Tough day at the office for Team Ireland

A challenging day at the office for Team Ireland at the 2024 European Elite Championships in Belgrade.

Two Ireland boxers were in action in the men’s Quarter Finals. 57kg Adam Hession boxed a podium place against Russia’s Eduard Savvin. This was a highly physical bout, and Adam acquitted himself well after two excellent preliminaries wins. The 5-0 decision went to the Russian athlete, and the judges scored the bout 27:30; 27:30; 28:29; 27:30; 27:30.

4 bouts later (Bout 11) in the same ring and session, Paris qualified 63.5kg boxer, Dean Clancy, boxed for bronze against Azerbaijan’s Malik Hasanov. This was also a 5-0 decision, scored 29:28; 30:27; 30:27; 30:27; 30:27.

401 boxers from 38 federations will contest the championships. Prize money will be awarded in all weight categories, from quarter finalists to champions. Those finishing at the QF stage will receive $1,000; bronze medalists will be awarded $5,000 apiece. Winning silver means a $10,000 award, and champions will get $15,000.

All semi-finals take place on Thursday. Friday is a rest day at the tournament, and finals will be boxed across Saturday and Sunday.

Semi Finals

Four boxers contest semi-finals on Thursday, vying to up-grade their bronze medals to silver.

50kg Shannon Sweeney is in Bout 2 of Ring A’s Afternoon Session, against Armenia’s Anush Grigoryan -Reigning Olympic champion and Paris Olympian, Kellie Harrington, contests her semi in bout 6 of the same ring and session, against Serbia’s Natalia Shadrina. Double Olympian, 75kg Aoife O’Rourke, is in action in Bout 10, against Turkey’s Isildar Busra. 54kg Niamh Fay is in Ring B’s Afternoon Session, boxing Romania’s Lacramioara Perijoc for a place in the finals in Bout 4.

Afternoon Sessions at the tournament begin at 2pm, Irish time – Evening Sessions begin at 4.45pm.



The EUBC is streaming the tournament on its YouTube channel; links per ring and session will become available before boxing.


50kg Shannon Sweeney, St. Anne’s BC, Mayo

54kg Niamh Fay, Phoenix of Ballyboughal BC, Dublin

57kg Michaela Walsh, Holy Family GG, Belfast

60kg Kellie Harrington, St. Mary’s BC, Tallaght, Dublin

66kg Lisa O’Rourke, Castlerea BC, Roscommon

75kg Aoife O’Rourke, Castlerea BC, Roscommon

51kg Rickey Nesbitt, Holy Family BC, Drogheda

57kg Adam Hession, Monivea BC, Galway

63.5kg Dean Clancy, Sean McDermott BC, Leitrim

71kg Eugene McKeever, Holy Family, Drogheda

92kg Jack Marley, Monkstown BC, Dublin

Draws are available here

Day One results are available here

Day Two results are available here

Day Three results are available here

Day Four results are available here

Day Five results are available here

Day Six results are available here

Session 21A results

Session 22B results

Session 23A results

Session 24B results