The St Brigid’s Edenderry light flyweight lost out to Russian star Katerina Pinigiana in Bulgaria.
Making her debut at Senior Elite Intternational level, Hogan was competitive throughout in a close fight, but was edged in the end by her more experienced opponent.
Pinigiana’s greater industry on the day took the verdict, but Hogan found the target with some big shots throughout the contest, particularly in rounds two and four, a frame she won.
Grainne Walsh is in action later today against Marija Petovic.
European Women’s Championships Sofia, Bulgaria
(Last 16 bouts unless stated)
54kg Dervla Duffy (Ireland) lost to Lacramiora Perijoc (Romania) 0-3
48kg Lauren Hogan (Ireland) lost to Katerina Pinigiana (Russia)
69kg Grainne Walsh (Ireland) v Marija Petovic (Serbia)
60kg Shauna O’Keeffe (Ireland) v Aneta Rygielska (Poland)
57kg Moira McElliggot (Ireland) v Sara Beram (Croatia)
64kg Kellie Harrington (Ireland) v Aleksandra Ordina (Russia) or Lina Skoghgen (Sweden)
75kg Christina Desmond (Ireland) v Oksana Trofimova (Russia)
48kg Lauren Hogan (St.Brigids Edenderry)
54kg Dervla Duffy (Mulhuddart)
57kg Moira McElliggot (St Michael’s Athy)
60kg Shauna O’Keeffe (Clonmel)
64kg Kellie Harrington (Glasnevin)
69kg Grainne Walsh (Sparticus)
75kg Christina Desmond (Fr Horgans)
Team manager: Noreen Glendening
Physio: Caoimhe Gilmore
Coaches: Zaur Antia, Eddie Bolger, Dmitri Dimitruc
R&J: Sadie Duffy