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UPDATED List of Irish European Youth Championships Medallist

The class of 2022 made Irish boxing history.

The under-18 team won more European Youth Championships medals than any team previous.

Irish boxers won eight medals in total, three gold, a silver, and four bronze in a great week for amateur Irish boxing in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The four bronze medals come courtesy of 48kg boxers Georgia Dunn McGovern and Patsy Joyce, 50kg Katie O’Keeffe, and 63kg Winnie McDonagh.

70kg Laura Moran had silver draped over her neck while 71kg Bobbi Flood, 81kg Dearbhla Tinnelly, and 81+kg Cliona D’arcy all had the Midas touch.

The eight medal haul brings Ireland’s Euro Youth medal total to 50 and the number of Irish gold medals at Youth European level went from 7 to 10 in one very successful day.

The 2022 medallists join a list that includes the likes of Irish boxing legend Barry McGuigan, world title challenger Jason Quigley and Olympians Michaela Walsh and Cathal O’Grady.

The revised list is as follows:


1978 Dublin
54kg Michael Holmes Silver
51kg Tommy Thompson Bronze

1980 Italy
57kg Barry McGuigan Bronze
64kg Martin Brereton Bronze

1984 Finland
54kg John Lowey Bronze

1992 Scotland
54kg Frank Slane Bronze
60kg Glen Stevens Bronze

1995 Hungary
91kg Cathal O’Grady Gold

1997 England
71kg Marvin Lee Bronze

2005 Estonia
60kg John Joe Joyce Bronze

2009 Poland
69kg Jason Quigley Gold

2010 France
51kg Katie Rowland Silver
57kg Michaela Walsh Bronze
64kg Sarah Close Bronze
69kg Claire Grace Bronze

2011 Dublin (City West Hotel)
69kg Michael O’Reilly Silver
81kg Gary Sweeney Silver
52kg Joe Fitzpatrick Bronze
75kg Stephen Broadhurst Bronze
91kg Jack Morrissey. Bronze

2013 Netherlands
52kg Gary Cully Gold
56kg Kurt Walker Silver

2014 Croatia
60kg John Joyce Silver

2014 Italy
51kg Kristina O’Hara Silver
60kg Cheyanne O’Neill Silver
57kg Amy Broadhurst Silver
48kg Lauren Hogan Bronze

2015 Poland
69kg Michael Nevin Gold
49kg Stephen McKenna Silver
60kg James McGivern Silver
52kg Willie Donoghue Bronze
75kg John Joyce Bronze

2016 Hungary
57kg Amy Broadhurst Gold
69kg Saoirse Dignam Bronze

2016 Russia
60kg Oliver McCarthy Silver
52kg Terry McEntee Bronze

2017 Turkey
69kg Gabriel Dossen Bronze
75kg Jordan Myers Bronze

2017 Bulgaria
48kg Caitlin Fryers Silver
75kg Lauren Kelly Bronze

2018 Italy
48kg Daina Moorehouse Gold
57kg Dearbhla Rooney Silver
64kg Evelyn Igharo Silver
75kg Lauren Kelly Bronze
52kg Dean Clancy Silver
49kg Jude Gallagher Bronze

2019 Bulgaria
48kg Daina Moorehouse Bronze
54kg Niamh Fay Gold
69kg Leah Gallen Bronze
75kg Lisa O’Rourke Bronze

2022 Bulgaria
48kg: Georgia McGovern, Setanta : Bronze Medallist
48kg: Patsy Joyce, Olympic: Bronze Medallist                          
50kg: Katie O’Keefe, Kanturk : Bronze Medallist                  
63kg: Winnie McDonagh, Neilstown : Bronze Medallist               
70kg: Laura Moran, St Annes: Silver medallist
71kg: Bobbi Flood, Cabra: Team Captain: Gold medallist                              
81kg: Dearbhla Tinnelly, Clann Naofa: Gold medallist      
81+kg: Cliona Darcy, Tobar Pheadair: Gold medallist    

Jonny Stapleton contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: