Ireland claim 2 wins at World Youth Championships


Ireland claimed two wins on their second day of fights at the Women’s Youth World Championships in India today.

Welterweight Shannon Reilly and light fly Caitlin Fryers both claimed wins to move into the quarter finals and Last 16 respectively.

Reilly beat England’s current European Youth champion Olivia Hussey in a thriller to book her ticket into the quarter finals in Guwahati, and will next fight to guarantee bronze.

The 3-2 split was revenge for the Bray BC fighter who had been beaten by Hussey on the same scoreline in the quarters the Europeans earlier this year.

Immaculata’s Fryers impressively advanced after unanimously defeating Nasu Misaki.

However, St Brigid’s Edenderry’s Lauren Kelly bowed out following a unanimous decision loss to Taiwanese middle Ya Chun-Yang

Fryers is back between the ropes tomorrow along with Mary Geraghty, Labhaoise Clarke and Marguerita Nevin in the last 16.

Following a massive win, Reilly joins Katelynn Phelan (who received a bye) in the last eight on Wednesday.

AIBA Youth Women’s World Boxing Championships Guwahati, India
November 19th
Last 32
51kg Shauna Blaney (Ireland) lost to Ekaterina Molchanova (Russia) 0-5

November 20th
Last 32
48kg Caitlin Fryers (Ireland) beat Nasu Misaki (Japan) 5-0

Last 16
69kg Shannon Reilly (Ireland) beat Olivia Hussey (England) 3-2
75kg Lauren Kelly (Ireland) lost to Ya Chun-Yang (Taiwan) 0-5

November 21st
Last 16
48kg Caitlin Fryers (Ireland) v Sumaiya Kosimova (Tajikistan)
54kg Mary Geraghty (Ireland) v Marie Bachmaier (Germany)
57kg Labhaoise Clarke (Ireland) v Namuun Monkhor (Mongolia)
60kg Marguerita Nevin (Ireland) v Klaudia Budasz (Poland)

November 22nd
Q/Final
64kg Katelynn Phelan (Ireland) v Aidyl Cardenas (USA)
69kg Shannon Reilly (Ireland) v Citalli Ortiz (USA) or Nadezhda Ryabets (Kazakhstan)

Irish Squad
48kg Caitlin Fryers (Immaculata)
51kg Shauna Blaney (Navan)
54kg Mary Geraghty (Baldoyle)
57kg Labhaoise Clarke (Carndonagh)
60kg Marguerita Nevin (St.Brigid’s, Kildare)
64kg Katelynn Phelan (St.Brigid’s, Kildare)
69kg Shannon Reilly (Bray)
75kg Lauren Kelly (St.Brigid’s, Edenderry)
Team manager: Anna Moore
Coaches: Jimmy Payne, Liam Brereton, Antia Just
R&J: Sadie Duffy

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Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie