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Women’s Senior Elite Open – RESULTS

Two finals were decided in Dublin tonight in the sparse Women’s Elite Open.

With just three of the ten weights featuring competition, Niamh Earley and Amy Broadhurst came away with the bantamweight and flyweight titles.

European U22 lightweight champion Amy Broadhurst stepped up to light welter and added another accolade here to go with her English 64kg title.

The Dealgan boxer beat fellow former underage phenom Ciara Ginty, who herself had stepped down from welter.

Earley, stepping up from flyweight, beat reigning bantamweight champion Lauren Hogan on a 4-1 split in a bout which pitted a World Junior silver medallist against a European Youth bronze medallist.

In addition to the two finals, there were two semi finals in the light flyweight class.

Reigning champion Shannon Sweeney defeated Carol Coughlan in a repeat of February’s Elite final while Donegal’s Donna Barr returned from a long spell out with a 4-1 split win over Intermediate runner-up Courtney Daly.

Sweeney and Barr will face off in the final next Saturday at the St Michael’s Athy club as part of the Ireland v England Junior international.

Women’s Open Elite Competition
National Stadium Dublin
Friday September 7th
Semi Finals
48kg Donna Barr (Illies Golden Gloves) beat Courtney Daly (Crumlin) 4-1
48kg Shannon Sweeney (St Annes) beat Carol Coughlan (Mulhuddart) 5-0

51kg Nicole Hayes (Togher) W/O
54kg Niamh Early (Ryston) beat Lauren Hogan (St Brigids Edenderry) 4-1
57kg Dervla Duffy (Mulhuddart) W/O
64kg Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan) beat Ciara Ginty (Geesala) 5-0
69kg Katelynn Phelan (St Bridgids Kildare) W/O
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea) W/O
81kg Lisa Browne (Aglish) W/O
81+kg Nell Fox (Rathkeale) W/O

St Michael’s Athy BC
Saturday September 15th
48kg Donna Barr (Illies Golden Gloves) V Shannon Sweeney (St Annes)


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Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie