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
51kg Shauna Blaney (Ireland) lost to Ekaterina Molchanova (Russia) 0-5
48kg Caitlin Fryers (Ireland) beat Nasu Misaki (Japan) 5-0
69kg Shannon Reilly (Ireland) beat Olivia Hussey (England) 3-2
75kg Lauren Kelly (Ireland) lost to Ya Chun-Yang (Chinese Taipei) 0-5
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
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)
64kg Katelynn Phelan (Ireland) v Ekaterina Dynnik (Russia)
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