Team Ireland’s European U22 Championship Squad will return to Ireland from Croatia with 7 medals. That includes 3 gold medals, 1 silver and 3 bronze medals.
Team Ireland capped off a highly successful European U22 Championship campaign in Porec, Croatia, this evening with a gold medal for 19-year-old heavyweight and now two-time European medallist, Dublin’s Jack Marley.
Jack’s victory over Italy’s Roberto Lizzi was a unanimous one in the last bout of the tournament. Jack is a team Co-Captain.
Bronze medals were today also bestowed on bantamweight, Dylan Eagleson, and lightweight, Paul Loonam.
Today’s Men’s Finals followed the Women’s Finals on Tuesday, in which the team claimed 2 gold medals and a silver.
Team Co-Captain, light middleweight Lisa O’Rourke, sister of Olympian and Strandja champion Aoife, won a 4-1 split decision in her final with Daria Parada of Poland. Ireland’s second women’s gold came courtesy of former European Youth champion, 54kg Niamh Fay. She claimed a 5-0 win over Italy’s Sharon Prisco.
Team Ireland’s silver medal came courtesy of middleweight, Aoibhe Carabine, and followed her final against Ukrainian Karolina Makhno, and a 5-0 decision in favour of her opponent.
The women’s team finished joint 2nd in the tournament’s medals rankings and 3rd out of 24 countries in the team rankings. Turkey and Italy were in first and second, respectively.
Men’s medal rankings and team standings have yet to be released.
Team Ireland will land at Dublin Airport on Thursday evening at circa 7.30pm and is expected in the Terminal 1 Arrivals Hall between 7.45pm and 8pm.
The Team Ireland squad is comprised of 18 boxers – 9 men and 9 women and includes reigning 2022 IABA U22 Champions.
48kg Nicole Clyde
50kg Caitlin Fryers
52kg Daina Moorehouse
54kg Niamh Fay: Gold medallist
57kg Zara Breslin
63kg Eve Woods
66kg Kaci Rock: Bronze medallist
70kg Lisa O’Rourke: Gold medallist
75kg Aoibhe Carabine: Silver medallist
48kg Padraig Downey
51kg Clepson De Santos
54kg Dylan Eagleson: Bronze medallist
57kg Jake Mc Mahon
60kg Paul Loonam: Bronze medallist
63kg Shamie Mc Donagh
67kg Barry O Connor
71kg Darragh Gilroy
92kg Jack Marley: Gold medallist
The competition schedule and draw sheets for every Irish boxer are available here
Day One session results are here
Day Two session results are here
Day Three session results are here
Day Four session results are here
Day Five session results are here
Day Six session results are here
Day Seven session results are here
Day 8 session results are here
Women’s Final results are here