Team Ireland claims 2 more victories on Day Four at STRANDJA

Team Ireland claimed two more wins on the fourth day of competition at the 74th STRANDJA Memorial Tournament.

51kg Sean Mari, making his tournament debut, contested against Algeria – and came away with a Quarter Final place following a 4-0 win. 80kg Kelyn Cassidy, likewise, won a place in the QFs, with a 5-0 win over the Netherlands.

Both 57kg Adam Hession and 71kg Dean Walsh came out the wrong side of split decisions, against Turkey and Denmark, respectively. Unfortunately, 71kg Aidan Walsh was injured and could not contest his quarter final.

Day Five

Kelyn and Sean are back in the ring for their quarter finals on Friday; Sean meets Uzbekistan in Bout 3 of Ring A’s evening session. In Bout 13, Kelyn vies for a semi finals berth against Serbia.

Also returning to the ring for Quarter Finals are Team Ireland’s two 54kg boxers – Niamh Fay and Jennifer Lehane. Niamh faces Poland in Bout 7 of Ring B’s afternoon session. In the next contest, Jenny contests against the USA – this is the second time in the tournament she has met an American opponent.

66kg Amy Broadhurst is back in action tomorrow, also bidding for a medal. She takes on Canada in Bout 16 of Ring B’s afternoon session.

Team Ireland is already guaranteed two medals – Olympic lightweight champ, Kellie Harrington, meets France in the 63kg semi finals on Saturday, and European silver medallist, Christina Desmond, boxes her semi on the same day against India.

There are a record 450 boxers from 42 nations contesting the competition, organised and operated by the Bulgarian Boxing Federation.


The Bulgarian Boxing Federation is streaming all bouts live, on its YouTube Channel. Links, per ring, become available daily before boxing begins.

Team Ireland


51kg Sean Mari, Monkstown, Dublin/Defence Forces

54kg Dylan Eagleson, St. Paul’s, Antrim

57kg Adam Hession, Monivea BC

57kg Jude Gallagher, Two Castles ABC

Dean Clancy, Sean McDermott BC

71kg Aidan Walsh, Emerald BC

71kg Dean Walsh, St. Joseph’s/St Ibar’s BC

80kg Kelyn Cassidy, Saviours Crystal BC

92kg Jack Marley, Monkstown, Dublin


50kg Carly McNaul, Ormeau Road BC

50kg Caitlin Fryers, Immaculata BC

54kg Niamh Fay, Phoenix of Ballyboughal BC

54kg Jennifer Lehane, DCU BC

57kg Kelsey Leonard, Unit 3, Naas, BC

63kg Kellie Harrington, St. Mary’s, Dublin

66kg Grainne Walsh, Spartacus BC

66kg Amy Broadhurst, St. Bronagh’s BC

70kg Christina Desmond, Dungarvan BC/Garda

75kg Aoibhe Carabine, Geesala BC

Team Lead: Zauri Antia

Head Coach: John Conlan


Eoin Pluck

Noel Burke

Lynne McEnery

Physio: Rob Tuomey

R&J: Paul McMahon

Draws are available here

Day One results are here

Day Two results are here

Day Three results are here

Session 13A results:

Session 14B results

Session 15A results

Session 16B results