Team Ireland claim 9 finals places, and 6 bronze medals, following the semi finals stage of the European Schools Championships in Turkey.
34-36kg Ellen Winnie Joyce, making her tournament debut at semi-final stage, and opening boxing on Day Seven, won through to the finals following a 5-0 win over home boxer Eyelm Ece Unlu. Judges scored the bout 27:30, 28: 29, 27: 30,, 27:30, 27: 30.
38kg Carley O’Herron boxed in Bout 4, against Ukraine’s Anehlelina Havryliak. Carley was also making her first appearance in the tournament, but will be back in action in the finals, following her 3-2 split decision win: 28:29, 27:30, 28:29, 29: 28, 29: 28.
40kg Elma Barry contested for a place in the finals against Greece’s Angeliki-Petroula Sdouga, and was similarly decisive in her 5-0 victory – 26:29, 25:30, 25: 30, 26: 29, 26: 29. A point was also deducted from her opponent.
42kg Abbey Molloy comes home from Turkey with bronze, following her semi final bout against Armenia’s Hamest Afrikyan – 28:29, 28:29, 26:30, 27: 30, 27: 30.
Two bouts later, 44kg Lauren Doherty Crinnion met Azerbaijan’s Nasirli Banuchhichak. She has progessed to the finals, and at least a silver medal, following her 5-0 win. The judges scored the bout 26: 30, 27: 30, 25: 30, 27: 30, 25: 30.
In bout 10, 46kg Alanna O’Brien contested against Turkey’s Sude Naz Efil, and has also won at least a silver medal. She goes forward to the finals following a 4-1 split decision win. The final scores: 28:29, 27:30, 29:28, 28:29, 28:29
70kg Chloe Louise Poleon opened her account in Bout 4 of the evening session, against Croatia’s Lorena Horvat. She’ll come home with a bronze medal, following a 5-0 decision in favour of her opponent. The judges scored the bout 30:27, 29:28, 30:27, 29:28, 30:27.
44kg Daniel Joyce was also back in action today, in Bout 10 of the evening session, against Italy’s Antony El Moeti. He comes home with a bronze medal, after a 4-1 split for the boxer in blue, and a point deducton. The final scores: 27:29, 27:29, 29:27, 26: 30, 27:29.
The Bout 11 contest at 46kg between Jamesie Casey and Azerbaijan’s Baghir Alimkhanli. That ended in an round 3 RSC, following a second standing count, in favour of the Team Ireland boxer, now assured of at least a silver medal.
In bout 14, 48kg Christian Doyle met Slovakia’s Sebastian Chocholacek, and was dominant from the first bell, recording a 5-0 win, on a scoreline of 27:30, 27:30, 27:30, 27:30, 27:30. Christian has won at least a silver medal.
In bout 16, 50kg Brandon Geoghegan contested against Italy’s Mattia Turrin. There was a delay of over three minutes at the end of the bout, while the referee manually collected each judges scores and delivered them to the Chief Official. Brandon was declared the winner, but the scores weren’t visible.
63kg Broderick Adbuire boxed for the third consecutive day, this time against Germany’s Justin Kiz in Bout 23. He comes home with bronze following a 5-0 decision in favour of the German boxer – 29:28, 29:28, 29:28, 30:27, 30:27. Also coming home with bronze medals are Richard Kiely (80kg) and Jordie Cooke (90kg).
Friday is a rest day at the European Schools Championship; all finals will be boxed on Saturday. The tournament is being streamed by the IBA and the EUBC on their respective YouTube channels.
338 boxers from 28 nations, including Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, Estonia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine are contesting the tournament. 29 finals, in all, will be boxed on Saturday.
Afternoon Session – Girls Finals:
Watch here, from midday on Saturday:
Evening Session – Boys Finals
Watch here from 4pm, Irish time.
Team Ireland Squad:
34-36kg Ellen Winnie Joyce, Olympic L, Co. Westmeath
38kg Carley O’Herron, Rochfordbridge BC, Co. Westmeath
40kg Elma Barry, Setanta L, Co. Kildare
42kg Abbey Molloy, Sacred Heart BC, Dublin.
44kg Lauren Doherty Crinnion, Fr. Horgan’s, Co. Cork
46kg Alanna O’Brien, Setanta L, Co. Kildare
48kg Mary Furlong, Na Fianna BC, Co. Wexford
51kg Donna Marie McCarthy, Mayfield BC, Co. Cork
54kg Robyn Charlie Carlyle, Crumlin BC, Dublin
57kg Faith Kileen, Jobstown BC, Dublin
60kg Cassie May Henderson, Gilford ABC, Co. Armagh: Team Co-Captain
64kg Alannah Kenny, Clonmel BC, Co. Tipperary
70kg Chloe Louise Poleon, Dunboyne BC, Co. Meath
37-40kg Kalib Walshe, Wexford CBS, Co. Wexford
42kg Lochlainn Michael Beagan , Sean Doran’s BC, Co.
44kg Daniel Joyce, Elite Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
46kg James Michael Casey, Sliabh Luchra BC, Co. Kerry
48kg Christian Doyle, Olympic L, Co. Westmeath
50kg Brandon Geoghegan, Sacred Heart, Dublin
52kg Cian Michael Stapleton, Marble City BC, Co. Kilkenny
54kg Danny John Mahon, Fr. Flanagan’s BC, Co, Kildare
57kg John (Daniel Maher) O’Donoghue, Olympic L, Co. Westmeath: Team Co-Captain.
60kg Edward Harty, Portloaise BC, Co. Laois
63kg Broderick Adbuire, Jobstown BC, Dublin
66kg Rocco Dempsey, Avona BC, Dublin
70kg John Paul Mongans, Rathkeale BC, Co. Limerick
75kg Callum Francis Barrett, Olympic C, Co. Galway
80kg Richard Daniel Kiely, Midleton BC, Co. Cork
90kg Jordie Cooke, Gleann BC, Co. Antrim
Team Managers: Gus Farrell and Jennifer O ‘Sullivan Coffey
R&J: Dermot McDermott
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 results are here