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Unforgettable Day For Irish Boxing As Women Claim Three Golds And Two Silvers

Unforgettable Day For Irish Boxing As Women Claim Three Golds And Two Silvers
By Colman Stanley Updated
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Ireland's Kellie Harrington, Amy Broadhurst, and Aoife O'Rourke have all taken home gold at the European Amateur Boxing Championships in Budva, Montenegro.

Caitlin Fryers was unsuccessful in her final bought, but brought home a silver medal, while Christina Desmond, who was called up as a replacement, also had to settle for second place.

Harrington, fighting at lightweight, defeated Lenka Bernardova of the Czech Republic in a unanimous victory over three rounds. The gold medal now gives Harrington a trio of major boxing medals, adding to her World and Olympic golds.

22 October 2022; Kellie Harrington of Ireland, celerates after winning gold against Lenka Bernardova of Czech Republic in their lightweight 60kg final during the EUBC Women's European Boxing Championships 2022 at Budva Sports Centre in Budva, Montenegro. Photo by Ben McShane/Sportsfile

Broadhurst Takes Home Gold With Silver For Young Fryers

Amy Broadhurst, the reigning light-welterweight world champion, was successful over Ukraine's Mariia Bova, with another unanimous win for Ireland.

Belfast fighter Caitlin Fryers was easily beaten by Turkey's Naz Cakiroglue, but will be pleased with her overall performance in the tournament, with many years of fighting left for the 22-year-old.

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22 October 2022; Caitlin Fryers of Ireland, left, embraces Buse Naz Cakiroglu of Turkey after their lightflyweight 50kg final during the EUBC Women's European Boxing Championships 2022 at Budva Sports Centre in Budva, Montenegro. Photo by Ben McShane/Sportsfile
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22 October 2022; Amy Broadhurst of Ireland, left, celebrates after her victory against Mariia Bova of Ukraine in their light welterweight 63kg final during the EUBC Women's European Boxing Championships 2022 at Budva Sports Centre in Budva, Montenegro. Photo by Ben McShane/Sportsfile

Silver For Desmond And Gold For O'Rourke

Corkonian Christina Desmond, who picked up a European bronze in 2016, also managed a silver in the light-middleweight division, losing out in a close fight against Ani Hovsepyan of Armenia.

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She will nonetheless be delighted, after only being called up to the tournament as a replacement for the injured Lisa O'Rourke.

In Ireland's last fight, Aoife O'Rourke gave the team a perfect ending as the Roscommon woman defeated Elzbieta Wojcik of Poland in the middleweight final, to keep hold of the European gold she won in 2019.

It takes Ireland's medal haul to seven, after Michaela Walsh and Shannon Sweeney both picked up bronze medals after losing their respective semi-finals, in what was one of the great days for Irish boxing.

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22 October 2022; Aoife O'Rourke of Ireland, left, in action against Elzbieta Wojcik of Poland in their middleweight 75kg final during the EUBC Women's European Boxing Championships 2022 at Budva Sports Centre in Budva, Montenegro. Photo by Ben McShane/Sportsfile

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