Ceire Smith (blue) in action

Ceire Smith (blue) in action

Ceire Smith will be the only Irish boxer in action at the 9th AIBA World Women’s Champiobships and Rio 2016 qualifiers in Astana, Kazakhstan tomorrow.

The Cavan BC flyweight meets Ingrit Valencia of Colombia at approximately 9.30am tomorrow morning (Irish time).

The last 64 bout is the third contest of Thursday’s program on Day 1 of the final qualifiers for women for Rio 2015.

Click here for Thursday’s schedule and here for draw sheets.



AIBA World Women’s Championships Astana, Kazakhstan

May 19th (Last 64)
51kg Ceire Smith (Ireland) v Ingrit Valencia (Colombia)

May 20th (Last 32)
54kg Dervla Duffy (Ireland) v Diletta Cipallane (Italy)
57kg Moira McElliggot (Ireland) v Sati Burcu (Turkey)
64kg Kelly Harrington (Ireland) v Austeja Auciute (Lithuania)
75kg Christina Desmond (Ireland) v Khadija Mardi (Morocco)

May 21st (Last 32)
48kg Donna Barr (Ireland) v Kim Klavel (Canada)
60kg Katie Taylor (Ireland) v Irma Testa (Italy) or Agnes Alexisson (Sweden)

May 22nd (Last 16)
69kg Grainne Walsh (Ireland) v Hanna Solecka (Poland)

Irish squad

48kg Donna Barr (Twin Towns)

51kg Ceire Smith (Cavan)

54kg Dervla Duffy (Mulhuddart)

57kg Moira McElligot (St Michael’s Athy)

60kg Katie Taylor (Bray)

64kg Kelly Harrington (Glasnevin)

69kg Grainne Walsh (Sparticus)

75kg Christina Desmond (Fr Horgan’s)

Team manager: Anna Moore

Coaches: Zaur Antia, Eddie Bolger, Gerry Storey, Pat McDonagh

Physio: Molly Ryan