Team Ireland Boxers Begin European U22 Campaign.

Team Ireland began the European U22 Championship campaign on the opening day of the tournament.

Two Irish boxers were between the ropes in Poreč, Croatia.

Light welterweight, James “Shamie” McDonagh took on World No. 2, Kerem Ozmen of Turkey – the 4-0 decision went to the Turkish boxer.

The second Team Ireland boxer in action today was light middleweight, Darragh Gilroy, who contested against Hungary’s Istvan Gerzsenyi. The unanimous decision was in favour of the Hungarian boxer.

Just one Team Ireland boxer is boxing on Day Two of the tournament. Welterweight, Barry O’Connor, will box out of the red corner when he meets Aljaz Sircelj of Slovakia in bout 3 of Ring A’s afternoon session:

The tournament is being streamed by the EUBC:

Women’s boxing will not begin until Wednesday, March 16th.

The 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

57kg Zara Breslin

63kg Eve Woods

66kg Kaci Rock

70kg Lisa O’Rourke

75kg Aoibhe Carabine


48kg Padraig Downey

51kg Clepson De Santos

54kg Dylan Eagleson

57kg Jake Mc Mahon

60kg Paul Loonam

63kg Shamie Mc Donagh

67kg Barry O Connor

71kg Darragh Gilroy

92kg Jack Marley

The competition schedule and draw sheets for every Irish boxer are available here

Day One, Session 1A results

Day One, Session 1B Results