England beat Ireland 6-3 at the National Stadium in Dublin tonight following nine keenly contested contests at the home of Irish boxing.
Amy Broadhurst, Emma Flannery and Shannon Reilly had their hands raised in victory for Ireland. All of the Irish squad gave good accounts of themselves, with Aoife Burke only losing out on a split to European gold medallist Chantele Reid in the last contest of the night.
Both nations will meet again tomorrow evening at the Clann Naofa BC in Dundalk.
Ireland v England
National Stadium Dublin, Friday 27th March
46kg Chloe Watson (Birkenhead Venture BC) beat Kayleigh Lynch (Golden Gloves BC) 2-1
60kg Shelly Sweeney (Harrow and District) lost to Shannon Reilly (Bray BC) 0-3
48kg Molly Perkins (Far Cotton) lost to Emma Flannery (Baldoyle BC) 1-2
51kg Ebonie Jones (Heart of Portmouth) beat Jackie Lynch (Golden Gloves BC) 3-0
54kg Jade Ashmore (Chesterfield) beat Sophie Tierney (Clonard BC) 2-1
57kg India Wilkinson (St Paul’s) lost to Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan BC) TKO3
60kg Ellie Scotney (The Lynn) beat Ciara Sheedy (Aglish BC) 3-0
60kg Shona Whitwell (St Ives) beat Saoirse Kelly (Sliabh Luchra BC) 3-0
75kg Chantelle Reid (Allenton) beat Aoife Burke (St Mary’s BC) 2-1
Clann Naofa BC Dundalk, Saturday 28th March
46kg Chloe Watson (Birkenhead Venture BC) beat Shauna Blaney (Navan BC)
60kg Shelly Sweeney (Harrow and District) v Shauna O’Callaghan Clann (Naofa BC)
48Kg Molly Perkins (Far Cotton) v Chloe Fleck (Canal BC)
51Kg Ebonie Jones (Heart of Portsmouth) v Caitlin Ryan (Midleton BC)
54Kg Jade Ashmore (Chesterfield) v Natasha Logan (Edenderry BC)
57Kg India Wilkinson (St Paul’s) v Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan BC)
60Kg Ellie Scotney (The Lynn) v (Ciara Ginty Geesala BC)
60Kg Shona Whitwell (St Ives) v Shannon Edge (Edenderry BC)
75Kg Chantelle Reid (Allenton) v Sara O’Brien (Carrickmacross BC)