Magnificent seven ride into European Youth battle today

 

No fewer than seven Irish boxers will compete for places in the European Youth quarters finals in Sofia today.

Boxing begins at 12pm and 4pm and seven Irish fighters will look to move within touching distance of a medal.

Lauren Dempsey-Fitzmaurice, Leah Gallen and Jake Tucker registered wins over Romania, Germany and Turkey respectively yesterday and a host will look to repeat the feat today.

Nicole Clyde, Niamh Fay, Dean Clancy, Brandon McCarthy, Evelyn Igharo, Lisa O’Rourke and Jack Marley are all in action.

2019 European Men’s and Women’s Championships Sofia, Bulgaria

September 6

Last 16

51kg Nicole Clyde (Ireland) v Juna Schop (Netherlands)
54kg Niamh Fay (Ireland) v Sharon Prisco (Italy)
56kg Dean Clancy (Ireland) v Artur Shakhpazyan (Armenia)
60kg Brandon McCarthy (Ireland) v Shalva Sajaia (Georgia)
64kg Evelyn Igharo (Ireland) v Paige Richardson (England)
75kg Lisa O’Rourke (Ireland) v Ivona Drnic (Croatia)
91kg Jack Marley (Ireland) v Bernhard Rentmeister (Germany)

September 7

Last 16

69kg William Hayden (Ireland) v Dmitry Zakharov (Russia)
75kg Jake Tucker (Ireland) v Georgi Gutsav (Georgia)

Q/Finals

48kg Daina Moorehouse (Ireland) v Rim Bennama (France)
57kg Lauren Dempsey-Fitzmaurice (Ireland) v Anna Maria Petrova (Bulgaria)
69kg Leah Gallen (Ireland) v Gulcan Arga (Turkey)
81kg Bethany Doocey (Ireland) v Emily Asquith (England)

Results

September 5

Last 16

49kg Ryan Dunne (Ireland) lost to Rudolf Garnoyan (Armenia) 0-4
57kg Lauren Dempsey-Fitzmaurice (Ireland) beat Mirela Nastase (Romania) RSC1
60kg Sinainn Glynn (Ireland) lost to Amina Abramova (Ukraine) 1-4
69kg Leah Gallen (Ireland) beat Annemarie Schierle (Germany) 3-2
91+kg Owney McDonagh (Ireland) lost to Ugur Aydemir (Turkey) 0-5

Last 32

75kg Jake Tucker (Ireland) beat Vladimir Bezdenezznyich (Germany) 4-1

September 4

Last 32

52kg Jude Gallagher (Ireland) lost to Ali Dahly (Ukraine) 2-3
60kg Brandon McCarthy (Ireland) beat Eldar Babayev (Azerbaijan) 5-0
64kg Matthew Tyndall (Ireland) lost to Mehmet Aydemir (Turkey) 1-4
69kg William Hayden (Ireland) beat Arsen Grigoryan (Armenia) 3-2
81kg Jason Myers (Ireland) lost to Ilia Bogatyrev (Russia) 1-4

Irish squad

Male

49kg Ryan Dunne (Jobstown)
52kg Jude Gallagher (Two Castles)
56kg Dean Clancy (Sean McDermott)
60kg Brandon McCarthy (St Michael’s Athy)
64kg Matthew Tyndall (Dublin Docklands)
69kg William Hayden (Crumlin)
75kg Jake Tucker (Emerald, Antrim)
81kg Jason Myers (Titans)
91kg Jack Marley (Monkstown D)
91+kg Owen McDonagh (St Annes)

Female

48kg Daina Moorehouse (Enniskerry)
51kg Nicole Clyde (Antrim)
54kg Niamh Fay (Swords)
57kg Lauren Dempsey-Fitzmaurice (Ryston)
60kg Sinainn Glynn (Cloghan)
64kg Evelyn Igharo (Clann Naofa)
69kg Leah Gallen (Raphoe)
75kg Lisa O’Rourke (Castlerea)
81kg Bethany Doocey (Castlebar)

Officials

IABA President: Dominic O’Rourke
Team Managers: Patrick Osborne & Anna Moore
Coaches: William McClean, Aoife Hennigan, Anita Just, Brian Barry, Liam Cunningham

 

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sport for a living for 19 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: [email protected]