Fab Five fight for Commonwealth medals today

Team NI will be looking to add to their Commonwealth Games medal haul in Birmingham today.

The team could more than double their medal tally if things go to plan, as five fighters take to the ring in the Noth of England throughout a bumper Thursday.

Looking to add to the bronze medals, at least, won by Carly McNaul, Jude Gallagher and Eireann Nugent will be reigning World Champion Amy Broadhurst, European medal winner Dylan Eagleson, 2018 Commonwealth Games silver medal winner Michaela Walsh, her brother and Olympic medal winner Aidan Wlash, as well as Holy Trinity prospect Clepson dos Santos Paiva

2022 European Silver medallist, Dylan Eagleson, boxes Mozambique in his quarter at 12.45 pm.

Emerald BC’s Michaela Walsh, a Tokyo Olympian and World No. 5, takes on Botswana in quarter-final action at 1.15 pm.

Tokyo bronze medallist 71kg Aidan Walsh, a 2018 Commonwealth Games silver medallist, returns to the ring for his bronze battle, against England’s Mohammed Harris Akbar at 2.30 pm.

51kg Clepson dos Santos Paiva is also back in action – he boxes his last eight match against Wales’ Jake Dodd at 6:00 pm.

63kg World Champion, St. Bronagh’s Amy Broadhurst, contesting the Games at 60kg, meets Zambia in her final eight clash at 7.30 pm.

N.I Commonwealth Team:

48kg Nicole Clyde, Antrim BC

50kg Carly McNaul, Ormeau Rd BC

51kg Clepson Paiva, Holy Trinity BC

54kg Dylan Eagleson, St. Paul’s BC

57kg Michaela Walsh, Emerald BC

57kg Jude Gallagher, Two Castles BC

60kg Amy Broadhurst, St. Bronagh’s BC

63.5kg JP Hale, Star ABC

67kg Eugene McKeever, Holy Family BC, Drogheda

70kg Eireann Nugent, Immaculata BC

71kg Aidan Walsh, Emerald BC

75kg Jake Tucker, Emerald BC

High Performance Director: John Conlan

Head Coach: Damian Kennedy

Coaches:

Liam Corr

Rory McShane

Jay Delaney

Support Team

Damian Martin

Lorcan McGee

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