Ireland beat England 5-4 in last night’s sold-out international at the Clann Naofa BC in Dundalk.
Olympic Youth silver medallist Ciara Ginty, Chloe Commisskey, Shauna Blaney and Shauna O’Callaghan won on the night.
European and European Union medallist Amy Broadhurst, who TKO’d India Wilkinson at the National Stadium on Friday, received a walkover over the same opponent twenty four hours later.
Ginty, an ex AIBA World Junior champion, showed her class last evening and Commisskey and English bantam Jade Ashmore were involved in a see-saw classic. Blaney and O’Callaghan shone in the junior class.
All of the Irish squad gave fine accounts of themselves against top class opposition.
Thanking England for traveling for the double header in Dublin and Dundalk, coach Liam Brereton described last night’s meeting as very competitive and thanked Jim O’Neill and the Clann Naofa BC for their outstanding hospitality.
Irish coach and Clann Naofa chief seconds Jim O’Neill hailed the performances of both sides.
“Shauna (O’Callaghan) played a captain’s part. It was a tremendous performance from her and a well deserved win amid an electric atmosphere, he said.
“The Irish squad were brilliant against a quality England side. Both team deserve enormous credit. I would like to thank everyone for turning out to support the Irish team on a memorable evening of international boxing.”
Ireland v England
Clann Naofa BC Dundalk, Saturday 28th March
46kg Chloe Watson (Birkenhead Venture BC) lost to Shauna Blaney (Navan BC) 0-3
60kg Shelly Sweeney (Harrow and District) lost to Shauna O’Callaghan Clann (Naofa BC) TKO1
57Kg Chloe O’Brien (Carrickmacross) lost to Evelyn Igharo (Clann Naofa) 0-3
48Kg Molly Perkins (Far Cotton) beat Chloe Fleck (Canal BC) 3-0
51Kg Ebonie Jones (Heart of Portsmouth) beat Caitlin Ryan (Midleton BC) TKO1
54kg Jade Ashmore (Chesterfield) lost to Chloe Commisskey (Glin) 1-2
57Kg India Wilkinson (St Paul’s) lost to Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan BC) W/O
60Kg Ellie Scotney (The Lynn) lost to Ciara Ginty (Geesala BC) 0-3
60Kg Shona Whitwell (St Ives) beat Shannon Edge (Edenderry BC) 2-1
75Kg Chantelle Reid (Allenton) beat Sara O’Brien (Carrickmacross BC) 3-0
National Stadium Dublin, Friday 27th March
46kg Chloe Watson (Birkenhead Venture BC) beat Kayleigh Lynch (Golden Gloves BC) 2-1
60kg Shelly Sweeney (Harrow and District) lost to Shannon Reilly (Bray BC) 0-3
48kg Molly Perkins (Far Cotton) lost to Emma Flannery (Baldoyle BC) 1-2
51kg Ebonie Jones (Heart of Portmouth) beat Jackie Lynch (Golden Gloves BC) 3-0
54kg Jade Ashmore (Chesterfield) beat Sophie Tierney (Clonard BC) 2-1
57kg India Wilkinson (St Paul’s) lost to Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan BC) TKO3
60kg Ellie Scotney (The Lynn) beat Ciara Sheedy (Aglish BC) 3-0
60kg Shona Whitwell (St Ives) beat Saoirse Kelly (Sliabh Luchra BC) 3-0
75kg Chantelle Reid (Allenton) beat Aoife Burke (St Mary’s BC) 2-1