Team Ireland Women Finish Joint Second In European U22 Championship Medals Tables.

Team Ireland Co-Captain, Lisa O’Rourke, in action in her European U22 Final/IBA Flickr

Team Ireland women have finished joint second in the European U22 Women’s Championship medals table.

Ireland holds that honour alongside Poland and Turkey; Italy top the table.

Team Ireland’s 9 women boxers are coming home from Croatia with four medals.

Two golds were clinched in yesterday’s finals by Team Co-Captain, 70kg Lisa O’Rourke, following a 4-1 split decision win over Daria Parada of Poland.

Ireland’s second gold came courtesy of 54kg Niamh Fay,  a former European Youth champ, who won a unanimous decision victory over Sharon Prisco of Italy.

Middleweight, Aoibhe Carabine receiving her European U22 Championship silver medal/IBA Flickr

Team Ireland’s silver medal came courtesy of middleweight, Aoibhe Carabine.

The Mayo boxer, former European Youth gold medallist, contested her final against Ukrainian Karolina Makhno.

She put in a valiant performance, and won silver by virtue of a 5-0 decision in favour of her opponent.

Kaci Rock receiving her European U22 Championship bronze medal/IBA Flickr

Team Ireland’s 4th women’s medal is the bronze awarded to Wicklow boxer, Kaci Rock.

Kaci contested, and lost, her semi-final against German Stefanie Von Berge, who went on to claim gold in the weight.

Niamh Fay, on being declared European U22 54kg champion/IBA Flickr

Team Ireland women have finished 3rd in the over-all team rankings at the Europeans.

With four medals, and 9 boxers, the team claimed that place out of 24 participating nations having won 18 bouts, in all.

Turkey finished in first place, and Italy in second.

Team Ireland heavyweight, Jack Marley, is the last Irish boxer between the ropes at the tournament.

He contests his final, the last bout of the championships, against Roberto Lizzi of Italy. His is bout 6 of the evening session, at around 6.05pm, Irish time.

Team Ireland also has 2 bronze medals in the Men’s competition – bantamweight, Dylan Eagleson and Lightweight, Paul Loonam.

Their medals will be bestowed upon them this afternoon.

The Team Ireland squad is comprised of 18 boxers – 9 men and 9 women, and includes reigning 2022 IABA U22 Champions.


48kg Nicole Clyde

50kg Caitlin Fryers

52kg Daina Moorehouse

54kg Niamh Fay

57kg Zara Breslin

63kg Eve Woods

66kg Kaci Rock

70kg Lisa O’Rourke

75kg Aoibhe Carabine


48kg Padraig Downey

51kg Clepson De Santos

54kg Dylan Eagleson

57kg Jake Mc Mahon

60kg Paul Loonam

63kg Shamie Mc Donagh

67kg Barry O Connor

71kg Darragh Gilroy

92kg Jack Marley

The competition schedule and draw sheets for every Irish boxer 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

Day Five session results are here

Day Six session results are here

Day Seven session results are here

Day 8 session results are here

Women’s Final Results, Session One

Women’s Finals Results, session 2

European U22 Women’s Championship Medal Rankings:

European U22 Women’s Championship Team Rankings: