4 Team Ireland women have secured at least bronze medals at the European U22 championships, and will box to up-grade from Sunday.
It was a bumper day for Team Ireland, with 8 boxers in Quarter Final action in Porec, Croatia.
57kg Zara Breslin and 54kg Niamh Fay returned to the ring today in their Quarter Finals, having won their opening bouts on Wednesday, against Hungary and Ukraine, respectively. Zara’s interest in the tournament came to an end following a split decision loss to Italy. Niamh has secured at least a bronze, following a comprehensive 5-0 victory over Jonna Hakkrainen of Finand.
Light flyweight Caitlin Fryers also met Finnish opposition in Pihla Kaivo-Oja, but she goes out following a 5-0 decision in favour of her opponent.
Light middleweight Lisa O’Rourke met Melissa Gemini of Italy, and was decisive and dominant throughout the bout to record a unanimous decision win.
Welterweight Kaci Rock has secured passage to the semi-finals following a 3-2 split decision win over Ukraine’s Maryna Stokio – Kaci’s clubmate, Daina Moorehouse faced home boxer and World medallist, Nikolina Cacic, and came out the wrong side of a 3-2 split. Middleweight Aoibhe Carabine won a unanimous decision victory over Hungary’s Regina Lakos. Light welterweight, Eve Woods, contested against Italy’s Miriam Tommasone and exist the competitio following a 5-0 decision for her opponent; Middleweight Aoibhe Carabine won a unanimous decision victory over Hungary’s Regina Lakos.
All four women are back in action in the women’s semi finals on Sunday.
Saturday is men’s quarter-finals day, another busy one for Team Ireland, with 6 boxers contesting.
Lightweight Paul Loonam recorded a unanimous decision win over Hungary’s Ruben Romai in a dominating performance on St. Patrick’s Day, and will box again tomorrow. Likewise, bantamweight Dylan Eagleson, who put in an assured performance against Armenia’s Erik Tokhyan and came away with a unanimous decision on Thursday.
Making their tournament debuts are 49kg Padraig Downey, who will meet Buglarian Ergyunal Sebahtin. Flyweight Clepson dos Santos will take on Azerbaijan’s Nijat Huseynov. Heavyweight, Jack Marley, who received a bye in the draw, will step between the ropes in the quarter final afternoon session. Barry O’Connor will box his third bout of the tournament in the semi-finals
Day 7 Programme:
The tournament is being live-streamed by EUBC on YouTube, here:
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
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 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 10, Ring A
Day 6, session 10, Ring B
Day Six, session 11, Ring A
Day Six, session 11, Ring B