Two Team Ireland boxers win through to World Junior Championship finals.

Two Team Ireland boxers have won through to the World Junior Championships in Yerevan, Armenia, following today’s semi-finals.

63Kg John Donoghue, Olympic Mullingar BC, contesting his 4th bout of the tournament, Greece’s Emmanouil Fotiadis, a two time European Junior champion. This was a tough and testy bout, but John came out the 3-0 victor on a scoreline of 28:28; 27:29; 28:28; 27:29; 27:29. John will contest for gold against Uzbekistan’s Khikmatillo Ulmasov.

63Kg Siofra Lawless of Four Kings BC made her tournament debut is some style today, at the semi finals stage, against Georgia’s Ana Khvedelidze – and won by way of a second round RSC.

Siofra will box her final against India’s Sachin Shurshti Sathe.

Team Ireland has a third medalist, in 70Kg Mary McDonagh, of Kerry’s Sliabh Luachra BC. She boxed her semi-final against India’s Akansh Phalaswal. The unanimous decision went to the Indian athlete, on a scoreline of 27:30; 27:30; 28:29; 27:30; 27:30 – and Mary will return home with World bronze.
345 boxers from 51 countries are contesting the tournament, the first of its kind in 8 years. 11 of those boxers are Team Ireland athletes.

Saturday is a rest day at the tournament, and finals will be boxed on Sunday, from 11am, Irish time. While the finals matchlist has been released, the full programme is not yet available.

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Ring A


Ring B

Team Ireland

48Kg Lauren Crinnion, Fr Horgan’s

52Kg Grace Conway, Treadagh BC

54Kg Tegan Farrelly, Dunboyne BC

60Kg Robyn Wolverson, Docklands BC

63Kg Siofra Lawless, Four Kings BC

70Kg Mary McDonagh, Sliabh Luachra BC

48Kg Aaron Keogh, Drimnagh BC

52Kg Christian Doyle, Team Doyle BC

57Kg Patrick Kelly, Kilmyshall BC

63Kg John Donoghue, Olympic Mullingar BC

70Kg Alex Noonan Carmody, Riverstown BC

Team Manager

Anna Moore


Brian Barry

Garry Kehoe

Amanda Spencer


Men’s and Women’s draws, in all weight categories, are available here:

Boxing2023 – IBA Junior World Boxing Championships Draw Sheets

Session 1A results

Boxing2023 – IBA Junior World Boxing Championships Session1A Results

Results from sessions 2, 3 and 4 in which Team Ireland boxers did not contest are available here
Session 5A results
Session 5B results
Session 6A results
Session 6B results
Session 7A results
Session 7B results
Session 8A results
Session 8B results
Session 9A results
Session 9B results
Session 10A results
Session 10B results
Session 11A results
Session 11B results
Session 12A results
Session 12 B results