Super Sunday – Ireland guarantee FIVE bronze medals at European Youth Championships


A sensational Sunday saw Ireland guarantee five more bronze medals for the European Youth Championships in Italy.

Irish female captain Lauren Kelly, Evelyn Igharo, Daina Moorehouse, Judge Gallagher and Dearbhla Rooney joined Sligo flyweight Dean Clancy, who won yesterday, in the semi-finals in Roseto.

The six are assured podium finishes and will be back in action, after a rest day tomorrow, on Tuesday looking to upgrade to silver.

Team captain Lauren Kelly turned in a composed performance to beat Turkey’s Sena Erdogan to guarantee a second successive European Youth middleweight medal and a third piece of continental silverware overall.

Evelyn Igharo and Jude Gallagher had both missed out on European Junior medals last year after split-decision losses but claimed their maiden podium places today

Louth light welter Igharo blasted out Croatian Antia Zilix in the first round while Tyrone light fly Gallagher came through a fire-fight with Armenian Seyran Yeghikyan.

European Junior gold medalist Daina Moorehouse dominated Spaniard Marta Lopez to ensure light flyweight bronze in the older class while international debutant Dearbhla Rooney edged past Croatian Nikolina Cacic to win featherweight bronze.

There was disappointment though for Kilkenny bantam Brandon McCarthy who lost out to Albanian Muhamet Qamili on a curious 3-2 split decision.

The St Michael’s Athy teen won 30-27 and 30-26 on two cards, but lost 29-28 on the other three.

European Men’s and Women’s Youth Championships Roseto degli Abruzzi, Italy April 17/26
April 22nd
Q/Finals
48kg Daina Moorhouse (Ireland) beat Marta Lopez (Spain) 5-0
49kg Jude Gallagher (Ireland) beat Seyran Yeghikyan (Armenia) 5-0
56kg Brandon McCarthy (Ireland) lost to Muhamet Qamili (Albania) 2-3
57kg Dearbhla Rooney (Ireland) beat Nikolina Cacic (Croatia) 4-1
64kg Evelyn Igharo (Ireland) beat Anita Zilic (Croatia) RSC1
75kg Lauren Kelly (Ireland) beat Sena Erdogen (Turkey) 3-0

April 21st
Last 16
51kg Caitlin Fryers (Ireland) lost to Liubov Sharpova (Russia) 1-4
54kg Mary Geraghty (Ireland) lost to Aycan Guldagi (Turkey) 0-5
60kg Aoibhe Ginty (Ireland) lost to Stephanie von Berge (Germany) AB3

Q/Finals
52kg Dean Clancy (Ireland) beat Patrick Cappi (Italy) 4-1
81kg Aoibhe Carrabine (Ireland) lost to Sagit Emanur (Turkey) 0-5
81kg Edward Barrett (Ireland) lost to Karol Itauma (England) 0-5

April 20th
Last 16
49kg Jude Gallagher (Ireland) beat Ali Dagly (Ukraine) 5-0
52kg Dean Clancy (Ireland) beat Murat Ugurlu (Turkey) 5-0
56kg Brandon McCarthy (Ireland) beat Joe Tyres (England) 5-0
64kg Callum Walsh (Ireland) lost to Ilya Popov (Russia) 1-4
69kg Edward Donovan (Ireland) lost to Konstantin Barbosu (Hungary) 1-4

April 19th
Last 16
48kg Daina Moorhouse (Ireland) beat Jvanisova Olena (Ukraine) 5-0
57kg Dearbhla Rooney (Ireland) beat Weronikia Pawlak (Poland) 5-0
81kg Edward Barrett (Ireland) beat Ahmad Abdun Abu (Israel) 4-0

Last 32
52kg Dean Clancy (Ireland beat Maksim Pankou (Belarus) 5-0
60kg Alex Higgins (Ireland) lost to Bojan Timotijevic (Serbia) 1-4

April 18th
Last 32
56kg Brandon McCarthy (Ireland) beat Alexander Tanko (Slovakia) 5-0
64kg Callum Walsh (Ireland) beat Kilp Frank (Germany) 5-0
69kg Edward Donovan (Ireland) beat Michal Jarlinski (Poland) 5-0
75kg Kane Tucker (Ireland) lost to Gabrijel Veocic (Croatia) 2-3

Tuesday April 24th
S/Final
48kg Daina Moorhouse (Ireland) v Maxi Klotzer (Germany)
49kg Jude Gallagher (Ireland) v Atilla Bernth (Hungary)
52kg Dean Clancy (Ireland) v Yurii Tomiuk (Ukraine)
57kg Dearbhla Rooney (Ireland) v Valeria Radionova (Russia)
64kg Evelyn Igharo (Ireland) v Maria Sedaya (Ukraine)
75kg Lauren Kelly (Ireland) v Elsidata Selaj (Albania)

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Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie