Dearbhla Rooney advanced to the last four of the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires in the early hours of this morning.
The Leitrim featherweight beat America’s Linda Martinez on a unanimous decision – 30-27 across the board – to advance to the semi-finals.
She’ll now meet an opponent to be confirmed in the semi-finals with at least a silver medal up for grabs. “I was happy with how I fought. The first fight is always tough,” she said.