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
R&J: Dermot McDermott