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Lauren Kelly eliminated from World Youth Championships

Lauren Kelly has been knocked out of the World Youth Championships in Budapest this afternoon.

Ireland’s last fighter to begin their campaign, the Edenderry middleweight was defeated by rangy French fighter Tallya Brillaux in the Last 16.

Enniskerry light fly Daina Moorehouse had been defeated by Thai Nillda Meekoon an hour previously in Hungary and Team Captain Kelly was unable to get Ireland back to winning ways – although there was no lack of effort.

The strong southpaw, a three-time European underage medallist pushed Brillaux for the full nine minutes but the French boxer was too long and too fast, forcing a count in the second and winning a unanimous decision.

Kelly will now turn her attentions to the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires in October where she will represent Ireland alongside Ballinacarrow flyweight Dean Clancy.

Meantime, Ireland have just one boxer left in the World Youths, our sole medallist, Newtownstewart light fly Jude Gallagher.

The Irish men’s captain will box Thailand’s Thitisan Panmod on Tuesday in the semi finals where he will look to upgrade his bronze to silver.

AIBA World Men’s and Women’s Youth Championships Budapest, Hungary
Tuesday August 21st
Last 32
57kg:Dearbhla Rooney (Ireland) lost to Panpatchara Somnuek (Thailand) 2-3
52kg:Dean Clancy (Ireland) lost to Asa Stevens (USA) 2-3

Wednesday August 22nd
Last 32
56kg Brandon McCarthy (Ireland) lost to Kumar Akash (India) 0-5
Last 16
48kg Daina Moorehouse (Ireland) beat Marta Lopez Del Arbol (Spain) 4-1

Thursday August 23rd
Last 32
51kg Caitlin Fryers (Ireland) lost to Kittiya Nampa (Thailand) 1-4
Last 16
49kg Jude Gallagher (Ireland) beat Renuex Zhao (China) 5-0

Friday August 25th
49kg Jude Gallagher (Ireland) beat Rafael Bianchi (Brazil) 5-0

Sunday August 26th
48kg Daina Moorehouse (Ireland) lost to Nillda Meekoon (Thailand) 0-5
Last 16
75kg: Lauren Kelly (Ireland) lost to Tallya Brillaux (France) 0-5

Tuesday August 28th
49kg Jude Gallagher (Ireland) v Thitisan Panmod (Thailand)

Irish squad
48kg Daina Moorhouse (Enniskerry)
49kg Jude Gallagher (Two Castles) (Bronze, at least)
51kg Caitlin Fryers (Immaculata)
52kg Dean Clancy (Ballinacarrow)
56kg Brandon McCarthy (St Michael’s Athy)
57kg Dearbhla Rooney (Sean McDermott’s)
75kg Lauren Kelly (St Brigid’s Edenderry)

Team managers: Stephen Connolly and Tara Mari Robins
Head coach: Billy McClean
Coaches: Michael Carruth, Michael Mongan, Anita Just
Physio: David Cooke


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Joe O'Neill

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