Jude Gallagher,pictured with Irish coaches Billy McClean, Mike Mongan and Michael Carruth, will be between the ropes at approximately 11.15am (Irish time) tomorrow morning in the semi-finals of the AIBA World Youth Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

The Tyrone light-fly and 2018 European Youth medallist meets Thailand’s Asian Youth medallist Thitisan Panmod looking to upgrade his guaranteed bronze to at least silver.

Kazakhstan’s and Puerto Rico’s Asian and Americas Youth champions Makhmud Sabyrkhan and Paul Jan Rivero go head-to-head in the corresponding semi-final.

The Irish Embassy in Budapest tweeted out its support for the Irish champion after he won his quarter-final.

“Well done Jude, fantastic result, winning Ireland’s first medal at this year’s World Junior Championships!”

Gallagher, the last Irish boxer remaining in the tournament, has won two bouts on unanimous decisions en route to the last four.

The finals will be decided on Thursday in the Hungarian capital.


AIBA World Men’s and Women’s Youth Championships Budapest, Hungary

August 28


49kg Jude Gallagher (Ireland) v Thitisan Panmod (Thailand) (afternoon)
49kg Makhmud Sabyrkhan (Kazakhstan) v Paul Jan Rivero (Puerto Rico) (afternoon)

August 26


48kg Daina Moorehouse (Ireland) lost to Nillda Meekoon (Thailand) 0-5

Last 16

75kg: Lauren Kelly (Ireland) lost to Tallya Brillaux (France) 0-5

August 25


49kg Jude Gallagher (Ireland) beat Rafael Bianchi (Brazil) 5-0

August 23

Last 32

51kg Caitlin Fryers (Ireland) lost to Kittiya Nampa (Thailand) 1-4

Last 16

49kg Jude Gallagher (Ireland) beat Renuex Zhao (China) 5-0

August 22

Last 32

56kg Brandon McCarthy (Ireland) lost to Kumar Akash (India) 0-5

Last 16

48kg Daina Moorehouse (Ireland) beat Marta Lopez Del Arbol (Spain) 4-1

August 21

Last 32

57kg:Dearbhla Rooney (Ireland) lost to Panpatchara Somnuek (Thailand) 2-3

52kg:Dean Clancy (Ireland) lost to Asa Stevens (USA) 2-3

Irish squad


48kg Daina Moorhouse (Enniskerry)
51kg Caitlin Fryers (Immaculata)
57kg Dearbhla Rooney (Sean McDermot)
75kg Lauren Kelly (St Brigid’s Edenderry) Cpt


49kg Jude Gallagher (Two Castles) Cpt (Bronze, at least)
52kg Dean Clancy (Ballinacarrow)
56kg Brandon McCarthy (St Michael’s Athy)

Team managers: Stephen Connolly and Tara Mari Robins

Head coach: Billy McClean
Coaches: Michael Carruth, Michael Mongan, Anita Just
Physio: David Cooke