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Sweeney and Fryers in European action today

Two Irish fighters fight for European quarter-final places in Montenegro this afternoon.

St Anne’s Shannon Sweeney and Immaculata’s Caitlin Fryers are in last 16 action in Budva.

48kg Shannon Sweeney boxes for the first time in the competition in Monday’s afternoon session. The Mayo talent meets Gayane Ter-Bargseghyan Armenia in bout two. Light flyweight Caitlin Fryers, contests her European Elite debut against England’s Savannah Alifia Stubley in the evening session’s opening bout.

Sweeney and Fryers are the only Irish boxers through the ropes today – but they are not the only Irish fighters to have been presented with last 16 action.

Amy BroadhurstCarly McNaulAoife O’RourkeMichaela WalshKellie Harrington and Christina Desmond all progressed through the last 16 stage and fight for medals over Tuesday and Wednesday, as does Kaci Rock who received a bye to the last eight.

Team Ireland Squad

48kg: Shannon Sweeney, St. Anne’s, Mayo

50kg: Caitlin Fryers, Immaculata BC, Belfast

52kg: Carly McNaul, Ormeau Road BC, Belfast

54kg: Niamh Fay, Phoenix of Ballyboughal BC, Dublin

57kg: Michaela Walsh, Emerald BC, Belfast

60kg: Kellie Harrington, St. Mary’s BC, Dublin

63kg: Amy Broadhurst, St. Bronagh’s ABC, Newry

66kg: Kaci Rock, Enniskerry BC, Wicklow

70kg: Christina Desmond, Dungarvan BC/Garda BC

75kg: Aoife O’Rourke, Olympic BC, Galway


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