4 wins from 4 for Ireland at the European Youth Championships

Ireland claimed at least 2 bronze medals at the European Youth Championships in Porec, Croatia, today.

Team Co-Captain and European Junior champ, 63kg Ava Henry met Hungary’s Kata Viktoria Muncz and made short work of securing at least a bronze medal, with a Round 2 RSC.

66kg Kyla Doyle Byrne boxed Dilara Sak of Turkey 3 bouts later – and also wins a podium place following a 4-1 split decision in her favour. Judges scored the bout 28:26; 28:27; 27:28; 28:27; 28:26.

European Junior Champion 71kg Tadhg O’Donnell opened his Youth Championship account against Daniil Sauchanka, boxing for IBA-B. Tadhg secured a decisive UD, scoring: 30:27; 29:28; 30:27; 30:27; 30:27. In Ring B’s Evening Session, 63.5kg Ryan Jenkins contested against Rafayel Nersisyan, and was similarly dominant, with a 5-0 decision. Judge scored the bout 27:30; 27:30; 27:30; 27:30; 27:30. Both boxers are now through to their respective quarter finals.

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. 

Day Seven

Four boxers are in action in Day 7’s Quarter Finals. First up, in Ring A’s Afternoon session, beginning at 1pm, 48kg Tiffany Spencer takes on England’s Ruby White in Bout 3. In Bout 8, 52kg Grace Conway Dowling meets Poland’s Martyna Koczkodaj.

In Bout 8 of Ring B’s Afternoon Session, 54kg Nicole Kinsella contests against France’s Maloe Teresi. In Bout 9 of Ring B’s Evening Session, beginning at 4.30pm, 92+kg Adam Olaniyan is in against Turkey’s Baran Celik.



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

Day Four results are available here

Day Five results are available here

Session 11A results

Session 12B results

Session 13A results

Session 14B results