Team Ireland won a total of 12 medals, 5 of them gold, in the Golden Belt-Nicolae Linca tournament in Tagru Mures, Romania.
Two of those golds, for 48kg Shannon Sweeney and 63kg Amy Broadhurst, came in Friday’s evening session. Both boxers claimed their victories over home contenders.
In the evening session, 57kg Adam Hession received a walkover from his Belgian opponent, which meant he topped the podium.
Next into the ring for Team Ireland was 63.5kg Brandon McCarthy, who contested against Germany’s David Gkevorgkian in a turbulent bout; the Irishman the victor by split decision.
Tokyo bronze medallist Aidan Walsh gave a walkover to his German opponent and comes home with 71kg silver.
Bestowed with their bronze medals today were 57kg Jennifer Lehane, 48kg Ricky Nesbitt, 63.5kg Dean Clancy, 75kg Gabriel Dossen and 80kg Kelyn Cassidy.
Report courtesy of the IABA
Team Ireland Squad
W48kg Shannon Sweeney, St. Anne’s, Mayo: Gold medallist
W57kg Jennifer Lehane, DCU, Dublin: Bronze medallist
W63kg Amy Broadhurst, St. Bronaghs ABC, Rostrevor: Gold medallist
W66kg Gráinne Walsh, Spartacus, Tullamore, Co. Offaly: Silver medallist
W70kg Christina Desmond, Dungarvan BC, Waterford/Garda Boxing Club: Gold medallist
48kg Rickey Nesbitt, Holy Family, Drogheda: Bronze medallist
57kg Adam Hession, Monivea BC, Galway: Gold medallist
63.5kg Brandon McCarthy, St. Michael’s Athy: Gold medallist
63.5kg Dean Clancy, Sean McDermott BC, Manorhamilton, Leitrim: Bronze medallist
67kg Eugene McKeever, Holy Family, Drogheda
71kg Aidan Walsh, Emerald , Belfast: Silver medallist
75kg Gabriel Dossen, Olympic, Galway: Bronze medallist
80kg Kelyn Cassidy, Saviours Crystal BC, Waterford: Bronze medallist.
Coaches: Dmitrij Dmitruk, Eoin Pluck, Igor Khmil
Physio: Robert Tuomey
R&J: Sean Duffy