Super Six: Team Ireland claim 6 World Youth Championship medals.

2 more boxers have added to Team Ireland’s record breaking World Youth Championships group of medalists, bringing the total to a Super Six.

Lightweight Lee McEvoy was back in action, for his fourth bout of the tournament today, he met Carlos Jamil De Leon Castro of Puerto Rico and claimed at least a bronze with a 4-1 split decision win.

Featherweight, Rebecca Kavanagh, took on England’s Emily Whitworth in bout 5 of Ring B’s afternoon session and the decision didn’t go her way – she’s had a great tournament, with wins against Italy and Japan.

Heavyweight Cliona D’arcy made her tournament debut against Lithuania’sAglinskaite Kamile and becomes a 2022 World and European medalists following a 5-0 win.

They join Team Co-Captain, welter Jim Donovan , cruiserweight Nathan Ojo, Team Co-Captain, light heavy Dearbhla Tinnelly, a 2022 World and European medallist and light middle Laura Moran – Laura, too, is now a 2022 European and World medallist.


This team has made history – they are now the most sucessful ever Irish World Youth Championship team. The previous Team Ireland record-setters at the tournament was the 2008 squad. The tournament in that year took place in Mexico, and Ireland came home with four medals:

60kg Ray Moylette Gold
64kg Jamie Kavanagh Silver
69kg David Joe Joyce Bronze
81kg Tommy McCarthy Bronze

Semi Finals

All 6 Team Ireland boxers will contest their semis tomorrow.

In Ring A’s afternoon session, light heavy, Team Co-Captain Dearbhla Tinnelly boxes England’s Amber Birch. In bout 9, lightweight Lee McEvoy boxes for a place in the finals against Georgia’s Gocha Gordulava.

In Ring B’s afternoon session, light middle Laura Moran takes on Uzbekistan’s Aziza Zokirova in bout 5. In bout 10, Team Co-Captain, welter Jim Donovan, meets Kazakhstan’s Nurkeb Mursal. Two bouts later, in bout 12, cruiserweight Nathan Ojo contests against Ronny Noa of Cuba.

In Ring A’s evening session, heavyweight Cliona D’Arcy boxes for silver against Poland’s Weronika Maja Bochen

Session 23A programme

Session 23B programme

Session 24A programme

Session 24B programme


Session 23A and 24A

Session 23B and 24B

Team Ireland Head Coach, Zauri Antia, is in La Nucia to observe and support this historic team. He says “There is remarkable talent throughout this squad – every boxer has performed very well. The Team Managers, Francis Keeling and Bernie Lannon, deserve great praise, as does the exceptional work of coaches Mike Mongan, Liam Cunningham and Lynne McEnery. The support structure around boxers at this high level of competition is vital – and, alongside the team in Spain, boxers are continuing to receive wonderful support from their, club coaches, family and friends”

Team Ireland Squad


48kg Thady Patsy Joyce, Olympic L, Westmeath

51kg Jack Harkin, Oakleaf BC, Derry

54kg Gavin Ryan, Ratoath BC, Meath

57kg Roy Farrelly, Avona BC, Dublin

60kg Lee McEvoy, Avona BC, Dublin

63.5kg Conor McCrory, Townland ABC.

67kg James Donovan, OLOL, Limerick

71kg Bobbi Flood, Cabra BC, Dublin

75kg TJ King, Phoenix of Ballyboughal, Dublin

80kg Ryan Murphy, Neilstown, Dublin

86kg Nathan Ojo, Esker, Dublin

92kg David McDonagh, Olympic BC, Galway

92+ Bernard Cawley, St. David’s BC, Naas


48kg Georgia McGovern, Setanta L, Kildare

50kg Caoimhe Kinsella, St Anthony’s/Pats, Wexford

52kg Esther Lambe, Setanta L, Kildare

54kg Shakira Donoghue, Templemore, Tipperary

57kg Rebecca Kavanagh, Mulhuddart,

60kg Yasmin Meredith, Corinthians BC, Dublin

63kg Rebecca Collins, Baldoyle, Dublin

66kg Gabrielle Mongan, Whitechurch, Dublin

70kg Laura Moran, St Anne’s, Mayo

81kg Dearbhla Tinnelly, Clann Naofa, Louth

81+kg Cliona D’Arcy, Tobar Pheadair, Galway

Team Manager: Francis Keeling

Team Manager: Bernadette Lannon

Coach: Lynne McEnery

Coach: Michael Mongan

Coach: Liam Cunningham

Draw sheets are available here

Day One results are available here

Day Two results are available here

Day Three results are available here

Day Four results are available here

Day Five results are available here

Day Six results are available here

Days Seven results are available here

Session 21A results

Session 21B results

Session 22A results

Session 22B results