Brendan Irvine had to pull out of today’s semi-final at the Strandja multi-nations after picking up a head injury following a clash of heads in yesterday’s win over Bashkim Bejoku.
Irvine was scheduled to meet Dan Asenov of Bulgaria in today’s semi-finals in Sofia, Bulgaria but has ceded a walkover.
Bernard Dunne, IABA High-Performance Director, confirmed that they had withdrawn Irvine as a precaution.
Aoife O’Rourke will be in ation versus Naoimi Graham of the USA at approximately 5,15 pm (Irish time) today.
Strandja Multi-Nations Sofia, Bulgaria
Last 16 and 32
57kg Michaela Walsh (Ireland) beat Wildad Bertal (Mauritius) 4-1
60kg Kellie Harrington (Ireland) beat Aneta Rygielska (Poland) 5-0
63kg George Bates (Ireland) lost to Aadkhuja Muydunkujaev (Uzbekistan) 0-5
91kg Kiril Afanasev (Ireland) lost to Mujahit Ilyas (Turkey) 1-4
51kg Niamh Earley (Ireland) lost to Wassila Likhardiri (France) 0-5
81kg Emmet Brennan (Ireland) lost to Stephan Hrekul (Ukraine) 0-5
75kg Aofie O’Rourke (Ireland) beat Dobromiro Georgieve (Bulgaria) RSC2
57kg Michaela Walsh (Ireland) beat Yodgoroy Miraeva (Uzbekistan) 5-0
60kg Kellie Harrington (Ireland) lost to Nune Asatarian (Russia) 1-4
91+kg Gytis Lisinskas (Ireland) lost to Singh Manjeet (India) 0-4
52kg Brendan Irvine (Ireland) beat Bashkim Bejoku (Kosovo) 5-0
57kg Michaela Walsh (Ireland) lost to Karina Tazabekova (Russia) 2-3
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Ireland) beat Sennur Demir (Turkey) 4-1
52kg Brendan Irvine (Ireland) lost to Dan Aenov (Bulgaria) W/O
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Ireland) v Naoimi Graham (USA)
51kg Niamh Earley (Ryston BC)
52kg Brendan Irvine (St Paul’s BC) (Bronze)
57kg Michaela Walsh (Monkstown BC)
60kg Kellie Harrington (St Mary’s BC)
63kg George Bates (St Mary’s BC)
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea BC) (Bronze, at least)
81kg Emmett Brennan (Dublin Docklands BC)
91kg Kirill Afanasev (Smithfield BC)
91+kg Gytis Lisinskas (Celtic Eagles BC)
Team Manager:Bernard Dunne
Coaches: Zauri Antia, John Conlan, Dmitry Dmitruk
Physio: Lorcan McGee