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Medal Bouts – Eight Irish Fighters Box for Bronze Today

Eight Irish fighters will box for European Junior medals in Italy today.

Alfie Jordan, Calvin Doyle, Tadgh O’Donnelly, Adam Olaniyan, Jamie Collins, Callum Carragher, John Harty and Cillian Reilly Lennon all hope to step on the podium.

Grace Conway, Niamh Keogh, Ava Henry and Sophie Gray all joined Mary McDonagh in the semi-finals yesterday and their eight team mates will be looking to do the same today./

44-46kg Alfie Jordan opens proceedings, against Alexandru Censusa of Moldova In Ring B’s afternoon session, Three bouts later, at flyweight, Calvin Doyle takes on Mihal Daniel Irofte of Romania.

In bout 10, welter Tadgh O’Donnelly contests against Armenia’s Agrishti Hakobyan. Heavyweight Adam Olaniyan meets home boxer Vincenzo Guida in bout 14.

In Ring A’s evening session, light fly Jamie Collins is second between the ropes, he boxes Serbia’s Admir Kamensnicanin. Four bouts later, feather Callum Carragher boxes for a medal against Azerbaijan’s Mahammadali Gasimzade.

Over in Ring B, light bantam John Harty is in action in Bout 4, against Greece’s Kostantinos Sarigiannidis and light welter, Cillian Reilly Lennon meets Armenia’s Marat Mikaelyan

Team Ireland Squad

Male Boxers:

1. 44-46kg Alfie Jordan (Olympic L)

2. 48kg Jamie Collins (Drimnagh)

3. 50kg Calvin Doyle (Olympic L)

4. 52kg Johnny Harty (Portlaoise)

5. 54kg James Kelly (Holy Trinity)

6. 57kg Callum Carrager (Tredagh)

7. 60kg Ryan Jenkins (Olympic L)

8. 63kg Cillian Reilly (Jobstown)

9. 66kg Tadhg O’Donnell (Four Kings)

10. 70kg Charlie Valbergs (Cherry Orchard). Team Captain

11. 75kg Dylan McShane (St Pauls A)

12. 80kg Jack Teggart Weatherall (St Pauls A)

13. 80+kg Adam Olaniyan (Jobstown)

Female Boxers

1. 44-46kg Sophie Curley Gray (Dealgan)

2. 50kg Grace Conway (Tredagh)

3. 52kg Carlagh Peake (Ballyhaunis)

4. 54kg Niamh Keogh (Olympic L)

5. 57kg Siofra Lawless (Liberty)

6. 60kg Ava Henry (Docklands) Team Captain,

7. 63kg Kayleigh Whelan (Avona)

8. 66kg Sarah Murphy (St Brigids L)

9. 70kg Jodie Byrne (St Teresa’s)

10. 75kg Mary McDonagh (Sliabh Luachra)

11. 80kg Shauna Crehan (Dunboyne)

Team Manager

Martin Fennessy


1. Ralph McKay

2. Liam Cunningham

3. Paul O’Toole

4. Linda Morgan


Philip Hollowed

Jonny Stapleton contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 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: