EU Championships Day 3 – Irish times and live stream

Three Irish fighters will look to guarantee bronze medals today at the EU Championships in Italy.

There has been a change to the programme in Cascia, meaning that three and not one will fight for medals this afternoon.

First up at 3:45pm (Irish time) is Belfast bantam Michaela Walsh. She takes on Molovan Iulia Coroli for bronze, although there are unanswered questions as to why her opponent is competing in the tournament as Moldova is neither an EU nor an EU Candidate country.

At 5:00pm it is the turn of Dubliner Kelly Harrington who will be hoping to bag her first major medal at lightweight when she takes on Ditteajaaja Frostholm.

Then, in her opening fight of the tournament, Offaly welter Gráinne Walsh will look to claim her first ever international medal when she takes on Welshwoman Louise Price at 5:45pm.

Watch today’s action live below:

European Union Women’s Championships Cascia, Italy August 4th/13th
August 5th
Last 16
54kg Michaela Walsh (Ireland) beat Ebonie Jones (England) 5-0
60kg Kellie Harrington (Ireland) beat Kinga Szalachcic (Poland) 4-1

August 6th
Last 16
48kg Kristina O’Hara (Ireland) beat Saru Lehtonen (Finland) 5-0
51kg Carly McNaul (Ireland) lost to Wassila Lkhadiri (France) 2-3
57kg Dervla Duffy (Ireland) beat Kinga Mezovari (Hungary) 5-0

August 7th
Q/finals
54kg Michaela Walsh (Ireland) v Julia Coroli (Moldova)
60kg Kellie Harrington (Ireland) v Ditteajaaja Frostholm (Denmark)
69kg Grainne Walsh (Ireland) v Lauren Price (Wales)

August 8th
Q/Finals
48kg Kristina O’Hara (Ireland) v Roberta Bonatte (Italy)
75kg Christina Desmond (Ireland) v Nouchka Fontijn (Netherlands)

August 9th
Q/Finals
57kg Dervla Duffy (Ireland) v Ornella Wahner (Germany)

Irish squad
48kg Kristina O’Hara (St John Bosco)
51kg Carly McNaul (Ormeau Road)
54kg Michaela Walsh (Monkstown Antrim)
57kg Dervla Duffy (Mulhuddart)
60kg Kellie Harrington (St Marys)
69kg Grainne Walsh (Sparticus)
75kg Christina Desmond (Fr Horgan’s)

Team Manager/High Performance Director: Bernard Dunne
Coaches: Dmitry Dimitruc and Jimmy Payne
Physio: Maureen Harte
R&J: Jim Murrin

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