Three Team Ireland boxer have won through to their respective finals at the 74th STRANDJA Memorial Tournament in Bulgaria.
Reigning Olympic and European lightweight champion, Kellie Harrington – boxing at light welter – contested her semi final against France, and came away with the 5-0 decision. Her bout was followed by the meeting of 2022 World, European and Commonwealth Games champ, 66kg Amy Broadhurst, and China. Amy was likewise dominant in winning through to her final. Elite champion and European silver medallist, Christina Desmond, will also box for gold tomorrow, after a 5-0 win over India.
80kg Kelyn Cassidy comes home with bronze, following a tough contest against Armenia, and an agonising 4-1 split decision.
Kellie will meet The Netherlands, Amy contests against Germany and Christina will box Poland in Sunday’s finals – bouts 7,8 and 9 in Ring A’s Afternoon session:
There are a record 450 boxers from 42 nations contesting the competition, organised and operated by the Bulgarian Boxing Federation.
The Bulgarian Boxing Federation is streaming all bouts live, on its YouTube Channel.
51kg Sean Mari, Monkstown, Dublin/Defence Forces
54kg Dylan Eagleson, St. Paul’s, Antrim
57kg Adam Hession, Monivea BC
57kg Jude Gallagher, Two Castles ABC
Dean Clancy, Sean McDermott BC
71kg Aidan Walsh, Emerald BC
71kg Dean Walsh, St. Joseph’s/St Ibar’s BC
80kg Kelyn Cassidy, Saviours Crystal BC
92kg Jack Marley, Monkstown, Dublin
50kg Carly McNaul, Ormeau Road BC
50kg Caitlin Fryers, Immaculata BC
54kg Niamh Fay, Phoenix of Ballyboughal BC
54kg Jennifer Lehane, DCU BC
57kg Kelsey Leonard, Unit 3, Naas, BC
63kg Kellie Harrington, St. Mary’s, Dublin
66kg Grainne Walsh, Spartacus BC
66kg Amy Broadhurst, St. Bronagh’s BC
70kg Christina Desmond, Dungarvan BC/Garda
75kg Aoibhe Carabine, Geesala BC
Team Lead: Zauri Antia
Head Coach: John Conlan
Physio: Rob Tuomey
R&J: Paul McMahon
Draws are available here
Day One results are here
Day Two results are here
Day Three results are here
Day Four results are here
Quarter Final results are here
Semi Finals session 21A results
Semi Finals session 22B results
Semi Finals session 23A results
Semi Finals session 24B results