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Four Irish fighters in European Championship action today

Four Irish boxers are in European Championship action in Montenegro today.

World Champion, Amy Broadhurst, takes on Turkey in Bout 2 of the evening session. Tina Desmond meets Ukraine in the evening session’s bout 9, while Olympian Aoife O’Rourke is in action in bout 9 of the afternoon session, against Greece. That’s preceded by the meeting of European U22 champion, 54kg Niamh Fay and Ukraine in bout 8.

Ireland are 100 percent in the tournament so far after Fay, Kellie Harrington,twice, Michaela Walsh and Carly McNaul all registered wins.

Indeed, Harrington, McNaul, and Walsh have all joined Kacci Rock in the quarterfinals and are just one win away from a medal.

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


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