Ireland’s European Youth Championship medal tally rises to 4.

Ireland’s European Youth Championship medal tally has risen to four. Ireland’s first two medals of the tournament came yesterday, courtesy of Team Co-Captain and European Junior champ, 63kg Ava Henry and 66kg Kyla Doyle Byrne.

52kg Grace Conway Dowling performed a complete turn-around in her Quarter Final against Poland’s Martyna Koczkodaj. After losing the first round, she claimed at least a bronze medal following her 2nd and 3rd round performances. Her 5-2 win came following a bout review, with both evaluators finding in her favour. Judges scored the bout 29:28; 29:28; 28:29; 28:29; 29:28. In the Evening Session, Team Co-Captain 92+kg Adam Olaniyan was in against Turkey’s Baran Celik in a testy bout, of which Adam won the first two rounds on all judges’ cards. He wins a podium place following a Round 3 RSC of his opponent.

48kg Tiffany Spencer took on England’s Ruby White and contested valiantly, but the 5-0 decision went to her opponent. Judges scored the bout 30:24; 30:26; 30:26; 30:25; 30:25. 54kg Nicole Kinsella’s brave contest against France’s Maloe Teresi ended in a Round 3 RSC.

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. 

Day Eight

Four more Ireland boxers contest for podium places on Thursday. 48kg Scott Thompson meets Azerbaijan’s Nazarov Bilalhabasi in bout 4 of Ring A’s Afternoon Session. In Bout 8 of the same ring and session, 60kg Jack Jonson boxes Djemmal Mohamed Ali Djamel of France.

In Bout 8 of Ring B’s Afternoon Session, 63.5kg Ryan Jenkins meets Greece’s Emmanouil Fotiadis, while in Bout 6 of Ring B’s Evening Session, 71kg Tadhg O’Donnell steps between the ropes to contest against Armenia’s Marat Mikaelyan.

The Afternoon Session begins at 1pm, Irish time, and the Evening Session is underway from 4.30pm.

Programme

Watch

Ring A

Ring B

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

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

Day Five results are available here

Day Six results are available here

Session 15A results

Session 16B results

Session 17A results

Session 18B results