Team Ireland Secure 4 More European Youth Championship Medals.

Team Ireland’s Katie O’Keefe Credit: Bulgarian Boxing Federation

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 Shakira O’Donoghue

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.

Team Ireland’s Georgia McGovern

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.

Team Irealnd’s Laura Moran

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’s Cliona D’Arcy

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.

Team Ireland on Day 5 of the European Youth Championships/Bulgarian Boxing Federation.

6 Team Ireland boxers are contesting on Day 6.

Afternoon Session

Ring A

Bout 10: 63kg – Winnie McDonagh V Yulha Filpova of Ukraine.

Bout 4: 48kg – Patsy Joyce V Vladislav Kondratuk of Ukraine.

Ring B

Bout 8: 67kg – Jim Donovan V Kagan Kanlibilge of Turkey

Evening Session

Ring B

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

Team Manager:          

Anna Moore 


James Doyle 

Liam Cunningham 

Aoife Hennigan 

Gerard McDaid 

Jim O’Neill

R & J:                          

Martin O’Neill 

Tournament Schedule

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