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
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