European Medals for Irish boxing in 2018

Following the completion of the recent European Elite Women’s Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, Irish boxing has now claimed 24 medals in four European tournaments since March of this year.

The count stands at 6 gold, 8 silver, and 10 bronze and four top ten finishes in the various medals tables in just over three months of Continental competition.

Three athletes – Michaela Walsh, Kelly Harrington and Gráinne Walsh – also qualified for next year’s multi-sport European Games in Belarus at the European Women’s Elites where the Irish trio were only beaten – on split decision in two bouts – by the eventual silver and gold medalists.

Three major international tournaments remain in 2018.

The AIBA World Men’s and Women’s Youth Championships begin in Budapest, Hungary on August 20 and the AIBA World Women’s Elite Championships are scheduled for New Delhi, India in November.

The Men’s and Women’s Junior Championships will also be hosted this year at a date to be confirmed.

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Irish Boxing In European Competition in 2018

European U/22 Men’s and Women’s Championships Targu Jiu, Romania March 24/April 2

Medals table finish for Ireland – 10th

Irish squad

Female
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea) (Silver)
60kg Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan) (Gold)
57kg Shauna Blaney (Navan)
51kg Niamh Earley (Ryston)
48kg Shannon Sweeney (St Annes)

Male
52kg Conor Quinn (Clonard)
56kg Jordan Moore (Glasnevin)
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic)
91kg Kevin Sheehy (St Francis)

IABA President: Dominic O’Rourke
Team manager: Anna Moore & Paddy Osborne
Head coach: Dmitry Dmitruk
Coaches: Eoin Pluck, Thomas Murray, Valerie Hamilton
R&J: Philip Rooney

European Men’s and Women’s Youth Championships Roseto degli Abruzzi, Italy April 17/26

Medals table finish for Ireland – 5th

Irish squad

Male
49kg Jude Gallagher (Two Castles) (Bronze)
52kg Dean Clancy (Ballinacarrow) (Silver)
56kg Brandon McCarthy (St Michaels Athy)
60kg Alex Higgins (Fr Horgans)
64kg Callum Walsh (Riverstown)
69kg Edward Donovan (O.L.O.L.)
75kg Kane Tucker (Holy Family GG) Cpt
81kg Edward Barrett (Olympic)

Female
48kg Daina Moorehouse (Enniskerry) (Gold)
51kg Caitlyn Fryers (Immaculata)
54kg Mary Geraghty (Baldoyle)
57kg Dearbhla Rooney (Sean McDermott) (Silver)
60kg Aoibhe Ginty (Geesala)
64kg Evelyn Igharo (Clann Naofa) (Silver)
75kg Lauren Kelly (St Brigids Edenderry) Cpt (Bronze)
81kg Aoibhe Crabine (Geesala)

IABA President Dominic O’Rourke
Team Manager: Peter O’Donnell and Fiona Hennigan
Coaches: Billy McClean, Michael Carruth, Michael Mongan,Anita Just
R&J John Casey

European Schoolboy & Schoolgirl Championships Albena, Bulgaria May 21/30

Medals table finish for Ireland – 2nd

Irish squad

Male
38.5kg Martin Collins (Drimnagh)
40kg Michael Faulkner (Northside) (Gold)
41.5kg William Faulkner (Rathkeale)
43kg Jason Nevin (Olympic Mullingar)
44.5kg Conor Donovan (Clonmel)
46kg Cale Brennan (St Michaels Athy) Cpt
48kg Michael Connors (St Marys Dublin)
50kg James Donovan (O.L.O.L.) (Silver)
52kg Brannon McMahon (Carrickmore)
54kg John Fay (Swords) (Bronze)
56kg James McGuinness (St Monicas)
59kg Thomas McAleer (Swords)
62kg Ryan Murphy (Neilstown)
65kg Joe Hutchinson (Neilstown)
68kg Feidhlim Behan (Kilcullen)
72kg Tyler Meade (Kilnamanagh) (Bronze)
76kg Curtis Darcy (Callan) (Silver)
80kg Patrick McDonagh (St Josephs)

Female
36kg Katie O’Keeffe (Kanturk) (Bronze)
39kg Sophia Elstone (Ardnaree)
42kg Nora Jackman (Paulstown) (Bronze)
45kg Robyn Kelly (Ballynacargy) Cpt (Bronze)
48kg Robyn Murran (St Brigids Kildare) (Bronze)
51kg Labhaoise Glynn (Cloghan)
54kg Yasmin Meredith (Glasnevin) (Gold)
57kg Kaci Crowley (Erne) (Gold)
60kg Laura Moran (St Annes)
63kg Winne Christina McDonagh (Neilstown) (Gold)
67kg Dearbhla Tinnelly (Clann Naofa) (Silver)
70kg Nasya McJin-Igelige (Clann Naofa) (Silver)

IABA President: Dominic O’Rourke
Team Managers: Martin Fennessey and Jennifer O’Sullivan
Coaches: Liam Brereton, Jim O’Neill, Eva Carr, John Gallagher, Tom Hayes
R&J: Brian Wallace

European Women’s Elite Championships Sofia, Bulgaria June 7/15

Medals tables finish for Ireland – 9th

(Three places also secured for 2019 European Games)

Irish squad

57kg Michaela Walsh (Monkstown) (Bronze)
60kg Kellie Harrington (St Mary’s) (Bronze)
69kg Grainne Walsh (Sparticus)

Team Manager: Bernard Dunne
Head Coach: Zaur Antia
Coach: Dmitry Dmitruk
Physio: Muireann Harte
R&J: Sadie Duffy

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