EU Championships semi finals – Irish fighter times and live stream


Two Irish fighters are in action in Italy today at the EU Championships where they will look to join Michaela Walsh in tomorrow’s finals.

With bronze already secured, Kelly Harrington and Grainne Walsh will both look to upgrade to silver in Cascia.

First up is Harrington at 5:15pm (Irish time). The Dubliner takes on Italian teen sensation and Rio Olympian Irma Testa.

Immediately following this it is the turn of Offaly welter Walsh who takes on German Nadine Apetz.

Watch the Irish fighters in action 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) beat Julia Coroli (Moldova) 5-0
60kg Kellie Harrington (Ireland) beat Ditteajaaja Frostholm (Denmark) 5-0
69kg Grainne Walsh (Ireland) beat Lauren Price (Wales) 3-2

August 8th
Q/Finals
48kg Kristina O’Hara (Ireland) lost to Roberta Bonatte (Italy) 1-4
75kg Christina Desmond (Ireland) lost to Nouchka Fontijn (Netherlands) 0-5

August 9th
Q/Finals
57kg Dervla Duffy (Ireland) lost to Ornella Wahner (Germany) 0-5

S/Finals
54kg Michaela Walsh (Ireland) beat Helena Envall (Sweden) 5-0

August 11th
S/Finals
60kg Kellie Harrington (Ireland) v Irma Testa (Italy)
60kg Mira Potkonen (Finland) v Shauna Whitell (England)
69kg Grainne Walsh (Ireland) v Nadine Apetz (Germany)
69kg Monica Floridia (Italy) v Josefa Solecka (Poland)

August 12th
Final
54kg Michaela Walsh (Ireland) v Azize Nimani (Germany)

Irish squad
48kg Kristina O’Hara (St John Bosco)
51kg Carly McNaul (Ormeau Road)
54kg Michaela Walsh (Monkstown Antrim) (Silver, at least)
57kg Dervla Duffy (Mulhuddart)
60kg Kellie Harrington (St Marys) (Bronze, at least)
69kg Grainne Walsh (Sparticus) (Bronze, at least)
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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Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie