Northern Ireland finish 6th in Commonwealth Youth Games medal table

Following two silvers and two bronze, the six-man Northern Ireland team have finished sixth in the Commonwealth Youth Games medals table.

Middleweight Kane Tucker and welterweight Anthony Johnston were both edged out on split decisions in their finals yesterday, while John Moran and Colm Murphy took bronze in the Bahamas.

England dominated the table, taking seven golds from their ten participants.

Medal Table
England – 7 gold
Wales – 1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze
India – 1 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze
Scotland – 1 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronze
Australia – 1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze
Northern Ireland – 2 silver, 2 bronze
New Zealand – 1 silver, 2 bronze
Canada – 1 silver, 4 bronze
Guyana – 1 silver
Samoa – 1 bronze
Namibia – 1 bronze
Grenada – 1 bronze
Botswana – 1 bronze
Nigeria – 1 bronze
South Africa – 1 bronze
Jamaica – 1 bronze

It is the joint-third best finish, along with 2008, for a Northern Ireland team at the Games. With three golds and two silvers, Northern Ireland topped the medals table at the last edition of the tournament in 2015, while there was a fourth-placed finish back in 2004 – when none other than Carl Frampton took silver.

Commonwealth Youth Games VI, Bahamas
Wednesday July 19th
(L16) 60kg – Dominic Bradley lost to Rhys Edwards (Wales) 2-3
(L16) 56kg – Colm Murphy beat Ahmed Faraz (Scotland) 5-0

Thursday July 20th
(QF) 49kg – John Moran beat Seanoa Hall (Samoa) 5-0
(QF) 56kg – Colm Murphy beat Sean Finnigan (Canada) 5-0
(QF) 75kg – Kane Tucker beat Reekie Ryan (Scotland) 4-1

Friday July 21th
(QF) 52kg – Kian Bittles lost to Allicock Keevin (Guyana) 1-4
(QF) 69kg – Anthony Johnston beat Ah Tong Marion (Samoa) 5-0

Saturday July 22nd
(SF) 49kg – John Moran lost to James Probert (Wales) 0-5
(SF) 56kg – Colm Murphy lost to Joshua Fitzpatrick (Australia) 2-3
(SF) 75kg – Kane Tucker v Satwinder Thind (Canada) 5-0
(SF) 69kg – Anthony Johnston v Jerone Ennis (Jamaica) TKO3

Sunday July 23rd
(F) 69kg – Anthony Johnston lost to Mark Dickinson (England) 1-4
(F) 75kg – Kane Tucker lost to Aaron Bowen (England) 1-4

Northern Ireland Team
49kg – John Moran (Illies GG) (Bronze)
52kg – Kian Bittles (Holy Trinity)
56kg – Colm Murphy (St George’s) (Bronze)
60kg – Dominic Bradley (captain) (Errigal)
69kg – Anthony Johnston (Gleann) (Silver)
75kg – Kane Tucker (Holy Trinity) (Silver)

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