Michaela Walsh guaranteed herself at least silver at the European Union Championships in Cascia, Italy today.
The Belfast bantam recorded a convincing unanimous decision over Sweden’s Helena Envall this afternoon to book her ticket into the final.
Walsh, who has won three fight since last Saturday, will meet Azize Nimani of Germany for gold on Saturday.
But Dervla Duffy was beaten by Germany’s Ornella Wahner this afternoon in the quarter-finals.
The German feather earned a unanimous decision after three close rounds of an up-tempo contest.
Kellie Harrington and Grainne Walsh are in action in the semi-finals on Friday.
Thursday is a rest day at the tournament. Team Ireland will be taking home at least one silver and two bronze from Cascia.
Irish R&J Jim Murrin reffed the Italy versus Bulgaria bout today.
European Union Women’s Championships Cascia, Italy August 4th/13th
54kg Michaela Walsh (Ireland) beat Ebonie Jones (England) 5-0
60kg Kellie Harrington (Ireland) beat Kinga Szalachcic (Poland) 4-1
48kg Kristina O’Hara (Ireland) beat Saru Lehtonen (Finland) 5-0
51kg Carly McNaul (Ireland) lost to Wassila Lkhadiri (France) 2-3
57kg Dervla Duffy (Ireland) beat Kinga Mezovari (Hungary) 5-0
54kg Michaela Walsh (Ireland) beat Julia Coroli (Moldova) 5-0
60kg Kellie Harrington (Ireland) beat Ditteajaaja Frostholm (Denmark) 5-0
69kg Grainne Walsh (Ireland) beat Lauren Price (Wales) 3-2
48kg Kristina O’Hara (Ireland) lost to Roberta Bonatte (Italy) 1-4
75kg Christina Desmond (Ireland) lost to Nouchka Fontijn (Netherlands) 0-5
57kg Dervla Duffy (Ireland) lost to Ornella Wahner (Germany) 0-5
54kg Michaela Walsh (Ireland) beat Helena Envall (Sweden) 5-0
60kg Kellie Harrington (Ireland) v Irma Testa (Italy)
69kg Grainne Walsh (Ireland) v Nadine Apetz (Germany)
54kg Michaela Walsh (Ireland) v Azize Nimani (Germany)
(Bout dates are subject to change)
48kg Kristina O’Hara (St John Bosco)
51kg Carly McNaul (Ormeau Road)
54kg Michaela Walsh (Monkstown Antrim) (Silver, at least)
57kg Dervla Duffy (Mulhuddart)
60kg Kellie Harrington (St Marys) (Bronze, at least)
69kg Grainne Walsh (Sparticus) (Bronze, at least)
75kg Christina Desmond (Fr Horgan’s)
Team Manager/High-Performance Director: Bernard Dunne
Coaches: Dmitry Dimitruc and Jimmy Payne
Physio: Maureen Harte
R&J: Jim Murrin