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Amazing Amy- Broadhurst feeling on top of the World after second KO win

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Amy Broadhurst and Orla Garvey, both of the Dealgan BC, guaranteed Ireland at least two silver medals at the European Youth and Junior Championships in Keszthey, Hungary today.

Broadhurst, a silver medallist at the 2014 European Youths, TKO’d Sweden’s Sofia Nilson  – her second inside the distance win in 24 hours – in the third round to book her ticket into Saturday’s Youth 57kg final.

“Can’t explain how I feel right now, I won my fight on TKO3 to book my spot into my 4th European Final, I made every European final I’ve been, so hopefully I can win my 3rd European gold. On top of the world,” said Broadhurst.

Earlier today, Garvey, boxing in the Junior 63kg class, dominated versus Turkey’s Havanur En en route to a unanimous decision on a good day for Irish featherweights by the banks of Lake Balaton.

“Amy and Orla and all the girls were outstanding today and they each gave it absolutely everything in the ring. We are very happy with them. They fought their hearts out today and here all week,“ said Irish team manager Maura Campbell.

Caitlin Fryers had to settle for bronze against Olga Vozniak of the Ukraine. A big display from the Belfast light-fly, but Vozniak’s height and reach advantage proved to be the difference.

Katelynn Phelan, the youngest member of the Irish squad in Hungary, also had to accept bronze after on a unanimous decision reversal to Italian light-welter Vittoria Decarlo.

Irish coach Liam Brereton reckons that Fryers is the new Belfast “pocket rocket” and Phelan has the heart of a lioness.

“All that beat Caitlin was height. The unanimous decision, as was the case with Katelynn, was not a fair reflection. It definitely didn’t tell the tale of both bouts, he said.

“Caitlin is a pocket rocket and Katelynn has the heart of a lion. You couldn’t ask for anymore from them or from all the girls today. They gave it everything, represented their country with pride and left everything in the ring. Outstanding performances all round.””

Saoirse Dignam, Chloe Callender, Kelsey Leonard, Shauna O’Callaghan and Lauren Kelly will be in semi-final action tomorrow. The finals will be held on Saturday.

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European Women’s Youth and Junior Championships


August 16th (Prelims)
54kg Saidbh Greene (Ireland) lost to Valeria Manchuk (Ukraine) 0-3
60kg Shannon Edge (Ireland) lost to Adrianna Jevozejzya (Poland) 0-2

August 17th (Q/Finals)
69kg Saoirse Dignam (Ireland) beat Yulia Stojko (Ukraine) 2-1

August 18th
51kg Caitlin Sweeney (Ireland) lost to Andrea Seni (Romania) (last 16) 0-3

48kg Shannon Sweeney (Ireland) lost to Andrea Milosevic (Serbia) TKOI1
64kg Chloe Gray (Ireland) lost to Elisaveta Memsteva (Russia) 0-3
75kg Aoife Burke (Ireland) lost to Chantelle Reid (England) 1-2

August 19th (Q/Final)
57kg Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) beat Marietta Kiss (Hungary) TKO4

August 20th (S/Finals)
Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) beat Sofia Nilson (Sweden) TKO3

August 21st (S/Final)
69kg Saoirse Dignam (Ireland) v Sonia Sabiniarz (Poland)

August 22nd (Finals)
57kg Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) v Francesca Matussciello (Italy)


August 16th (Prelims)
46kg Chloe Callender (Ireland) beat Siria Cavell (Italy) 3-0
60kg Shauna O’Callaghan (Ireland) beat Sabine Fiedler (Germany) TKO2

August 17th (Q/Finals)
54kg Labhaoise Clarke (Ireland) lost to Ulabzsislave Kalaskova (Belarus) 1-2
63kg Katelynn Phelan (Ireland) beat Iria Hjvllcik (Norway) 3-0
70kg Lauryn Sinclair (Ireland) lost to Georgia O’Connor (England) 0-2

August 18th (Q/Finals)
48kg Caitlin Fryers (Ireland) beat Cristina Acioloanitei (Romania) 3-0
52kg Niamh Early (Ireland) lost to Ivy-Jane Smith (England) 0-3
57kg Orla Garvey (Ireland) beat Ionita Paluca (Romania) TKO2
60kg Shauna O’Callaghan (Ireland) beat Doneta Sadiku (Kosovo) 3-0

August 19th (Q/Finals)
46kg Chloe Callender (Ireland) beat Christina Borah (Romania) 3-0
50kg Kelsey Leonard (Ireland) beat Kamilla Finesz (Hungary) 3-0
66kg Lauren Kelly (Ireland) beat Annamarita Krali (Croatia) TKO1

August 20th (S/Finals)
48kg Caitlin Fryers (Ireland) lost to Olga Vozniak (Ukraine) 0-3
57kg Orla Garvey (Ireland) beat Havanur En (Turkey) 3-0
63kg Katelynn Phelan (Ireland) lost to Vittoria Decarlo (Italy) 0-3

August 21st (S/Finals)
46kg Chloe Callender (Ireland) v Gabriella Karolyi (Hungary)
50kg Kelsey Leonard (Ireland) v Katerina Rohara (Ukraine)
60kg Shauna O’Callaghan (Ireland) v Olexandra Kharytonuk (Ukraine)
66kg Lauren Kelly (Ireland) v Gabriella Petrovics (Hungary)

August 22nd (Finals)
57kg Orla Garvey (Ireland) v Liudmilla Voransova (Russia)

Irish squad

48kg Shannon Sweeney (St Anne’s)
51kg Caitlin Sweeney (St Brigid’s, Edenderry)
54kg Saidbh Greene (St Brigid’s, Edenderry)
57kg Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan) (Silver, at least)
60kg Shannon Edge (St Brigid’s, Edenderry)
64kg Chloe Gray (Bracken)
69kg Saoirse Dignam (Sacre Coeur) (Bronze, at least)
75kg Aoife Burke (St Marys)

46kg Chloe Callender (Ryston) (Bronze, at least)
48kg Caitlin Fryers (Immaculata) (Bronze)
50kg Kelsey Leonard (Curragh) (Bronze, at least)
52kg Niamh Earley (Ryston)
54kg Labhaoise Clarke (Cardonagh)
57kg Orla Garvey (Dealgan) (Silver, at least)
60kg Shauna O’Callaghan (Clann Naofa) (Bronze, at least)
63kg Katelynn Phelan (St Brigids, Kildare) (Bronze)
66kg Lauren Kelly (St Brigid’s, Edenderry) (Bronze, at least)
70kg Lauryn Sinclair (Ryston)

Team Manager: Maura Campbell (South Meath)

Coaches: Liam Brereton (St Brigid’s, Edenderry); Jim O’Neill (Clan Naofa); Anita Just (Arklow) John McCormack (St Saviours)

R/J: Jim Murrin (Edenderry)


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