Glynn and Mai-Gartland guarantee SILVER at European Juniors

Sinainn Glynn and Ellie Mai-Gartland upgraded their guaranteed bronze medals at the European Junior Championships in Anapa to at least silver today.

The Irish duo beat England’s Sameenah Toussan and Danielle Marshall on unanimous decisions today in Russia in the opening session of semi-finals.

Tipp talent Mai-Gartland consistently cut down the distance between herself and the rangy Toussan to deliver shots off both hands in all three rounds en-route to a place in the 54kg decider.

Offaly’s Glynn was giving away a lot of height to the towering Marshall but the Irish 60kg got inside to land big shots in a power-packed performance which saw her win unanimously.

Ireland’s other five semi-finalists in early action were defeated and will take home bronze.

Donegal’s Leah Gallen was unlucky to go out on a 3-2 split against Italy’s Miriam Tomasone at 66kg while big Kori Goad, who received a bye to the semis, bounced back from an early count to push Poland’s Olowia Toborek all the way.

Mickes Donohoe gave a fine account of himself against Russia’s gold medal favourite Mikhail Grigorian at 46kg while Ireland’s female 46kger pulled out injured in the third round of her clash with Turk Gamze Soguksu which was her first bout having recieved a bye. Up against another Russian favourite, Kaitlyn Doyle was stopped by Margarita Zueva.

Irish female captain Leanne Murphy, Jon McConnell, Barry O’Connor, Lauren Dempsey, Patrick Myers, and Lisa O’Rourke are in action in the evening session today.

Boxing begins at 4pm (Irish time).

European Junior Championships Anapa, Russia
October 16th
54kg Ellie Mai Gartland (Ireland) v Maria Gheorghe (Romania)
60kg Sinainn Glynn (Ireland) v Iiona Sarembo (Germany)

October 15th
46kg Breda Quilligan (Ireland) lost to Gamze Soguksu (Turkey) RSCI3
46kg Michael Donohoe (Ireland) lost to Mikhail Grigorian (Russia) 0-5
54kg Ellie Mai Gartland (Ireland) beat Sameenah Toussan (England) 5-0
60kg Sinainn Glynn (Ireland) beat Danielle Marshall (England) 5-0
66kg Leah Gallen (Ireland) lost to Miriam Tomasone (Italy) 2-3
75kg Kaitlyn Doyle (Ireland) lost to Margarita Zueva (Russia) RSC1
80kg+ Kori Goad (Ireland) lost to Olowia Toborek (Poland) 0-5

52kg Jon McConnell (Ireland) v Semiz Alicic (Serbia)
57kg Barry O’Connor (Ireland) v Maksim Shumov (Russia)
57kg Lauren Dempsey (Ireland) v Michaela Turacova (Slovakia)
63kg Leanne Murphy (Ireland) v Maria Berstenova (Russia)
70kg Lisa O’Rourke (Ireland) v Annemarie Schierle (Germany)
80kg Patrick Myers (Ireland) v Loncarie Borna (Croatia)

October 13th
46kg Michael Donohoe (Ireland) beat Jack Dryden (England) 4-0
48kg Michael Maughan (Ireland) lost to Mihail Taranu (Moldova) 2-3
50kg Shane O’Brien (Ireland) lost to Michaelle Baldassi (Italy) 2-3
52kg Jon McConnell (Ireland) beat Billy Adams (England) 5-0
57kg Barry O’Connor (Ireland) beat Scott Jones (Wales) 3-2
70kg Eoghan Lavin (Ireland) lost to Alek Trofimouk (Lithuania) 2-3
75kg Jason Myers (Ireland) lost to Georgi Gustav (Georgia) 0-5
80kg Patrick Myers (Ireland) beat Matous Kasrviank (Czech Rep) RSC1

October 12th
57kg Lauren Dempsey (Ireland) beat Josefin Betist (Netherlands) 5-0
60kg Sinainn Glynn (Ireland) beat Alina Katemrova (Russia) 4-1
63kg Leanne Murphy (Ireland) beat Loretta Bostos (Hungary) 5-0
66kg Leah Gallen (Ireland) beat Finja Bree (Germany) 5-0
Last 16
70kg Eoghan Lavin (Ireland) beat Renato Kozak (Hungary) RSC3
75kg Jason Myers (Ireland) beat Angelo Sparaco (Italy) 5-0
80+kg Bonvie Ndefi (Ireland) lost to Levanta Kiss (Hungary) RSC2

October 11th
48kg Chloe Gabriel (Ireland) lost to Valeria Linkov (Russia) 1-4
52kg Niamh Fay (Ireland) lost to Marie Scott (England) 2-3
54kg Ellie Mai Gartland (Ireland) beat Eva Porumova (Bulgaria) 5-0
75kg Kaitlyn Doyle (Ireland) beat Georgina Andrei (Romania) 5-0
80kg Bethany Doocey (Ireland) lost to Georgiana Schnte (Romania) 2-3
Last 16
54kg Patrick Sweeney (Ireland) lost to Zsolt Ziro (Hungary) 0-5
57kg Barry O’Connor (Ireland) beat Anton Lovakovic (Croatia) 5-0

October 10th
Last 16
46kg Michael Donohoe (Ireland) beat Erik Yervandyan (Armenia) 5-0
48kg Michael Maughan (Ireland) beat Mark Rozsavolgyi (Hungary) 5-0
50kg Shane O’Brien (Ireland) beat Martin Balogh (Hungary) RSC2
52kg Jon McConnell (Ireland) beat Evegeni Zhorov (Russia) 3-2
Last 32
60kg Steve Cairns (Ireland) lost to Giorgi Gegetchkori (Georgia) 2-3
63kg Taylor Guiney (Ireland) lost to Dmitry Zakharov (Russia) 1-4

October 9th
Last 16
50kg Rachel Lawless (Ireland) lost to Elaine Ayari (Italy) 1-4
52kg Niamh Fay (Ireland) beat Nikolina Boke (Latvia) 4-1
63kg Leanne Murphy (Ireland) beat Andreea Marin (Romania) 5-0
Last 32
52kg Jon McConnell (Ireland) beat Matvejs Prokudins (Latvia) 3-2

Irish squad
46kg Michael Donohue (St Michaels Athy) (Bronze)
48kg Michael Maughan (Olympic)
50kg Shane O’Brien (Raging Bull) (Bronze, at least)
52kg John McConnell (Holy Trinity) (Bronze, at least)
54kg Patrick Sweeney (Olympic)
57kg Barry O’Connor (Sliabh Luachra) (Bronze, at least)
60kg Steven Cairns (Legacy)
63kg Taylor Quiney (Drimnagh)
70kg Eoghan Lavin (Ballyhaunis)
75kg Jason Myers (Olympic)
80kg Patrick Myers (Sligo City) (Bronze, at least)
80+kg Bonvie Ndefi (Olympic Mullingar)

46kg Breda Quilligan (Rathkeale) (Bronze)
48kg Chloe Gabriel (Mulhuddart)
50kg Rachel Lawless (Portlaoise)
52kg Niamh Fay (Swords)
54kg Ellie Mai Gartland (Clonmel) (Silver, at least)
57kg Lauren Dempsey (Ryston) (Bronze, at least)
60kg Sinainn Glynn (Cloghan) (Silver, at least)
63kg Leanne Murphy (Togher)
66kg Leah Gallen (Raphoe) (Bronze)
70kg Lisa O’Rourke (Castlerea) (Bronze, at least)
75kg Kaitlyn Doyle (St Brigids Kildare) (Bronze)
80kg Bethany Doocey (Castlebar)
80+kg Kori Goad (Cahen Vale) (Bronze)

Team Managers
Anna Moore (St Francis)
Joe Hennigan (Connacht Council)

Billy McClean (High Performance)
Eve Carr (Enniskerry)
Liam Cunningham (Saints)
James Doyle (Monkstown Dublin)
Brian Barry (Riverstown)
Martin Donovan (Our Lady of Lourdes)

Michael Gill (Ballymore/Hollywood)


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