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TEAM IRELAND LAUNCH EUROPEAN GAMES CAMPAIGN TODAY


The second edition of the European Games officially opens in Minsk today. The Games run from the 21-30 June, and Team Ireland will be represented by 63 athletes across nine sports, including many of the top names in Irish sport, such as boxer Kellie Harrington, cyclist Ryan Mullen and Canoe Sprint racer Jenny Egan. Day […]

WALKER BOWS OUT OF WORLD ELITE BOXING

Kurt Walker bowed out of the World Elites at the quarter-final stage to Tsendbaater Erdenebat in Ekaterinburg, Russia. A fiery battle between the current European champion and the 2018 Asian Games titlist ended on a unanimous decision to the Mongolian southpaw. Scores – 30-27,30-27,30-27,29-28,29-28. At his most effective when he closed down space, Erdenebat took […]

WALKER THROUGH TO QUARTER-FINALS AT WORLD ELITES

Kurt Walker is through to the last eight of the World Elite Championships in Ekaterinburg, Russia. The Antrim stylist beat Canada’s Robin Basran today to move to within one win of at least bronze in the 57kg class. Scores – 30-27,30-27,30-27,29-28,29-28 to Walker The Irish No. 6 seed and current European champion on the Eurasia […]

NEVIN AND WALSH BOW OUT OF WORLDS ON 3-2 SPLITS

Michael Nevin and Aidan Walsh bowed out of the World Elites at the last 16 and last 32 stages in Exakerinburg, Russia today. Both men lost on identical 3-2 split decisions. One both occasions, one of the judges awarded Nevin and Walsh all three rounds. Nevin, who boxes out of the Portlaoise BC, landed some […]

KELLIE HARRINGTON WITHDRAWS DUE TO INJURY

On the final day of the competition at the European Games a decision has been made to withdraw Kellie Harrington from her final fight in the Women’s Light -60kg today due to injury. Harrington sustained a hand injury in the semi-final bout with Agnes Alexiusson from Sweden, and she has been deemed unfit to box. […]

SOLID SHOWING FOR TEAM IRELAND ON DAY TWO IN MINSK

Team Ireland had six athletes in action across four sports on the second day of the European Games in Minsk. Two finals were contested by Team Ireland today with Alice Sharpe finished in 25th place in the Cycling Women’s Cycling Road Race and Nathon Burns was 7th in the Judo Men’s Half-light Weight 66kg. Boxers […]

IRISH BOXERS TO FIGHT FOR BRONZE AT YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

Dean Clancy and Dearbhla Rooney will now fight for bronze in the men’s and women’s flyweight categories respectively following losses in today’s bouts while Miriam Daly achieved 62.15 in the women’s 400m hurdles.   Boxing: Dean Clancy was defeated by Team GB’s Ivan Price in the men’s fly (49-52kg) semi-finals today. The Ballinacarrow native looked to […]

FIFTH PLACE FOR GALWAY GYMNAST AT YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

Fifth place for Slevin in the balance beam, 14th for Miranda Tcheuthchoua in the women’s 3kg hammer throw while Team Ireland golfers Kitt and Crowley Walsh finished up T13 in the Mixed Team event.   Gymnastics: Emma Slevin has finished fifth in the balance beam finals at the Youth Olympic Games with a score of […]

DAY NINE: BOXER DEARBHLA ROONEY QUALIFIES FOR WOMEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT SEMI FINAL

Dearbhla Rooney qualified for the Women’s Feather (54-57kg) semi-finals after a dominant win over Roma Linda Martinez from the USA. Manorhamilton’s Rooney had not met the American fighter previously and was relieved to progress to the next round.   Speaking after her fight she said, “I’m absolutely delighted with it. I was happy with how […]

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