Team Ireland arrived home from the AIBA World Youth Women’s Championships in Guwahati, India today via Dublin Airport.
The squad, courtesy of Katelynn Phelan and Caitlin Fryers, took home two bronze medals from the tournament.
India was also acting as a qualifier for the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2018.
Ireland has a proud record at the Youth Olympics with current WBA/IBF World bantamweight champion Ryan Burnett claiming gold in 2010 in Singapore and former AIBA World Junior champion Ciara Ginty and Michael Gallagher winning silver and bronze at Nanjing 2014.
Ireland’s podium finishes at the World Youths, which concluded in Guwahati last weekend, improves the total haul of medals won in World and European competition to 29 this year.
IABA President Dom O’Rourke, IABA Registrar Stephen Connolly and IABA High-Performance Director Bernard Dunne, families, clubs, clubs, coaches and friends were at Dublin Airport this morning to welcome Team Ireland home.
“To take two medals from the World Youths was a brilliant achievement. We could have got a couple of more, but to get two was absolutely fantastic, said Dom O’Rourke.
“They all boxed very well and that’s all we ask of them is to perform. Congratulations to the squad and staff in India and the clubs and club coaches.”