Team Ireland have secured 5 medals at the European Youth Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, today.
Katie O’Keefe, contesting at 50kg, opened proceedings with an assured, dominant performance in her quarter final against Pia Jarvinen of Finland, and recorded a 5-0 victory. She’s through to the semi finals, and at least a bronze medal.
Boxing at 75kg, Emma Keating took on Sunniva Hofstad of Norway in her quarter final, in a fight that was ended by the Team Ireland corner in the first round.
At 54kg, Shakira Donoghue put in a strong performance against Teresa Sannino, Italy, but the unanimous decision was in favour of her opponent
Team Ireland’s 48kg boxer, Georgia McGovern, was on the only Irish boxer in Ring A’s evening session; she contested her quarter final against Kata Pap of Hungary. She was the unanimous decision victor, and has secured a semi final berth, and at least a bronze medal.
70kg Laura Moran and 81kg Cliona D’arcy both boxed in Ring B’s evening session, against England and Hungary, respectively.
Laura Moran was assured and controlled throughout her bout, against Madison Adkins, and won on a 5-0, claiming a bronze medal and a semi-final place.
And at 81kg, Cliona Darcy took on Zsofia Szira of Hungary. The Irish Boxer dominated from the first bell, and won through to a bronze medal and a semi final bout with a unanimous decision win.
Team Ireland has already secured one medal, courtesy of 81kg, Dearbhla Tinnelly, who has won through to her semi-final. That takes place in Wednesday’s afternoon session.
6 Team Ireland boxers are contesting on Day 6.
Bout 10: 63kg – Winnie McDonagh V Yulha Filpova of Ukraine.
Bout 4: 48kg – Patsy Joyce V Vladislav Kondratuk of Ukraine.
Bout 8: 67kg – Jim Donovan V Kagan Kanlibilge of Turkey
Bout 4: 57kg – John Donoghue V Marwan Mouflihi of France
Bout 7: 71kg – Bobbi Flood V Mijan Cumac of Germany
Bout 9: 66kg – Gabrielle Monagan V Maely Richols of France
The tournament, involving 400 boxers from 40 countries, is being live-streamed by EUBC. The afternoons session begins at 12pm, Irish time, and the evening session at 4pm. Links, by ring and session, will be released on Tuesday morning.
Team Ireland Squad:
48kg: Georgia McGovern, Setanta
48kg: Patsy Joyce, Olympic
50kg: Katie O’Keefe, Kanturk
51kg: Adam McKenna, Holy Family
52kg: Esther Lambe, Setanta
54kg: Shakira Donoghue, Templemore
54kg: Gavin Ryan, Ratoath
57kg: Yasmin Meredith, Corinthians: Team Captain
57kg: John Donoghue, St Michaels Athy
60kg: Jason Nevin, Olympic
63kg: Winnie McDonagh, Neilstown
63.5kg: Tom McDonnell, Docklands
66kg: Gabrielle Mongan, Whitechurch
67kg: Jim Donovan, Our Lady of Lourdes
70kg: Laura Moran, St Annes
71kg: Bobbi Flood, Cabra: Team Captain.
75kg: Emma Keating, Paulstown
75kg: Joshua Olaniyan, Jobstown
80kg: Ryan Murphy, Neilstown
81kg: Dearbhla Tinnelly, Clann Naofa
81+kg: Cliona Darcy, Tobar Pheadair
86kg: Nathan Ojo, Esker
92kg: David J McDonagh, Olympic
92+kg: Bernie Cawley, St David’s, Naas
R & J:
Draw sheets for all Team Ireland boxers 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
Session 14 results
Session 15 results
Session 16 results
Session 17 results