Shannon Reilly beat England’s current European Youth champion Olivia Hussey in a thriller to book her ticket into the quarter-finals of the AIBA World Youth Championships in Guwahati,India today.
The Bray BC welter edged Hussey, who shaded Reilly on a 3-2 split in the quarter-finals en route to gold at the European earlier this year, after returning the compliment on a 3-2 split decision this afternoon.
Earlier, Caitlin Fryers impressively advanced after beating Japanese light-fly Nasu Misaki 30-27,30-27,30-27,29-28,29-28.
But Lauren Kelly bowed out on a unanimous decision to Ya Chun-Yang of Chinese Taipei.
Irish team manager Anna Moore hailed the performances of all three Irish athletes.
Fryers is back between the ropes tomorrow along with Mary Geraghty, Labhaoise Clarke and Marguerita Nevin.
Reilly, following her heroics against one of the top seeds, joins Katelynn Phelan in the last-eight.
Team manager: Anna Moore
Coaches: Jimmy Payne, Liam Brereton, Antia Just
R&J: Sadie Duffy