Heartbreak in Porec for Ireland boxer.

Heartbreak for 51kg Jamie Collins at the European Youth Championships in Porec, Croatia today.

He Azerbaijan’s Zidan Humbatov in his tournament debut and, despite contesting well, won’t progress following 3 points deductions which triggered an automatic disqualification.

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. 

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.

Day Six

Four Ireland boxers are between the ropes on Day Six – first up is Team Co-Captain and European Junior champ, 63kg Ava Henry. She is in action in Ring B’s opening bout, against Hungary’s Kata Viktoria Muncz. In bout 4 of the same ring and session, 66kg Kyla Doyle Byrne boxes Dilara Sak of Turkey. In Bout 8, European Junior Champion 71kg Tadhg O’Donnell meets Daniil Sauchanka, boxing for IBA-B.

In Ring B’s Evening Session, beginning at 4.30pm Irish time, 63.5kg Ryan Jenkins contests against Rafayel Nersisyan

Unfortunately, 57kg Martin McDonagh, of Avona BC, Dublin, has had to withdraw through injury, following his fine win 5-2 win over Leighton Steven Birchal of England yesterday. He was due to meet Azerbaijan on Tuesday.



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

Session 9A results

Session 10B results