Draws: 2024 European Youth Championship

The 2024 European Youth Championships draw has take place in Porec, Croatia, today, and 2 Ireland boxers will make their debuts at the tournament tomorrow.

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.

48kg Scott Thompson, Spartans BC, will box his first contest against Georgian opposition. 51kg Jamie Collins, Drimnagh BC, meets Azerbaijan, while 57kg Martin McDonagh, Avona BC opens his account against England. Meeting Turkey is his first contest is 63.5kg Ryan Jenkins, Olympic BC. European Junior champion, 71kg Tadhg O’Donnell, Four Kings BC, takes on an IBA-B boxers in his first bout of the tournament, while 92+kg Adam Olaniyan, Jobstown BC, Dublin meets Poland.

48kg Tiffany Spencer, Jobstown BC, Dublin will box Azerbaijan in her first bout; 50kg Carlagh Peake, Ballyhaunis BC, Mayo also meets England. 52kg Grace Conway Dowling, Tredagh BC, Louth contests against Romania while 54kg Nicole Kinsella, St. Mary’s BC, NR, Wexford faces Turkish opposition. 63kg Ava Henry, Dublin Docklands BC has a bye to the quarter finals, and will box either Spain or Hungary. The only other Ireland boxer with a bye is 66kg Kyla Doyle Byrne, Whitechurch BC, Dublin – she’ll box that bout against either Turkey or Poland.

Ava Henry and Adam Olaniyan Dublin have been named Team Captains.

Day One

Two Ireland boxers are in action on Day One, 60kg Jack Johnson, Marble City BC, Kilkenny and 67kg Ryan Connolly, Setanta BC, Kildare. Both box in Ring B’s afternoon session, which begins at 2pm, Irish time.

Jack takes on Ibrahim Alp Bakir of Turkey, while Ryan contests against Georgia’s Elnur Abdulaevi in bout 7.

Programme:

Watch

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Ring A

Ring B

Draws

48kg Tiffany Spencer

50kg Carlagh Peake

52kg Grace Conway Dowling

54kg Nicole Kinsella

63kg Ava Henry

66kg Kyla Doyle Byrne

48kg Scott Thompson

51kg Jamie Collins, Drimnagh

54kg Kai Ducque

57kg Martin McDonagh.

60kg Jack Johnson

63.5kg Ryan Jenkins

67kg Ryan Connolly.

71kg Tadhg O’Donnell

92+kg Adam Olaniyan

Team

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