Ireland will be back in the hunt for medals at the European Games in Minsk, Belarus tomorrow.

Kellie Harrington, Kurt Walker, Aoife O’Rourke, Michaela Walsh and Grainne Walsh are between the ropes versus Europe’s finest in the last eight of the 44-nation tournament with at least bronze up for grabs.

Regan Buckley and Michael Nevin won their quarter-finals bouts today to guarantee Ireland at least two bronze.

O’Rourke won her last 16 contest on Tuesday but James McGivern was beaten by the Armenian No. 1 seed in the light welter class.

Boxing begins at 12 noon tomorrow and EU champion Michaela Walsh is the first in action versus Germany’s World feather champion Ornella Wahner in bout 1 on the program.

Ireland’s World Elite lightweight champion Kellie Harrington faces Italy’s European U/22 titlist Irma Testa.

Please click here for Wednesday’s schedule. Click on names of boxers below for individual contests.

European Games 2019 Minsk, Belarus

June 26


56kg Kurt Walker (Ireland) v Samuel Kistohurry (France) (1.45pm)
57kg Michaela Walsh (Ireland) v Ornella Wahner (Germany) (12 pm)
60kg Kellie Harrington (Ireland) v Irma Testa (Italy) (5pm)
69kg Grainne Walsh (Ireland) v Elina Gustafsson (Finland) (12.45pm)
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Ireland) v Lauren Price (Team GB) (5.45pm)

(Approximate times (Irish times) for above)

June 28th


49kg Regan Buckley (Ireland) v Artur Hovannisyan (Armenia)
75kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) Salavtore Cavallaro (Italy)

Results so far

June 22

Last 32

69kg Kieran Molloy (Ireland) beat Goce Janeski (Northern Macedonia) 5-0
75kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) beat Mark Dickinson (Team GB) 3-2

June 23

Last 16

49kg Regan Buckley (Ireland) beat Bator Sagalvev (Russia) 5-0
75kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) beat Kamran Shakhsuvarly (Azerbaijan) 5-0
91kg Anthony Browne (Ireland) lost to Toni Filipi (Croatia) 1-4

Last 32

64kg James McGivern (Ireland) beat Michael Takacs (Slovakia) 5-0

June 24

Last 16

56kg Kurt Walker (Ireland) beat Zhirayr Saeqsyan (Armenia) 4-1
57kg Michaela Walsh (Ireland) beat Lenuta Perijoc (Romania) 4-1
69kg Kieran Molloy (Ireland) lost to Yauheni Dauhaliavets (Belarus) 4-1
69kg Grainne Walsh (Ireland) beat Rosie Eccles (Team GB) 4-1
91+kg Dean Gardiner (Ireland) lost to Mikheil Bakhtidze (Georgia) 1-4

June 25

Last 16

64kg James McGivern (Ireland) lost to Hovhannes Bachkov (Armenia) 0-5
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Ireland) beat Viktoryia Kebikova (Belarus) 4-1


49kg Regan Buckley (Ireland) beat Martin Molina (Spain) 4-1
75kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) beat Guler Serhat (Turkey) 4-1

Irish squad


57kg Michaela Walsh (Monsktown A)

60kg Kellie Harrington (St Marys)

69kg Gráinne Walsh (Spartacus)

75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea)


49kg Regan Buckley (St Teresa’s) (Bronze, at least)

56kg Kurt Walker (Canal)

64kg James McGivern (St George’s)

69kg Kieran Molloy (Oughterard)

75kg Michael Nevin (Portlaoise) (Bronze, at least)

91kg Tony Browne (St Michael’s Dublin)

91kg+ Dean Gardiner (Clonmel)

Team manager: Bernard Dunne

Coaches: Zaur Antia, John Conlan, Dmitry Dimitruk