Irish squad



Katelynn Phelan guaranteed Ireland at least one bronze medal at the World Women’s Youth Championships in Guwahati, India after a thrilling win over Aidyl Cardenas this morning.

The Kildare light-welter beat the California-born orthodox on a split decision in the 64kg quarter-final to book her ticket into the last-four.

Proud dad, Paddy Phelan, coach at the St Brigid’s BC, was at ringside to watch his daughter advance.

Team manager Anna Moore hailed Phelan’s performance.

“She was absolutely outstanding and dominated from start to finish. We’re thrilled with the win,” she said.

Caitlin Fryers and Shannon Reilly will be aiming to add to Ireland’s medal haul in the afternoon session.

AIBA Youth Women’s World Boxing Championships Guwahati, India

November 19th

Last 32

51kg Shauna Blaney (Ireland) lost to Ekaterina Molchanova (Russia) 0-5

November 20th

Last 32

48kg Caitlin Fryers (Ireland) beat Nasu Misaki (Japan) 5-0

Last 16

69kg Shannon Reilly (Ireland) beat Olivia Hussey (England) 3-2
75kg Lauren Kelly (Ireland) lost to Ya Chun-Yang (Chinese Taipei) 0-5

November 21st

Last 16

48kg Caitlin Fryers (Ireland) beat Sumaiya Kosimova (Tajikistan) 5-0
54kg Mary Geraghty (Ireland) lost to Marie Bachmaier (Germany) 1-4
57kg Labhaoise Clarke (Ireland) lost to Namuun Monkhor (Mongolia) RETI3
60kg Marguerita Nevin (Ireland) lost to Klaudia Budasz (Poland) 2-3

November 22nd


48kg Caitlin Fryers (Ireland) v Karina Tuvakova (Russia)
64kg Katelynn Phelan (Ireland) beat Aidyl Cardenas (USA) 4-1
69kg Shannon Reilly (Ireland) v Citalli Ortiz (USA)

November 24th

64kg Katelynn Phelan (Ireland) v Ekaterina Dynnik (Russia)

Irish Squad

48kg Caitlin Fryers (Immaculata)
51kg Shauna Blaney (Navan)
54kg Mary Geraghty (Baldoyle)
57kg Labhaoise Clarke (Carndonagh)
60kg Marguerita Nevin (St.Brigid’s, Kildare)
64kg Katelynn Phelan (St.Brigid’s, Kildare) (Bronze, at least)
69kg Shannon Reilly (Bray)
75kg Lauren Kelly (St.Brigid’s, Edenderry)

Team manager: Anna Moore

Coaches: Jimmy Payne, Liam Brereton, Antia Just

R&J: Sadie Duffy