Members of Irish squad in India


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.

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) v Sumaiya Kosimova (Tajikistan)
54kg Mary Geraghty (Ireland) v Marie Bachmaier (Germany)
57kg Labhaoise Clarke (Ireland) v Namuun Monkhor (Mongolia)
60kg Marguerita Nevin (Ireland) v Klaudia Budasz (Poland)

November 22nd


64kg Katelynn Phelan (Ireland) v Aidyl Cardenas (USA)
69kg Shannon Reilly (Ireland) v Citalli Ortiz (USA) or Nadezhda Ryabets (Kazakhstan)

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)
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