Silver Lining – 12 Irish Fighters Fight for European Schools Final Spots

It’s a bumper day for Team Ireland at the European Schools Championship in Turkey as 12 boxers contest semi-finals and fight for silver medals.

34-36kg Ellen Winnie Joyce makes her tournament debut, against home boxer Eyelm Ece Unlu in Bout 1 of the afternoon session. 38kg Carley O’Herron boxes in Bout 4, against Ukraine’s Anehlelina Havryliak. 40kg Elma Barry boxes for a place in the finals in bout 5, against Greece’s Angeliki-Petroula Sdouga. 42kg Abbey Molloy, who like Barry already registered a win the tournament, vies for a finals place in bout 7. Two bouts later, 44kg Lauren Doherty Crinnion meets Azerbaijan’s Nasirli Banuchhichak. In bout 10, 46kg Alanna O’Brien contests against Turkey’s Sude Naz Efil. 70kg Chloe Louise Poleon opens her account in Bout 4 of the evening session, against Croatia’s Lorena Horvat.

44kg Daniel Joyce is also back in action today, vying for a finals berth in Bout 10 of the evening session, against Italy’s Antony El Moeti – this will be followed by the Bout 11 contest at 46kg between Jamesie Casey and Azerbaijan’s Baghir Alimkhanli. In bout 14, 48kg Christian Doyle meets Slovakia’s Sebastian Chocholacek. In bout 16, 50kg Brandon Geoghegan contests against Italy’s Mattia Turrin. 63kg Broderick Adbuire boxes for the third consecutive day, this time against Germany’s Justin Kiz in Bout 23.

Also coming home with bronze medals are Richard Kiely (80kg) and Jordie Cooke (90kg).

Team Ireland Squad:

34-36kg Ellen Winnie Joyce, Olympic L, Co. Westmeath

38kg Carley O’Herron, Rochfordbridge BC, Co. Westmeath

40kg Elma Barry, Setanta L, Co. Kildare

42kg Abbey Molloy, Sacred Heart BC, Dublin.

44kg Lauren Doherty Crinnion, Fr. Horgan’s, Co. Cork

46kg Alanna O’Brien, Setanta L, Co. Kildare

48kg Mary Furlong, Na Fianna BC, Co. Wexford

51kg Donna Marie McCarthy, Mayfield BC, Co. Cork

54kg Robyn Charlie Carlyle, Crumlin BC, Dublin

57kg Faith Kileen, Jobstown BC, Dublin

60kg Cassie May Henderson, Gilford ABC, Co. Armagh: Team Co-Captain

64kg Alannah Kenny, Clonmel BC, Co. Tipperary

70kg Chloe Louise Poleon, Dunboyne BC, Co. Meath

37-40kg Kalib Walshe, Wexford CBS, Co. Wexford

42kg Lochlainn Michael Beagan , Sean Doran’s BC, Co.

44kg Daniel Joyce, Elite Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

46kg James Michael Casey, Sliabh Luchra BC, Co. Kerry

48kg Christian Doyle, Olympic L, Co. Westmeath

50kg Brandon Geoghegan, Sacred Heart, Dublin

52kg Cian Michael Stapleton, Marble City BC, Co. Kilkenny

54kg Danny John Mahon, Fr. Flanagan’s BC, Co, Kildare

57kg John (Daniel Maher) O’Donoghue, Olympic L, Co. Westmeath: Team Co-Captain.

60kg Edward Harty, Portloaise BC, Co. Laois

63kg Broderick Adbuire, Jobstown BC, Dublin

66kg Rocco Dempsey, Avona BC, Dublin

70kg John Paul Mongans, Rathkeale BC, Co. Limerick

75kg Callum Francis Barrett, Olympic C, Co. Galway

80kg Richard Daniel Kiely, Midleton BC, Co. Cork

90kg Jordie Cooke, Gleann BC, Co. Antrim

Team Managers: Gus Farrell and Jennifer O ‘Sullivan Coffey

Coaches

Amanda Spencer

Lynn McEnery

Brian Barry

Jeff Fitzgerald

R&J: Dermot McDermott

Jonny Stapleton

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