Kelli Harrington and Christina Desmond with Irish team manager Jennifer O’Sullivan and Irish coaches Zaur Antia and Jimmy Payne in Romania today


Kellie Harrington, Christina Desmond and Joe Ward recorded a hat-trick of semi-final wins at the Nicolae Linca Memorial in Romania today.

Harrington and Desmond beat Romanian opponents, Desmond stopping Irina Stoic just after the start of the second round in Iasi.

Ward booked his ticket into the light-heavy final on a unanimous decision over Italy’s Guiseppe Perugino and wins the gold medal as his opponent has pulled out of the final.

Kiril Afansev will be in action in the second session of semi-finals Friday.

The finals will be decided Friday and Saturday.

Note – weekend programs are subject to change.

Nicolae Linca Golden Belt Memorial Iasi, Romania (May 10th/14th)

May 10th


51kg Carly McNaul (Ireland) lost to Hanna Ohata (Ukraine) 2-3
60kg Kellie Harrington (Ireland) beat Kanna Okheri (Ukraine) 5-0
81kg Joe Ward (Ireland) beat Evgheni Zaritschi (Moldova) TKO1

May 11th


60kg Kellie Harrington (Ireland) beat Lacramiqara Perijoc (Romania) 3-2
75kg Christina Desmond (Ireland) beat Irina Stoic (Romania) TKO2
81kg Joe Ward (Ireland) beat Guiseppe Perugino (Italy) 5-0

May 12th


91kg Kiril Afansev (Ireland) v Catilin Cristea (Romania)


60kg Kellie Harrington (Ireland) v Dariya Abramova (Russia)
75kg Christina Desmond (Ireland) v Yakusina Yaraslav (Russia)

May 13th


81kg Joe Ward (Ireland) beat Fernandez Camacho (Spain) W/O

Irish Squad

52kg Carly McNaul (Ormeau Road)
60kg Kellie Harrington (St Marys)
75kg Christina Desmond (Fr Horgans)
81kg Joe Ward (Moate) (Gold)
91kg Kiril Afansev (Smithfield)

Team manager: Jennifer O’Sullivan (Sliabh Luchra)
Coaches: Zaur Antia & Jimmy Payne
R&J: Ben McGarrigle