2 wins from 2 for Ireland at the European Youth Championships.

Ireland claimed two wins from 2 on the fourth day of boxing in the 2024 European Youth Championship in Porec, Croatia.

33 countries and 330 boxers are contesting the competition, in Porec, Croatia. Participation federations are Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, IBA – B, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, England, Estonia, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine. 

57kg Martin McDonagh made his tournament debut in bout 2 of Ring A’s Afternoon Session, contesting against Leighton Steven Birchal of England. This was a closely contested bout, made more tense by the calling of a bout review before the release of the result. This occurs in certain circumstances in a 3-2 split decision; the opinions of the Evaluators are included with the judges’ scores. The 5-2 decision went to Martin, meaning both Evaluators ajudged him to have won. The ringside judges scores were: 29:28; 29:28; 28:29; 28:29; 28:29.

60kg Jack Johnson returned for this second bout of the championships – against Gaetano Buonocore of Italy, and had his hand raised following a 4-1 decision. Judges scored the bout: 28:29; 29:28; 27:30; 27:30; 28:29. Jack is through to the Quarter Finals and is next in the ring on Thursday.

Ireland has a highly successful recent history at the tournament – the 2022 team won more medals at this competition that any other Team Ireland Youth squad contesting a European level tournament. They came home with 3 gold for Team Co-Captain, 71kg Bobbi Flood, 81kg Dearbhla Tinnelly and 81+kg Cliona D’arcy, a silver for 70kg Laura Moran and 3 bronze for 48kg boxers Georgia Dunn McGovern and Patsy Joyce, 50kg Katie O’Keeffe, and 63kg Winnie McDonagh.

Day Five

Just one Irish boxer in action on Day Five – 51kg Jamie Collins. He takes on Azerbaijan’s Zidan Humbatov in bout 2 of Ring A’s Afternoon Session. Boxing begins at 1pm Irish time.



Ring A

Ring B


48kg Tiffany Spencer, Jobstown BC, Dublin

50kg Carlagh Peake, Ballyhaunis BC, Mayo.

52kg Grace Conway Dowling, Tredagh BC, Louth

54kg Nicole Kinsella, St. Mary’s BC, NR, Wexford

63kg Ava Henry, Dublin Docklands BC.

66kg Kyla Doyle Byrne, Whitechurch BC, Dublin

48kg Scott Thompson, Spartans BC, Antrim

51kg Jamie Collins, Drimnagh BC, Dublin

54kg Kai Ducque, Avona BC, Dublin

57kg Martin McDonagh, Avona BC, Dublin.

60kg Jack Johnson, Marble City BC, Kilkenny

63.5kg Ryan Jenkins, Olympic BC, Westmeath

67kg Ryan Connolly, Setanta BC, Kildare.

71kg Tadhg O’Donnell, Four Kings BC, Wicklow.

92+kg Adam Olaniyan, Jobstown BC, Dublin.

Team Manager: Anna Moore

Coach: Liam Cunningham

Coach: Amanda Spencer

Coach: Garry Kehoe

Coach: Ralph McKay

R&J: Stephen Kelly

Draws are available here

Day One results are available here

Day Two results are available here

Day Three results are available here

Session 7A results

Session 8B results