Lauren Kelly went out of the World Youths at the last 16 stage in Budapest, Hungary this afternoon.

The Irish female captain was beaten on a unanimous decision by French middleweight Tallya Brillaux, the 2018 European Youth bronze medallist

Earlier, Daina Moorehouse lost out in her bid for at least bronze in the Hungarian capital.

The Bray light-fly, the current European Youth champion, was beaten on a unanimous decision – 30-27,30-27,30-27,29-28,29-28 – by Thai orthodox Nillada Meekoon, the 2018 Asian Youth finalist, in the quarter-finals.

In a close and clean contest, the battle of the backhands was crucial with both women finding the target.

Moorehouse, who won the first round on the unofficial cards, landed the cleaner and more solid punches throughout, particularly at the start of each frame, but the hard-working Thai, who finished out the last two rounds strongly, got the nod from the judges.

Big performance from Moorehouse in an extremely close contest.

Irish male captain Jude Gallagher is now the only Irish boxer remaining in the tournament.

The Tyrone light-fly, who is guaranteed at least bronze following his impressive quarter-final win yesterday, meets Thailand’s Thitisan Panmod on Tuesday for a place in the 49kg final.

“I thought I won very comfortably and didn’t see any other opponents, but I’ll just take it one fight at a time,” said Gallagher after his victory.


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


August 28


49kg Jude Gallagher (Ireland) v Thitisan Panmod (Thailand) (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