Ireland’s young female boxers were in the thick of the action in Wladyslawowo, Poland today……….
Amy Broadhurst guaranteed Ireland at least another bronze medal at the 2012 European Women’s Youth and Junior Championships in Poland today.
But Kristina O’Hara bowed out of the tournament after losing out by a three-point margin to Ukrainian light-flyweight Hanna Okhotu.
Aoife Hennigan was also very unlucky. Hennigan was just one point down going into the fourth round versus Sokolovska Anastasiya of the Ukraine.
But the Swinford BC welterweight suffered a knee injury in the third and was retired by the Irish corner.
Broadhurst was in against Elisabeth Wohlgemouth and registered a confidence boosting 17-7 quarter-final win over the current German champion and former European bronze medallist.
“Amy performed exceptionally well and she can be very pleased with her performance against a strong opponent, said IABA Director of Boxing Dominic O’Rourke.
“Kristina was level after the first two rounds with the Ukrainian girl and she boxed very well. Aoife was just a point down going into the fourth when she twisted her knee. She was very unlucky.”
94 Youth and 96 Junior boxers are competing in Wladyslawowo. The Championships, the 3rd in the edition, continues tomorrow.
2012 European Women’s Youth and Junior Championships Wladyslawowo, Poland
51kg: Oliwia Samsanow (Ireland) beat Jenna O’Reilly (England) 18-15
57kg: Lycia Hennihan (Ireland) lost to Hessia Canonica (Italy) 3-11
50kg: Nikita Casey (Ireland) lost to Irma Testa (Italy) 5-15
60kg: Siadhbh Green (Ireland) lost to Grygiel Grazyna (Poland) 0-5
75kg: Niamh Folan (Ireland) beat Delibasi Aysegi (Turkey) 12-4
69kg: Aoife Hennigan (Ireland) lost to Sokolovska Anastasiya (Ukraine) RETI4
48kg: Kristina O’Hara (Ireland) lost to Hanna Okhotu (Ukraine) 8-11
57kg: Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) beat Elisabeth Wohlgemouth (Germany) 17-7
Irish Youth squad
48kg:Hanna Carthy (Paulstown BC)
51kg:Oliwia Samsanow (Old School BC)
54kg:Christine Gargan (St Georges BC)
57kg:Lycia Hennihan (Ballinrobe BC)
60kg:Kayleigh Murrihy (Kilfenora BC)
69kg:Aoife Hennigan (Swinford BC)
Irish Junior Squad
48kg:Kristina O’Hara (Emerald BC)
50kg:Nikita Casey (Nenagh BC)
54kg;Caoilinn McCormack (Kilfenora BC)
57kg:Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan BC)
60kg:Siadhbh Greene (Ballinacarrow BC)
64kg:Austeja Auciute (Finn Valley BC)
69kg:Sally Carrig (Ennis BC)
75kg:Niamh Folan (Connemara BC)
Team Manager: Maura Campbell (South Meath)
Director of Boxing: Dominic O’Rourke
Coaches: John McCormack (St Saviours OBA), Damien Walsh (Holy Family GG)
Delegate for the European Women’s Commission Meeting: Anna Moore (St Francis)