FIVE Irish Boxers Fight for Euro Medals Today

FIVE Irish boxers fight for precious European metal today.

Over half of the nine Irish fighters to reach the European Championships quarter-finals are in action across what could prove to be another sensational day for Irish amateur boxing.

Shannon Sweeney, Carly McNaul, Michaela Walsh, Amy Broadhurst, and Christina Desmond all fight for European Championship bronze at the very least in Budva, Montenegro.

Shannon Sweeney is back in action a day after her impressive last 16 win, boxing for a podium place against Slovakia’s Nicole Durikova in bout 2 of the afternoon session.

Form flyweight Carly McNaul meets Italy’s Olena Savchuk for a medal in bout 8 of the same session.

Reigning Commonwealth Champion Micheala Walsh fights for her second European Championships medal in a 57kg quarter against Romania’s Claudia Nechita in bout 10.

World champion and Ireland’s 63kg representative Amy Broadhurst boxes Serbia’s Milena Matovic for a place on the podium, that fight is bout 3 of the evening session. Seven fights later and Christina Desmond fights against Sweden’s Hanna Ingrid Malena Hede for a medal.

Aoife O’Rourke, Kellie Harrington, Kaci Rock, and Caitlin Fryers also have quarter-finals to contest but will trade leather on Wednesday rather than today.

The EUBC and the IBA are streaming the tournament on their YouTube channels. Links, per session, will issue overnight.

Team Ireland Squad
48kg: Shannon Sweeney, St. Anne’s, Mayo

50kg: Caitlin Fryers, Immaculata BC, Belfast

52kg: Carly McNaul, Ormeau Road BC, Belfast

54kg: Niamh Fay, Phoenix of Ballyboughal BC, Dublin

57kg: Michaela Walsh, Emerald BC, Belfast

60kg: Kellie Harrington, St. Mary’s BC, Dublin

63kg: Amy Broadhurst, St. Bronagh’s ABC, Newry

66kg: Kaci Rock, Enniskerry BC, Wicklow

70kg: Christina Desmond, Dungarvan BC/Garda BC

75kg: Aoife O’Rourke, Olympic BC, Galway

Coaches:

Zauri Antia

John Conlan

Dmitrij Dmitruk

Eoin Pluck

Physio

Rob Tuomey.

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