3 wins for Ireland at the European Youth Championships.

Ireland recorded three wins from four bouts at the European Youth Championships in Porec, Croatia, today.

48kg Scott Thompson was first up, in Bout 2 – he boxed Georgia’s Mikheil Gvasalia, and gave two standing counts in the first two rounds. He came away with the 5-0 win. Judges scored the bout 30:25; 30:25; 30:26; 30:26; 30:25. In the following bout, 54kg Kai Ducque met France’s Mohamed Djemmal and battled well, but came out on the wrong side of a 4-1 split decision. The bout was scored 28:29; 28:29; 29:28; 28:29; 28:29.

In bout 7, 63.5kg Ryan Jenkins took on Turkey’s Refik Kartal – the bout was a 4/3 decision in Ryan’s favour. That decision was only announced following a bout review of the officials’ scores. The final scores were: 29:28; 29:28; 29:28; 28:29; 28:29. Team Co-Captain, 92+kg Adam Olaniyan made his tournament debut in bout 10, against Poland’s Kryzsztof Zakrzews, and progresses following a 5-0 decision. The judges scored the bout 27:30; 27:30; 27:30; 27:30; 27:30.

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. 

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 Three

Three Ireland boxers are between the ropes on Saturday, all in Ring B’s afternoon session. 48kg Tiffany Spencer meets Lala Madatova of Azerbaijan in Bout 2. 3 bouts later, in Bout 5, 50kg Carlagh Peake, contests against England’s Alice Catherine Pumphrey, while 52kg Grace Conway Dowling, is in against Romania’s Luciana Maria Petrache.



The tournament is being live-streamed by the EUBC on it’s YouTube Channel. Links, per ring and session, will become available on the day of boxing.


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

Session 3A results

Session 4B results