Ireland’s talented young male and female boxers once again left their calling cards at World and European competition this weekend.
The Irish squads claimed eight medals – one gold, two silver and five bronze – at the AIBA World Youth and Junior Women’s Championships in Taiwan and the European Junior Men’s Championships in the Ukraine.
Niamh Earley, Jason Harty, Natasha Logan, Jim O’Reilly, Lorcan Hurley, Kelsey Leonard, Anthony Johnston and Joanne Richards finished in podiums positions.
Moreover, Hurley scooped the Best Technical Boxer Award and AIBA 3 Star Referee & Judge (R&J) Philip Rooney picked up the Best R&J Award at the European Juniors.
Ireland’s Youth squad finished in 12th spot in the medals table and in 15th place in the rankings table in Taiwan, while the Junior panel finished in 9th and 8th place in the medals and rankings table.
The European Junior team finished in a top five position in the rankings and medals table in the Ukraine.
The Irish squad are due home from the Ukraine at 1:30pm today via Dublin Airport (Terminal 2). Team Ireland are due home from Taiwan via Dublin Airport at 1:35pm tomorrow (Terminal 2).
Irish women’s boxing is proudly sponsored by QuickPark of Dublin Airport.
2015 AIBA World Women’s Youth and Junior Champioships Taipei, Taiwan
48kg Emma Flannery (Baldoyle)
51kg Jacqui Lynch (Golden Gloves)
54kg Natasha Logan (St Brigids, Edenderry) (Bronze)
57kg Amy Boardhurst (Dealgan)
60kg Shannon Edge (St Brigids, Edenderry)
64kg Ciara Ginty (Geesala)
75kg Aoife Burke (St Mary’s)
46kg Kayleigh Lynch (Golden Gloves)
48kg Shauna Blaney (Navan)
50kg Kelsey Leonard (Curragh) (Bronze)
52kg Niamh Earley (Ryston) (Silver)
57kg Orla Garvey (Dealgan)
60kg Shauna O’ Callaghan (Clann Naofa)
66kg Joanne Richards (St Michael’s New Ross) (Bronze)
Team manager: Fiona Hennigan
Coaches: Gerry Storey, Liam Brereton & Anita Just
R&J: Dermot McDermot
2015 EUBC European Junior Championships, Lviv Ukraine
46kg Zach Mallon (Old School)
48kg Lorcan Hurley (Tramore) (Bronze)
50kg Sean Whelan (Docklands)
52kg Aaron McKenna (Old School)
54kg Callum Bradley (Sacred Heart Omagh)
57kg Eric Nash (Ardnaree)
60kg Michael Avetisian (Mulhuddart)
63kg Aaron Gethins (Ballinacarrow)
66kg Jason Harty (Rathkeale) (Gold)
70kg Jordan Myers (St Pats, Dromahair)
75kg Anthony Johnston (Gleann) (Bronze)
80kg Jim O’Reilly (Portlaoise) (Silver)
80+kg Martin McDonagh (Baldoyle)
Best Technical Boxer Award: Lorcan Hurley (Ireland)
Best R&J Award: Philip Rooney (Ireland)
Team manager: Stephen Connolly
Coaches: Billy McClean, Gerry McDaid, Dmitri Dmitruk
Physio: Eoin Naughton
R&J: Philip Rooney