin Airport this Sunday morning at 10.40am. (Flight 1B3792; Departure Madrid: 09.10. Arrival Dublin: 10.40 (Terminal 1).

O’Rourke celebrates victory last night

(Images courtesy of Margit Kincses)



European Women’s Elite Championships Madrid, Spain August 22/31

August 31


75kg Aoie O’Rourke (Ireland) v Elziebta Wojcik (Poland)



August 30


60kg Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) lost to Mira Potkonen (Finland) 0-5
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Ireland) beat Anastasia Shamonova (Russia) 4-1

August 28


60kg Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) beat Anastasia Belokova (Russia) 5-0

69kg Christina Desmond (Ireland) lost to Darima Sandakova (Russia) 1-4

August 27

Last 16

69kg Christina Desmond (Ireland) beat Leonie Anna Van Leeuwen (Netherlands) 5-0

August 26

Last 16

51kg Ceire Smith (Ireland) lost to Naz Buse Cakiroglu (Turkey) 0-5

60kg Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) beat Dominika Ciklova (Czech Republic) 5-0


75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Ireland) beat Tetiana Petrovich (Ukraine) 5-0

August 25

Last 32

51kg Ceire Smith (Ireland) beat Krisztina Beri (Hungary) RSC2

Irish squad

51kg: Ceire Smith (Cavan/Virginia)
60kg: Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan) (Bronze)
69kg: Christina Desmond (Fr Horgan’s)
75kg: Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea) (Silver, at least)

Team manager: JP Kinsella

Coaches: Zaur Antia and Damian Kennedy

Physio; David Cooke