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O’Callaghan makes it three Irish finalists

Shauna O’Callaghan joined Amy Broadhurst and Orla Garvey in the finals of the European Women’s Youth and Junior Championships in Keszthely, Hungary yesterday.

But Saoirse Dignam, AIBA World Junior bronze medallist Kelsey Leonard, Chloe Callender and Lauren Kelly had to settle for bronze.

O’Callaghan stopped Olexandra Kharytonuk of the Ukraine in the third round to book her spot into the lightweight Junior final and guarantee at least a third silver medal for Ireland.

“An excellent performance from Shauna today and we now have three in the finals tomorrow,” said Irish coach Liam Brereton.

But Leonard, Callander and Kelly bowed out despite top class performances against two Hungarian opponents and the Ukraine.

Brereton, referring specifically to the judging, described these results as “dismaying”.

Dignam was the final Irish boxer in action today, but the Irish welter, who will be bringing home bronze, was beaten by Poland’s Sonia Sabiniarz.

Broadhurst is between the ropes in the Youth featherweight final tomorrow afternoon and Garvey and O’Callaghan are in action in the Junior featherweight and lightweight finals.

Saturday’s start times have yet to be confirmed.

Ireland will be taking home at least three silver and six bronze medals from Hungary.

Team Ireland are schedule to arrive home via Dublin Airport at 7.15pm on Sunday evening, August 23rd – Ryanair FR1024 23AUG Budapest Dublin 1705 1915

Those attending Sunday’s homecoming will recall that Irish women’s boxing is proudly sponsored by Quick Park of Dublin Airport.

European Women’s Youth and Junior Championships


August 16th (Prelims)
54kg Saidbh Greene (Ireland) lost to Valeria Manchuk (Ukraine) 0-3
60kg Shannon Edge (Ireland) lost to Adrianna Jevozejzya (Poland) 0-2

August 17th (Q/Finals)
69kg Saoirse Dignam (Ireland) beat Yulia Stojko (Ukraine) 2-1

August 18th
51kg Caitlin Sweeney (Ireland) lost to Andrea Seni (Romania) (last 16) 0-3

48kg Shannon Sweeney (Ireland) lost to Andrea Milosevic (Serbia) TKOI1
64kg Chloe Gray (Ireland) lost to Elisaveta Memsteva (Russia) 0-3
75kg Aoife Burke (Ireland) lost to Chantelle Reid (England) 1-2

August 19th (Q/Final)
57kg Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) beat Marietta Kiss (Hungary) TKO4

August 20th (S/Finals)
August 20th Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) beat Sofia Nilson (Sweden) TKO2

August 21st (S/Final)
69kg Saoirse Dignam (Ireland) lost to Sonia Sabiniarz (Poland) 0-3

August 22nd (Finals)
57kg Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) v Francesca Matussciello (Italy)


August 16th (Prelims)
46kg Chloe Callender (Ireland) beat Siria Cavell (Italy) 3-0
60kg Shauna O’Callaghan (Ireland) beat Sabine Fiedler (Germany) TKO2

August 17th (Q/Finals)
54kg Labhaoise Clarke (Ireland) lost to Ulabzsislave Kalaskova (Belarus) 1-2
63kg Katelynn Phelan (Ireland) beat Iria Hjvllcik (Norway) 3-0
70kg Lauryn Sinclair (Ireland) lost to Georgia O’Connor (England) 0-2

August 18th (Q/Finals)
48kg Caitlin Fryers (Ireland) beat Cristina Acioloanitei (Romania) 3-0
52kg Niamh Early (Ireland) lost to Ivy-Jane Smith (England) 0-3
57kg Orla Garvey (Ireland) beat Ionita Paluca (Romania) TKO2
60kg Shauna O’Callaghan (Ireland) beat Doneta Sadiku (Kosovo) 3-0

August 19th (Q/Finals)
46kg Chloe Callender (Ireland) beat Christina Borah (Romania) 3-0
50kg Kelsey Leonard (Ireland) beat Kamilla Finesz (Hungary) 3-0
66kg Lauren Kelly (Ireland) beat Annamarita Krali (Croatia) TKO1

August 20th (S/Finals)
48kg Caitlin Fryers (Ireland) lost to Olga Vozniak (Ukraine) 0-3
57kg Orla Garvey (Ireland) beat Havanur En (Turkey) 3-0
63kg Katelynn Phelan (Ireland) lost to Vittoria Decarlo (Italy) 0-3

August 21st (S/Finals)
46kg Chloe Callender (Ireland) lost to Gabriella Karolyi (Hungary) 1-2
50kg Kelsey Leonard (Ireland) lost to Katerina Rohara (Ukraine) 0-3
60kg Shauna O’Callaghan (Ireland) beat Olexandra Kharytonuk (Ukraine) TKO3
66kg Lauren Kelly (Ireland) lost to Gabriella Petrovics (Hungary) 0-3

August 22nd (Finals)
57kg Orla Garvey (Ireland) v Liudmilla Voransova (Russia)
60kg Shauna O’Callaghan (Ireland) v Ekaterin Dinnyk (Russia)

Irish squad

48kg Shannon Sweeney (St Anne’s)
51kg Caitlin Sweeney (St Brigid’s, Edenderry)
54kg Saidbh Greene (St Brigid’s, Edenderry)
57kg Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan) (Silver, at least)
60kg Shannon Edge (St Brigid’s, Edenderry)
64kg Chloe Gray (Bracken)
69kg Saoirse Dignam (Sacre Coeur) (Bronze)
75kg Aoife Burke (St Marys)

46kg Chloe Callender (Ryston) (Bronze)
48kg Caitlin Fryers (Immaculata) (Bronze)
50kg Kelsey Leonard (Curragh) (Bronze)
52kg Niamh Earley (Ryston)
54kg Labhaoise Clarke (Cardonagh)
57kg Orla Garvey (Dealgan) (Silver, at least)
60kg Shauna O’Callaghan (Clann Naofa) (Silver, at least)
63kg Katelynn Phelan (St Brigids, Kildare) (Bronze)
66kg Lauren Kelly (St Brigid’s, Edenderry) (Bronze)
70kg Lauryn Sinclair (Ryston)

Team Manager: Maura Campbell (South Meath)

Coaches: Liam Brereton (St Brigid’s, Edenderry); Jim O’Neill (Clan Naofa); Anita Just (Arklow) John McCormack (St Saviours)

R/J: Jim Murrin (Edenderry)


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