The Team Ireland Boxing Team is made up of eleven athletes – seven male and four female. While this boxing tournament was initially part of the Tokyo 2020 qualification process, it is now a standalone event, following recent decisions by the IOC with regard to recognizing AIBA.
Team Ireland field their strongest team at the European Games, and the athletes will be treating this as a practice run for the Olympic Games. They have spent the last couple of weeks preparing in Belfast, with sparring partners from around the world.
World Champion Kellie Harrington is one of the best known names on the team, the 29 year old Dubliner is competing in her first multi-sport event this week, and her first match takes place on the 23rd June. Michaela Walsh, Kurt Walker and Dean Gardiner are all competing in their second European Games, having competed in Baku in 2015.
Baku silver medallist Brendan Irvine was forced to withdraw just prior to the Games due to injury.
Team Ireland boxers are a strong squad, with plenty of strength and depth. Tony Browne, Regan Buckley, James McGivern, Kieran Molloy, Michael Nevin, Aoife O’Rourke, and Grainne Walsh are all making their European Games debut in Minsk.
The Boxing at the European Games takes place in the Uruchie Stadium in the outskirts of Minsk and runs for the full duration of the Games, beginning on the 21st June and running until the 30th June.
A variation of boxing appeared in the first Ancient Olympic Games in 688 BC, it was introduced to the Modern Olympic Games programme in 1904.
In Minsk both the men’s and women’s tournaments are single-elimination. The men’s bouts are made up of three rounds of three minutes each, while the women’s bouts are four rounds of two minutes each. Boxers get points for successful punches and the boxer with the most points wins the bout.
|BROWNE||ANTHONY MICHAEL||01/01/1995||Dublin||St. Michael’s BC|
|BUCKLEY||REGAN JAMES||05/03/1997||Wicklow||St. Teresa’s BC|
|GARDINER||DEAN THOMAS||29/02/1988||Tipperary||Clonmel BC|
|HARRINGTON||KELLIE ANNE||11/12/1989||Dublin||St. Mary’s BC Dublin|
|MC GIVERN||JAMES STEPHEN||06/01/1998||Antrim||St. George’s BC|
|NEVIN||MICHAEL ANTHONY||06/05/1998||Laois||Portlaoise BC|
|O ROURKE||AOIFE MARIE||02/07/1997||Roscommon||Castlerea BC|
|WALKER||KURT ANTHONY||07/03/1995||Antrim||St. Patrick’s Lisburn|
|WALSH||GRAINNE MARY||13/10/1995||Offaly||Spartacus BC|
|Michael Nevin||Men’s Middle -75kg||22-Jun||16:00:00||Preliminary Round||Bout 50 Vs GB Mark Dickenson|
|Kieran Molloy||Men’s Welter -69kg||22-Jun||18:30:00||Preliminary Round||Bout 75 Vs Macedonia Goce Janeski|
|Regan Buckley||Men’s Light Fly 49kg||23-Jun||14:00:00||Preliminary Round||Bout 95 Vs RUS Bator Saglauev|
|Anthony Browne||Men’s Heavy -91kg||23-Jun||14:00:00||Preliminary Round||Bout 99 Vs (Winner of Bout 20/21)|
|James McGivern||Men’s Light Welter -64kg||23-Jun||18:30:00||Preliminary Round||Bout 102 Vs Slovakia Michal Takacs|
|Kurt Walker||Men’s Bantam -56kg||24-Jun||14:00:00||Preliminary Round||Bout 133 Vs Winner Romania and Armenia|
|Michaela Walsh||Women’s Feather -57kg||24-Jun||16:00:00||Preliminary Round||Bout 138 Vs Romania Lenuta Lacramioara Perijoc|
|Dean Gardiner||Men’s Super Heavy +91kg||24-Jun||16:15:00||Preliminary Round||Bout 136 Vs Hungary/Georgia|
|Grainne Walsh||Women’s Welter -69kg||24-Jun||17:00:00||Preliminary Round||Bout 153 GB Rosie Eccles|
|Regan Buckley||Men’s Light Fly 49kg||25-Jun||18:30:00||Quarter Finals|
|Michael Nevin||Men’s Middle -75kg||25-Jun||19:00:00||Quarter Finals|
|Anthony Browne||Men’s Heavy -91kg||25-Jun||19:30:00||Quarter Finals|
|Aoife O’Rourke||Women’s Middle -75kg||25-Jun||20:00:00||Preliminary Round||Bout 209 Belarussian Viktoryia Kebikava|
|Kurt Walker||Men’s Bantam -56kg||26-Jun||14:30:00||Quarter Finals|
|Kieran Molloy||Men’s Welter -69kg||26-Jun||15:00:00||Quarter Finals|
|Dean Gardiner||Men’s Super Heavy +91kg||26-Jun||15:30:00||Quarter Finals|
|Michaela Walsh||Women’s Feather -57kg||26-Jun||16:00:00||Quarter Finals|
|Grainne Walsh||Women’s Welter -69kg||26-Jun||16:30:00||Quarter Finals|
|James McGivern||Men’s Light Welter -64kg||26-Jun||19:00:00||Quarter Finals|
|Kellie Harrington||Women’s Light -60kg||26-Jun||20:30:00||Quarter Finals|
|Aoife O’Rourke||Women’s Middle -75kg||26-Jun||21:00:00||Quarter Finals|
|Kellie Harrington||Women’s Light -60kg||26-Jun||21:45:00||Preliminary Round||Bout 242 Vs Italy or Moldova|
|Kieran Molloy||Men’s Welter -69kg||28-Jun||15:00:00||Semi Finals|
|Dean Gardiner||Men’s Super Heavy +91kg||28-Jun||16:00:00||Semi Finals|
|Michaela Walsh||Women’s Feather -57kg||28-Jun||16:30:00||Semi Finals|
|Grainne Walsh||Women’s Welter -69kg||28-Jun||17:00:00||Semi Finals|
|Regan Buckley||Men’s Light Fly 49kg||28-Jun||18:30:00||Semi Finals|
|Kurt Walker||Men’s Bantam -56kg||28-Jun||19:00:00||Semi Finals|
|James McGivern||Men’s Light Welter -64kg||28-Jun||19:30:00||Semi Finals|
|Michael Nevin||Men’s Middle -75kg||28-Jun||20:00:00||Semi Finals|
|Anthony Browne||Men’s Heavy -91kg||28-Jun||20:30:00||Semi Finals|
|Kellie Harrington||Women’s Light -60kg||28-Jun||21:30:00||Semi Finals|
|Aoife O’Rourke||Women’s Middle -75kg||28-Jun||22:00:00||Semi Finals|
|Kieran Molloy||Men’s Welter -69kg||29-Jun||16:40:00||Final Bouts|
|Dean Gardiner||Men’s Super Heavy +91kg||29-Jun||17:30:00||Final Bouts|
|Michaela Walsh||Women’s Feather -57kg||29-Jun||17:55:00||Final Bouts|
|Grainne Walsh||Women’s Welter -69kg||29-Jun||18:20:00||Final Bouts|
|Regan Buckley||Men’s Light Fly 49kg||30-Jun||12:00:00||Final Bouts|
|Kurt Walker||Men’s Bantam -56kg||30-Jun||12:15:00||Final Bouts|
|James McGivern||Men’s Light Welter -64kg||30-Jun||12:40:00||Final Bouts|
|Michael Nevin||Men’s Middle -75kg||30-Jun||13:05:00||Final Bouts|
|Anthony Browne||Men’s Heavy -91kg||30-Jun||13:30:00||Final Bouts|
|Kellie Harrington||Women’s Light -60kg||30-Jun||14:20:00||Final Bouts|
|Aoife O’Rourke||Women’s Middle -75kg||30-Jun||14:45:00||Final Bouts|