Team Ireland boxers have claimed at least four bronze medals on the first day of quarter finals at the World Youth Championship Quarter in La Nucia, Spain.
Bantamweight Gavin Ryan opened proceedings, taking on Uzbekistan in bout 10 of Ring B’s afternoon session; Gavin leaves the tournament following a 4-1 split decision in favour of his opponent. Gavin recorded victories over opponents from Belgium and Kazakhstan in his World Youths journey.
In the followin bout, Team Co-Captain Jim Donovan took on Iraq’s Naeem Hussein Hussein Yousif, and became Ireland’s first 2022 World Youth Championships medalist, with a 5-0 win. In bout 12, cruiserweight Nathan Ojo contested against Egypt’s Ibra Naeim Mohamed Hamza Tamin, and claimed Ireland’s second medal, with a 4-1 win.
In the evening session, Team Co-Captain, light heavy Dearbhla Tinnelly mader her tournament debut against Romania’s Maria Gheorghita Cimpoeru – Dearbhla became a 2022 World and European medallist when claiming her win through a round 1 RSC. Middleweight TJ King took on Belgium’s Hadit Noa in Bout 10; it was a battling affair. The 5-0 decision went to the Belgian; the Dublin boxer comes home after a series of great performances against Estonia and Spain, and invaluable experience.
Light middle Laura Moran met home boxer, Daniela Irina Llorente Golai, in bout 3 in ring B, and also wins through to the semi-finals by way of a round one RSC – Laura, too, is now a 2022 European and World medallist.
Quarter Finals, Day Two.
Another 3 Team Ireland boxers will contest for medals.
Lightweight Lee McEvoy is back in action, for his fourth bout of the tournament. He meets Carlos Jamil De Leon Castro of Puerto Rico in bout 7 of Ring A’s afternoon session.
Featherweight, Rebecca Kavanagh, takes on England’s Emily Whitworth in bout 5 of Ring B’s afternoon session.
In the evening, session, Cliona D’arcy makes her tournament debut against Lithuania’sAglinskaite Kamile in bout 5 of Ring A’s evening session.
21A & 21B
Session 22A and 22B
Session 21A and 22A
Session 21B and 22B
Team Ireland Performance Lead and Head Coach, Zauri Antia, travelled to La Nucia today; he will observe the quarter finals, two days of semi finals and both days of finals from the stands. He says “Irish boxers have performed exceptionally well and are a credit to themselves, their clubs, their club coaches and the Team Ireland World Youths Championship coaching and support team”.
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
Session 16A results
Session 16B results
Session 17A results
Session 17B results
Session 18A results
Session 18B results