The win see’s Walsh join light fly Regan Buckley, middleweight Michael Nevin, featherweight Michaela Walsh and bantamweight Kurt Walker on the podium of the second European Games.
Ireland can add to their tally tonight as reigning world champion Kellie Harrington and Aoife O’Rourke both fight for semi final berths.
57kg Michaela Walsh (Monsktown A)
60kg Kellie Harrington (St Marys)
69kg Gráinne Walsh (Spartacus)
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea)
49kg Regan Buckley (St Teresa’s) (Bronze, at least)
56kg Kurt Walker (Canal)
64kg James McGivern (St George’s)
69kg Kieran Molloy (Oughterard)
75kg Michael Nevin (Portlaoise) (Bronze, at least)
91kg Tony Browne (St Michael’s Dublin)
91kg+ Dean Gardiner (Clonmel)
Team manager: Bernard Dunne
Coaches: Zaur Antia, John Conlan, Dmitry Dimitruk