Record-Breaking Team Ireland Claim 3 Golds At The European Youth Championships.

Team Ireland were awarded bronze Team of the Tournament.

A record breaking Team Ireland squad has claimed 3 gold medals at the European Youth Championships in Sofia, Buglaria.

400 boxers, from 40 nations, contested the tournament, which began last Thursday.

The Irish 2022 team has won more medals at this competition that any other Team Ireland Youth squad contesting a European level tournament.

Going in to today’s finals, Ireland had four bronze medals, courtesy of 48kg boxers Georgia Dunn McGovern and Patsy Joyce, 50kg Katie O’Keeffe, and 63kg Winnie McDonagh.

Four boxers contested today’s finals. 70kg Laura Moran, who boxed Veronika Nakota of Ukraine, is coming home with a silver medal.

Bringing home gold are Team Co-Captain, 71kg Bobbi Flood, 81kg Dearbhla Tinnelly and 81+kg Cliona D’arcy.

The recorded victories over Gabriele Rontani Guidi of Italy, Karine Airpapetian of Ukraine and Polina Cherenko of Ukraine, respectively.

A 24 strong team contested the tournament representing Ireland and for many, this was their first time competing internationally. They showed maturity, composure and boxing skill in how they comported themselves at the tournament.

Ireland’s boxers also showed great team spirit, and could be heard singing and chanting throughout the tournament space whenever a boxer bearing the Irish flag got between the ropes. Team Ireland was awarded bronze team of the tournament. Silver went to England and Ukraine claimed gold.

Team Ireland Squad:
48kg: Georgia McGovern, Setanta : Bronze Medallist              

48kg: Patsy Joyce, Olympic: Bronze Medallist                          

50kg: Katie O’Keefe, Kanturk : Bronze Medallist                  

51kg: Adam McKenna, Holy Family          

52kg: Esther Lambe, Setanta

54kg: Shakira Donoghue, Templemore 

54kg: Gavin Ryan, Ratoath                        

57kg: Yasmin Meredith, Corinthians: Team Captain        

57kg: John Donoghue, St Michaels Athy

60kg: Jason Nevin, Olympic

63kg: Winnie McDonagh, Neilstown : Bronze Medallist               

63.5kg: Tom McDonnell, Docklands                             

66kg: Gabrielle Mongan, Whitechurch          

67kg: Jim Donovan, Our Lady of Lourdes

70kg: Laura Moran, St Annes: Silver medallist

71kg: Bobbi Flood, Cabra: Team Captain: Gold medallist                               

75kg: Emma Keating, Paulstown                            

75kg: Joshua Olaniyan, Jobstown                             

80kg: Ryan Murphy, Neilstown                             

81kg: Dearbhla Tinnelly, Clann Naofa: Gold medallist      

81+kg: Cliona Darcy, Tobar Pheadair: Gold medallist    

86kg: Nathan Ojo, Esker

92kg: David J McDonagh, Olympic               

92+kg: Bernie Cawley, St David’s, Naas

Team Manager:          

Anna Moore 


James Doyle 

Liam Cunningham 

Aoife Hennigan 

Gerard McDaid 

Jim O’Neill

R & J:                          

Martin O’Neill