GOLD: Amazing Amy Broadhurst wins final at European Under-22 Championships

Amy Broadhurst claimed a glorious second gold this morning at the European Under-22 Championships in Vladikavkaz.

Celebrating both her 22nd birthday and St Patrick’s Day, Broadhurst beat Italian Rebecca Nicoli in Russia on a 4-1 split-decision to top the podium.

A bout which pitted the reigning champions at lightweight and light welter against each other, Broadhurst showed her skill to edge her larger and physically strong opponent.

The Louth southpaw landed smart straight shots in the opening two rounds before holding off a third round push from Nicoli to secure the win and her second gold medal at this level.

Four of the cards read 29-28 in her favour against a 30-27 for the Italian.

Broadhurst was overjoyed at the final result and would take to the podium soon after, with Amhrán na bhFiann playing out over the tannoy on our national holiday

The Muirhevnamor fighter’s medal tally now reads: European Junior gold, European Youth gold, European Union Youth gold, European Youth silver, and a pair of European Under-22 golds.

Friday March 8th
(Last 16)
60kg Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) beat En Gizem (Turkey) 5-0
64kg Shauna O’Callaghan (Ireland) lost to Chelsey Heijnen (Netherlands) RSC2

Saturday March 9th
Last 32
60kg David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) beat Oleg Chulkyacheyev (Ukraine) 5-0
69kg Paddy Donovan (Ireland) beat Sam Wagensvela (Netherlands) 4-1
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) beat Andrei Vreme (Moldova) 5-0

Sunday March 10th
Last 16
57kg Mary Geraghty (Ireland) lost to Victoria Glover (Scotland) 0-5
60kg David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) lost Beslan Khamzaev (Russia) 1-4
64kg Pierce O’Leary (Ireland) lost to Mike McDonagh (Wales) 0-5

Monday March 11th
Last 16
69kg Paddy Donovan (Ireland) lost to Vakhid Abbasov (Russia) 0-5
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) beat Alberto Simion (Romania) 5-0

Tuesday March 12th
51kg Niamh Earley (Ireland) lost to Giovanna Marchese (Italy) 0-5
60kg Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) beat Kinga Mezovari (Hungary) 5-0
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Ireland) lost to Anastasiya Shamonovan (Russia) 0-5

Wednesday March 13th
52kg Adam Hession (Ireland) lost to Rotyslav Bilototskyi (Ukraine) 0-5
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) lost to Aleksei Semykin (Russia) AB3

Friday March 15th
60kg Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) beat Fatia Benmassahel (France) 5-0

Sunday March 17th
60kg Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) beat Rebecca Niccoli (Italy) 4-1

48kg No entrant
51kg Niamh Earley (Ryston)
52kg Adam Hession (Monivea)
54kg No entrant
56kg No entrant
57kg Mary Geraghty (St Anthony’s)
60kg Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan) (Gold)
60kg Davey Oliver Joyce (Ballymun)
64kg Shauna O’Callaghan (Clann Naofa)
64kg Pierce O’Leary (Dublin Docklands)
69kg No entrant
69kg Patrick Donovan (OLOL)
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea) C
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic) C
81kg No entrant
81kg No entrant
+81kg No entrant
91kg No entrant
+91kg No entrant

Team Manager: Stephen Molloy
Head Coach: Dmitry Dmitruk
Coaches: Anita Just, Philip Keogh


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Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on, Boxing News,, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: