Ireland will be aiming to finish amongst the medals at the European U/22 Men’s and Women’s Championships in Turgu Jiu, Romania tomorrow.
Shannon Sweeney and Amy Broadhurst are one victory each away from at least bronze in the light-fly and light quarter-finals.
Sweeney is in against Bulgaria’s Mari-Emi Todorova at approximately 1 pm (Irish time) and Broadhurst meets Turkey’s Esra Yaldiz about an hour later.
Yaldiz was beaten in the 2015 European Youth 60kg final in Hungary by Italy’s Rio 2016 Olympian Irma Testa on the same day that Broadhurst won 57kg European Youth gold.
Meantime, earlier today in Romania, Gabriel Dossen advanced but Jordan Moore bowed out. Impressive performances from the Irish pair with both men winning two rounds each on the official and unofficial scorecards.
Irish boxing is proudly sponsored by Liffey Crane.
European U/22 Men’s and Women’s Championships Targu Jiu, Romania March 24/April 2
51kg Niamh Earley (Ireland) lost to Aikaterini Koutsogeorgo (Greece) 0-5
57kg Shauna Blaney (Ireland) lost to Nedkova Ivanova (Bulgaria) 1-4
52kg Conor Quinn (Ireland) lost to Maksim Stakheev (Russia) 1-4
91kg Kevin Sheehy (Ireland) lost to Felix Kuhne (Germany) 0-5
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) beat Hambardum Hakobya (Armenia) 4-1
56kg Jordan Moore (Ireland) lost to Eusebi Jitaru (Romania) 0-5
48kg Shannon Sweeney (Ireland) v Mari-Emi Todorova (Bulgaria)
60kg Amy Boadhurst (Ireland) v Esra Yildiz (Turkey)
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) V Giorge Kharabadze (Georgia)
S/Final (dates to be confirmed)
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Ireland) v Carlotta Paoletti (Italy)
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea)
60kg Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan)
57kg Shauna Blaney (Navan)
51kg Niamh Earley (Ryston)
48kg Shannon Sweeney (St Annes)
52kg Conor Quinn (Clonard)
56kg Jordan Moore (Glasnevin)
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic)
91kg Kevin Sheehy (St Francis)
IABA President: Dominic O’Rourke
Team manager: Anna Moore & Paddy Osborne
Head coach: Dmitry Dmitruk
Coaches: Eoin Pluck, Thomas Murray, Valerie Hamilton
R&J: Philip Rooney