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MEDAL ALERT – Niamh Fay wins European Championship bronze at least

Niamh Fay is a European Championship medal winner.

The Dubliner stepped relatively easily onto the podium on Tuesday morning after the proposed medal clash was cancelled.

Fay was down to box the second seed Stanmira Petrova in an eagerly anticipated quarter-final but the Bulgarian pulled out injured, giving the Phoenix Ballyboughal Boxing star a walkover in the process.

It means Fay wins bronze at the very least and becomes the first Team Ireland fighter to mine precious continental metal at this years Belgrade hosted tournament.

The medal win is 21-year-old’s first at an Elite senior competition but the florescent sock-loving all-action puncher, who beat tough Russian opposition to get the quarters, is now a three-time European medal winner having won gold at Youth and Under-22 level previously.

Fay will now look to improve the colour of the medal in the semi-finals later this week.

Four more Team Ireland boxers will look to join the Dub on the podium later today.

Shannon Sweeney, Kellie Harrington, Aoife O’Rourke and Lisa O’Rourke all contest quarter-finals in Serbia on Tuesday.


50kg Shannon Sweeney, St. Anne’s BC, Mayo

54kg Niamh Fay, Phoenix of Ballyboughal BC, Dublin

57kg Michaela Walsh, Holy Family GG, Belfast

60kg Kellie Harrington, St. Mary’s BC, Tallaght, Dublin

66kg Lisa O’Rourke, Castlerea BC, Roscommon

75kg Aoife O’Rourke, Castlerea BC, Roscommon

51kg Rickey Nesbitt, Holy Family BC, Drogheda

57kg Adam Hession, Monivea BC, Galway

63.5kg Dean Clancy, Sean McDermott BC, Leitrim

71kg Eugene McKeever, Holy Family, Drogheda

92kg Jack Marley, Monkstown BC, Dublin

Draws are available here


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