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SIX Irish fighters in World Youth Championship action today

Six Irish boxers climb through the ropes for a second successive day at the World Youth Championships in Spain today.

Georgia McGovern, TJ King, Caoimhe Kinsella, Gavin Ryan, Shakira O’Donaghue and Jim Donovan all trade leather in La Nurcia.

48kg European Youth medal winner Georgia McGovern begins proceedings against the Dominican Republic’s Novoanny Franciso Nunez in bout 2 of Ring A’s morning session.

Middleweight TJ King returns to the ring in Bout 11, looking to build on his first round, round one stoppage win when he takes on home boxer Juan Ramon Larrosa Inza.

In the afternoon session, 50kg Caoimhe Kinsella makes her tournament debut when she faces Japan’s Juni Tonegawa in Ring A’s bout 4. Over in Ring B, bantamweight Gavin Ryan meets Kazakhstan’s Zhandaulet Sarsbenayve in bout 7, in what is his second bout of the prestigious underage contest.

In Ring B’s evening session, bantamweight Shakira O’Donoghue meets England’s Jayne Bardauskas in a mouthwatering match up. In bout 10, Team Co-Captain Jim Donovan also fight for the second time returning to the ring for his welterweight bout against Serbia’s Uros Cingelic.

Team Ireland Squad

48kg Thady Patsy Joyce, Olympic L, Westmeath

51kg Jack Harkin, Oakleaf BC, Derry

54kg Gavin Ryan, Ratoath BC, Meath

57kg Roy Farrelly, Avona BC, Dublin

60kg Lee McEvoy, Avona BC, Dublin

63.5kg Conor McCrory, Townland ABC.

67kg James Donovan, OLOL, Limerick

71kg Bobbi Flood, Cabra BC, Dublin

75kg TJ King, Phoenix of Ballyboughal, Dublin

80kg Ryan Murphy, Neilstown, Dublin

86kg Nathan Ojo, Esker, Dublin

92kg David McDonagh, Olympic BC, Galway

92+ Bernard Cawley, St. David’s BC, Naas


48kg Georgia McGovern, Setanta L, Kildare

50kg Caoimhe Kinsella, St Anthony’s/Pats, Wexford

52kg Esther Lambe, Setanta L, Kildare

54kg Shakira Donoghue, Templemore, Tipperary

57kg Rebecca Kavanagh, Mulhuddart,

60kg Yasmin Meredith, Corinthians BC, Dublin

63kg Rebecca Collins, Baldoyle, Dublin

66kg Gabrielle Mongan, Whitechurch, Dublin

70kg Laura Moran, St Anne’s, Mayo

81kg Dearbhla Tinnelly, Clann Naofa, Louth

81+kg Cliona D’Arcy, Tobar Pheadair, Galway

Team Manager: Francis Keeling

Team Manager: Bernadette Lannon

Coach: Lynne McEnery

Coach: Michael Mongan

Coach: Liam Cunningham

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