Two Irish fighters fight for European quarter-final places in Montenegro this afternoon.
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 Broadhurst, Carly McNaul, Aoife O’Rourke, Michaela Walsh, Kellie 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